Rare Bird Alert

For decades, Harry Nehls has compiled our weekly Rare Bird Alert. Updated every Thursday, the Rare Bird Alert covers the entire state and details where and when rare birds have been spotted. This could be anything from an east coast bird that flew off course to an Oregon bird found in an unlikely location.

Have you seen a rare or out of place bird? Contact Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976 or hnehls6@comcast.net to be included in the next Rare Bird Alert.

May 9, 2019

Blue-winged Teal Semipalmated Sandpiper
Sabine’s Gull Red-footed Booby
American White Pelican Bank Swallow
California Thrasher Lark Sparrow
American White Pelican, photo by Mick Thompson

Notes on Sightings

Hello, this is the Audubon Society of Portland Rare Bird Report. This report was made Thursday May 9. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976.

Heavy migrations continued through the week, especially warblers and other insect eating birds. A group of eight Black Swifts were south of Siletz Bay May 10. A male Hood Warbler was at Willamette Park in Corvallis May 13. A Bank Swallow was among a flock of Barn Swallows in Florence May 12.

On May 10 a Franklin’s Gull was at Lincoln City.

On May 15 two Canada Jays were near Newton Road in Portland’s Forest Park. A Clark’s Grebe was seen May 14 at the Tualatin River NWR. A Blue-gray Gnatcatcher was photographed May 11 in Corvallis. On May 11 a Lark Sparrow was seen at the Lava Lake Eno-Park along Hwy 20 in Linn County.

Among the migrants at the Headquarters of Malheur NWR May 9 was a singing Tennessee Warbler.

That’s it for this week.