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

Compiled by Harry Nehls on Thursday, September 13, 2018.

Cackling Goose Ruby-throated Hummingbird Red Knot
Ruff Little Stint Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Parasitic Jaeger Sabine's Gull Common Tern
Black-backed Woodpecker Least Flycatcher Barn Swallow
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Clay-colored Sparrow Lark Sparrow
Northern Waterthrush Black-and-white Warbler American Redstart
Chestnut-sided Warbler Blackpoll Warbler


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 of Portland Rare Bird Report. This report was made Thursday September 13. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976.

On September 6 a RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was reported near Toledo. A FUFF was at Yaquina Bay September 11. At Summer Lake September 7 was a BLACKPOLL WARBLER. On September 9 a SABINE’S GULL and a LITTLE STINT were at Wickiup Reservoir south of Bend. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at Oak Hill Cemetery near Eugene September 10. One was at Fort Stevens State Park September 8.

Numerous BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS continue to be seen. On September 8 the first fliock of CACKLING GEESE was reported at Garibaldi.

On September 10 a RED KNOT was at the South Jetty of the Siuslaw River. A BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER was on the Bayocean Spit of Tillamook Bay September 8. A LARK SPARROW was seen September 11 along Wireless Road near Astoria. 

On September 9 a SABINE’S GULL was off Sauvie Island. A PARASITIC JAEGER was on Sauvie Island through the week. One was chasing COMMON TERNS off the mouth of the Sandy River September 9. On September 10 a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at the Fernhill Wetlands. On September 12 the BARN SWALLOW evening roost along Dorsey Road south of Dayton contained about 25,000 birds. Check this roost between 7:00 and 8.00 P.M. Three COMMON TERNS were at Fern Ridge Reservoir September 8. 

At Malheur NWR Headquarters during the week were a CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, LEAST FLYCATCHER. Two REDSTARTS and a BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER. At Benson Pond September 9 was a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH.

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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