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

Compiled by Harry Nehls on October 27, 2016

Emperor Goose Snow Goose Tundra Swan
Wood Duck Mandarin Duck Greater Scaup
Surf Scoter White-winged Scoter Red-breasted Merganser
Eared Grebe Western Grebe American Avocet
Red Phalarope Parasitic Jaeger Sabine's Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull Caspian Tern Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel
Burrowing Owl Tropical Kingbird Northern Shrike
Red-eyed Vireo Chestnut-collared Longspur Indigo Bunting


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

On October 22 an adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was photographed at Stonefield Beach south of Yachats. It did not remain. An INDIGO BUNTING and a CHESTNUT-BACKED LONGSPUR were seen October 20 at Cape Blanco.

Lingering FORK-TAILED STORM-PETRELS and RED PHALAROPES were reported along the coast during the week. Early arriving SNOW GEESE and TUNDRA SWANS were reported during the week. 

On October 25 a TROPICAL KINGBIRD was at Cape Blanco. A BURROWING OWL was near Bandon October 22. Two late CASPIAN TERNS were on the North Spit of Coos Bay October 21. Three NORTHERN SHRIKES were at Florence October 22. A TROPICAL KINGBIRD and a late BULLOCK'S ORIOLE were south of Tillamook that day. A RED-EYED VIREO was at Bay City October 22. 

An EMPEROR GOOSE was seen October 26 on the east side of Sauvie Island. On October 25 three AVOCETS were at Broughton Beach near the Portland Airport. Three WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were off the Sandy River Delta October 23. On October 25, 367 WOOD DUCKS and three MANDARINE DUCKS were at Dawson Creek Park in Hillsboro. Twenty SURF SCOTERS were on the Sheridan Sewage Ponds October 24. Three were on the Sheridan Sewage Ponds October 24 and three were at the Monmouth Sewage Ponds October 22. At least 18 GREATER SCAUP were on the Philomath Sewage Ponds October 23. A PARASITIC JAEGER was there October 26. Six RED PHALAROPES and two SABINE'S GULLS were at Fern Ridge Reservoir October 23. 

On October 23 seven GREATER SCAUP, two RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS, seven EARED GREBES and 95 WESTERN GREBES were at Suttle Lake in the Cascades at Santiam Pass. 

That’s it for this week

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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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