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

Compiled by Harry Nehls on Thursday, July 12, 2018.

Surf Scoter American Golden-Plover Pacific Golden-Plover
Heermann's Gull Brown Pelican Say's Phoebe
Lawrence's Goldfinch Lapland Longspur Golden-crowned Sparrow


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, July 12. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976.

An adult LAWRENCE’S GOLDFINCH accompanying four chicks was observed July 9 at Provolt Pond south of Grants Pass. 

On July 5 a summering flock of 1665 immature SURF SCOTERS were on the ocean off Yaquina Head. HEERMANN’S GULLS are now drifting northward along the coast. On July 7 over 150 were on Long Beach in Washington. Over 100 BROWN PELICANS were at Ecola State Park July 11. On July 7 a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW was near Bandon. A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen July 10 on the North Spit of Coos Bay. 

A SAY’S PHOEBE was reported July 9 at Company Lake near the Troutdale Airport. The PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER continues at Fern Ridge Reservoir. An AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER was photographed July 6 at the Crooked River Wetlands in Prineville. 

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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