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

Compiled by Harry Nehls on May 18, 2017

Blue-winged Teal Red-breasted Merganser Band-tailed Pigeon
Hudsonian Godwit Bar-tailed Godwit Long-billed Curlew
Sanderling Red-necked Phalarope Red Phalarope
Bonaparte's Gull Western Kingbird Ash-throated Flycatcher
Rock Wren Yellow-breasted Chat Brewer's Sparrow
Lark Sparrow Leconte's Sparrow Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Common Grackle


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 May 25. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976. 

On May 20 a LECONTE'S SPARROW was seen at the viewing platform at Fern Ridge Reservoir. An HUDSONIAN GODWIT is now being seen at the South Jetty of the Siuslaw River. On May 24 a BAR-TAILED GODWIT passed Boiler Bay. A COMMON GRACKLE was reported May 16 in Baker City. On May 21 a ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was seen among many migrants at the now open Malheur NWR Headquarters.

Spring migrations continue with RED and RED-NECKED PHALAROPES, SANDERLINGS, BONAPARTE'S GULLS, and BLUE-WINGED TEAL most conspicuous. CHATS were widely reported during the week from the Willamette Valley.

On May 20 a BREWER'S SPARROW and a ROCK WREN were at the Hatfield Science Center on Yaquina Bay. Two WESTERN KINGBIRDS and a LONG-BILLED CURLEW were seen May 20 near Cloverdale. On May 24 a LARK SPARROW was at the Sandy River Delta. A RED-BREASTED MERGANSER was seen May 19 at the Fern Hill Wetlands. An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was seen May 22 near Philomath. On May 21 a LARK SPARROW was at Hills Creek Dam near Oakridge. A BAND-TAILED PIGEON was seen May 18 in LaGrande.

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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