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

Compiled by Harry Nehls on August 27, 2015

American White Pelican Black-necked Stilt American Avocet
Pacific Golden-Plover Wandering Tattler
Marbled Godwit
Sanderling Sempalmated Sandpiper Baird's Sandpiper
Sabine's Gull New Gull Common Tern
Swainson's Thrush Brewer's Sparrow BALTIMORE ORIOLE


Hello, this is the Audubon Society of Portland Rare Bird Report. This report was made Thursday August 27. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976.

On August 20 a BALTIMORE ORIOLE was at Pistol River. A possible LONG-BILLED MURRELET was seen August 23 at the North Jetty of the Siuslaw River. Four probable PARAKEET AUKLETS  were seen August 26 off Boiler Bay.

Night flights of SWAINSON'S THRUSHES were reported during the week.

Shorebird migration continues with seven MARBLED GODWITS at Bandon August 22. A SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER and 13 BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS were seen August 25 at New River south of Bandon. At the South Spit of the Siuslaw River August 18 were seven MARBLED GODWITS. The next day a PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER and a WANDERING TATTLER were there.

On August 21 a COMMON TERN was at the South Jetty of the Columbia River. Five SABINE'S GULLS were on Sturgeon Lake on Sauvie Island August 24. An early MEW GULL, a SANDERLING, and two AVOCETS were seen there during the week. Another SABINE'S GULL was at Broughton Beach August 26. Also at Broughton Beach during the week were two AVOCETS, three SANDERLINGS, a COMMON TERN, and a BLACK-NECKED STILT.

There are now two BREWER'S SPARROWS near Roy Rogers Road at the Tualatin NWR. On August 24 an AVOCET was at Baskett Slough NWR. A group of five WHITE PELICANS are now at Fords Pond near Roseburg. On August 22 an immature LONG-TAILED JAEGER was at Wickiup Reservoir south of Bend.

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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