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

Compiled by Harry Nehls on Thursday, May 24, 2018.

Common Nighthawk Black Swift Calliope Hummingbird
American Avocet Pacific Golden-Plover Whimbrel
Stilt Sandpiper White-rumped Sandpiper Western Sandpiper
Long-billed Curlew Wilson's Phalarope Glaucous Gull
Forster's Tern Western Kingbird Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Swainson's Thrush White-winged Crossbill Yellow-headed Blackbird
Great-tailed 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 24. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976.
A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER has been seen and photographed all week at Little Beach at the mouth of the Necanicum River in Manzanita. On May 19 a STILT SANDPIPER was at the Summer Lake NWR. A group of five GREAT-TAILED GRACKLES were seen May 21 at the Beck-Kiwanis Park in Ontario. On was at the Summer Lake Hotsprings May 22.
A major coastal night migration was reported May 19; primarily SWAINSON’S THRUSHES and WESTERN SANDPIPERS. 
On May 21 four BLACK SWIFTS were at New River south of Bandon. A LONG-BILED CURLEW was at Bandon May 19. Another was at Tahkenitch Creek south of Florence May 17. A GLAUCOUS GULL has been seen all week at Yaquina Bay. On May 20 a male WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL was photographed at Nestucca Bay NWR. Two WESTERN KINGBIRDS were seen all week at Nehalem State Park.
On May 23 a COMMON NIGHTHAWK was reported over NE Portland. A WESTERN KINGBIRD was seen May 18 at the Portland Airport near Brighton Beach. YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS are now being seen at the Vanport Wetlands in North Portland. On May 18 an AVOCET was at the Tualatin River NWR. A WILSON’S PHALAROPE was there the next day. A PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER has been seen all week at the narrows of Baskett Slough NWR. A WHIMBREL was reported there may 20. A FORSTER’S TERN was seen May 18 at Cheadle Lake in Lebanen. On May 19 a CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD visited a Springfield feeder. A GNATCATCHER was seen May 23 at Mt. Pisqah in Eugene. 

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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