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Rare Bird Alert

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

Compiled by Harry Nehls on Thursday, November 8, 2018.

Snow Goose Brant Surf Scoter
Black Scoter Heermann's Gull California Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull Harris's Sparrow Rusty Blackbird
Northern Waterthrush Magnolia Warbler Summer Tanager


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 of Oregon

Hello, this is the Audubon Society Rare Bird Report. This report was made Thursday November 8. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976.

On November 5 a SUMMER TANAGER was photographed along Hwy 30 near North Powder. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was photographed November 2 among a large flock of CALIFORNIA GULLS at Gold Beach. The Ona Beach State Park MAGNOLIA WARBLER continues to be seen as is the Bend RUSTY BLACKBIRD.

Heavy migrations continue along the Oregon Coast.

The elusive Sauvie Island Rentenaar Road NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was seen again November 3. The first flock of SNOW GEESE arrived on the island November 1. The Willamina BLACK SCOTER continues at the Huddleston Fishing Pond. 

During the morning of November 3 a HEERMANN’S GULL was at Bonneville Dam. Two were at Hood River that afternoon. A SURF SCOTER, a BRANT and a HARRIS’S SPARROW were at Hood River during week. Three BRANT and a SURF SCOTER were at The Dalles November 6.

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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