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

Compiled by Harry Nehls on April 20, 2017

Eurasian Green-winged Teal Costa's Hummingbird Calliope Hummingbird
Baird's Sandpiper Short-billed Dowitcher Solitary Sandpiper
Laughing Gull Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel Swainson's Hawk
Burrowing Owl Hammond's Flycatcher Gray Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher Western Kingbird Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Northern Mockingbird Clay-colored Sparrow Brewer's Sparrow
Western Tanager


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, April 20. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976.

The LAUGHING GULL continues to be seen. On April 18 it was at Yaquina Bay. On April 18 a COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD was photographed at an Eagle Creek feeder.  On April 19 a EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL was at the Duckflat Road Wetlands near Turner.

Heavy migrations were noted during the week, especially among warblers and sparrow. Geese are now moving northward in good numbers.

On April 18 a BURROWING OWL was at the Tenmile Creek estuary in norther Coos County. That day a WESTERN KINGBIRD was at Yaquina Bay. On April 14 several FORK-TAILED STORM-PETRELS were off Boiler Bay and one was in Yaquina Bay. There are now two MOCKINGBIRDS in the Newport area. 

Among the many migrants at Mt. Tabor in Portland April 16 were two PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHERS, seven HAMMOND'S FLYCATCHERS, and a CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD. On April 11 a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at Smith/Bybee Lakes in North Portland. On April 18 near Corvallis were two SHORT-EARED DOWITCHERS and a SOLITARY SANDPIPER. A WESTERN TANAGER was in Eugene April 15. The next day a CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD was in Eugene. Among many migrants at Skinners Butte in Eugene April 19 was a BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER. During the week a GRAY FLYCATCHER and a BREWER' SPARROW were in Creswell.

Among the large numbers of shorebirds at Summer Lake April 16 were five BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS.

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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