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

Compiled by Harry Nehls on February 4, 2016

Trumpeter Swan Eurasian Green-winged Teal Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle Sora Mountain Plover
Greater Yellowlegs Red-naped Sapsucker Black Phoebe
Tree Swallow Northern Mockingbird Common Yellowthroat
Harris's Sparrow Tricolored Blackbird Bullock's Oriole
Common Redpoll


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 February 4. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976.

The South Beach State Park MOUNTAIN PLOVER continues to be seen.

The first migrant flocks of TREE SWALLOWS were in the Rogue Valley January 30. The next day a flock was at Fern Ridge Reservoir.

The wintering BULLOCK’S ORIOLE continues at the Marine Science Center at Yaquina Bay. A HARRIS’S SPARROW was near the boat ramp at Nehalem Bay State Park January 31. On January 30 a YELLOWTHROAT was at Ridgefield NWR. A COMMON REDPOLL is now visiting a southeast Portland feeder. On February 1 a BLACK PHOEBE and a SORA were at the Fern Hill Wetlands in Forest Grove. A COMMON TEAL was seen February 2 at the Fairview Wetlands in Salem. 

On January 31 up to 79 BALD EAGLES were at their roost near Tangent. A flock of 45 GREATER YELLOWLEGS were seen January 28 along Wigrich Road south of Independence. Up to 31 TRUMPETER SWANS are now in the fields around Airlie SW of Monmouth. The MOCKINGBIRD is still seen around 34th and High Streets in Eugene. A RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER was seen January 31 in Bloomberg Park in Eugene. Two TRICOLORED BLACKBIRDS were seen January 30 among a blackbird flock at Fords Pond west of Sutherlin. Four TURKEY VULTURES were near Grants Pass January 28. 

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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