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Oregon rare bird sightings compiled by Harry Nehls and updated weekly.

Compiled by Harry Nehls on September 14, 2017

Cackling Goose White-winged Dove American Avocet
Ruddy Turnstone Long-tailed Jaeger Sabine's Gull
Forster's Tern Laysan Albatross Little Blue Heron
Swainson's Hawk Black Phoebe Barn Swallow
Clay-colored Sparrow Northern Waterthrush


hotline: Portland Oregon Audubon RBA (weekly)
number: 503-292-6855
To report: Harry Nehls 503-233-3976  <hnehls6@comcast.net>
compiler: Harry Nehls
coverage: entire state

Hello, this is the Audubon Society of Portland Rare Bird Report. This report was made Thursday September 7. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976.

Two immature LITTLE BLUE HERONS are now being seen at the Narrows in Malheur NWR. On September 13 a WHITE-WINGED DOVE was photographed at a feeder in Charleston on Coos Bay. A LAYSAN ALBATROSS  was seen September 9 off Bullard's Beach near Bandon. On September 10 a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was in Hines.

The large BARN SWALLOW roost on Grand Island south of Dayton is again active. During the evening of September 9 an estimated 70,000 came in to roost.

On September 12 a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at Bob Creek on coastal Coos County. On September 10 three AVOCETS were near Florence and a FORSTER'S TERN was at the South Jetty of the Siuslaw River. 

On September 13 early flocks of CACKLING GEESE were at the Fernhill Wetlands in Forest Grove and over Eugene. A juvenile LONG-TAILED JAEGER was seen September 13 at Timothy Lake in the Cascades south of Mt. Hood. On September 8 a SABINE'S GULL was at the Philomath Sewage Ponds. A SWAINSON'S HAWK was photographed September 11 at Finley NWR. On September 9 a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at Fern Ridge Reservoir. A SABINE'S GULL was there September 12. The next day a BLACK PHOEBE was on Mt. Pisgah.  

On September 10 a RUDDY TURNSTONE was at the Prineville Wetlands.

That’s it for this week. 

To report: Harry Nehls (hnehls6@comcast.net), 503-233-3976.

Most current information on bird sightings in Oregon: The Oregon Birding List.

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