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

Compiled by Harry Nehls on November 24, 2015

Emperor Goose Trumpeter Swan Tufted Duck
Surf Scoter Pacific Loon Cattle Egret
Broad-winged Hawk Common Ground Dove Burrowing Owl
Snowy Owl Gryfalcon Say's Phoebe
Tropical Kingbird Violet-green Swallow Barn Swallow
Mountain Chickadee Northern Mockingbird Red-throated Pipit
Lapland Longspur Snow Bunting MacGillivray’s Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler American Tree Sparrow Clay-colored Sparrow
Dickcissel Pine Grosbeak Common Redpoll


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 Wednesday November 24. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976.

The DICKCISSEL and MOCKINGBIRD continue on the Bayocean Spit of Coos Bay. The GROUND-DOVE and TROPICAL KINGBIRDS continue along Wireless Road near Astoria. On November 22 a CLAY-CORED SPARROW and five TRUMPETER SWANS were along Wireless Road. A possible RED-THROATED PIPIT was reported November 20 from Yaquina Head. On November 21 a possible BROAD-WINGED HAWK was reported over SW Portland. A female BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER was seen November 22 at the Wood River Wetlands on Upper Klamath Lake. A TUFTED DUCK was at the boat basin in Hood River November 19.

A CATTLE EGRET is now being seen in the farm fields Along Hwy 101 near the Tillamook Airport. A SNOWY OWL is being seen along the Wilson River Loop Road east of the Shilo Inn in Tillamook. On November 20 a GYRFALCON was seen at the Cape Meares Lighthouse.

MOUNTAIN CHICKADEES are still being reported from many western Oregon feeders. On November 22 two LAPLAND LONGSPURS were near Flores Lake. A TROPICAL KINGBIRD was in North Bend November 22. That day a bright MACGILLIVRAY’S WARBLER was on the eastside of Coos Bay. Two TRUMPETER SWANS are now being seen near Tillamook. 

On November 24 two VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOWS and 14 BARN SWALLOWS were over Vancouver Lake. The EMPEROR GOOSE continues along Honeyman Road in Scappoose Bottoms. A PINE GROSBEAK was at Portland’s Pittock Mansion November 20. The next day a PACIFIC LOON and a SURF SCOTER was in Salem. On November 22 a group of LAPLAND LONGSPURS and a couple of SNOW BUNTINGS were in a pipit flock along Davis Road near Halsey. A BURROWING OWL was photographed nearby. On 22 a SAY’S PHOEBE was in Eugene. A TREE SPARROW was at Fern Ridge Reservoir  the next day. On November 18 two TRUPETER SWANS were near Island City on the Grande Ronde Valley. A REDPOLL is now coming to the feeders at Malheur NWR Headquarters. 

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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