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

Compiled by Harry Nehls on April 28, 2016

Pacific Loon Sooty Shearwater American White Pelican
Black-necked Stilt Black-bellied Plover Pacific Golden Plover
Solitary Sandpiper Whimbrel Marbled Godwit
Baird's Sandpiper Calliope Hummingbird Crested Caracara
White Wagtail Brewer's Sparrow


hotline: Portland Oregon Audubon RBA (weekly)
number: 503-292-6855
To report: Harry Nehls 503-233-3976  <hnehls5@comcast.net>
compiler: Harry Nehls
coverage: entire state

Hello, this is the Audubon Society of Portland Rare Bird Report. This report was made Thursday April 28. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls a 503-292-6855.

On April 24 a WHITE WAGTAIL was seen at Hatfield Lake near Bend. It remained thru the week allowing many photos to be taken. A possible CARACARA was reported April 15 along I5 south of Salem. 

A major migratory movement during the week brought most of the expected species into the state. A conspicuous movement along the coast included large numbers of SOOTY SHEARWATERS and PACIFIC LOONS. Heavy shorebird movements during the week brought a PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER, 400 WHIMBREL, 30 MARBLED GODWITS, and 30 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS to Wireless Road near Astoria and SOLITARY SANDPIPERS to Dune City, Newport, and Eugene. A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was at Yaquina Bay April 21 and at Summer Lake April 22. On April 24 Two WHIMBRELS were along Glasser Drive near Lebanon

On April 25 a BREWER’S SPARROW was along the Lewis and Clark Road south of Astoria. Two BLACK-NECKED STILTS were at the Tualatin NWR during the week. Eight were at Baskett Slough NWR April 24. A flock of about 19 WHITE PELICANS were seen all week in the wetlands near Gaston. A CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD visited a feeder near Independence April 26.

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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