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

Compiled by Harry Nehls on Thursday, February 7, 2019.

Ross's Goose Tundra Bean Goose Tufted Duck
Rufous Hummingbird Cattle Egret Turkey Vulture
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Red-naped Sapsucker Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow Mountain Bluebird Lark Sparrow
Harris's Sparrow Dickcissel

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

The Lark Sparrow continues along Tone Road in Tillamook. The Harris’sSparrow, Dickcissel and the two Cattle Egrets continue along Boquist Road near the Tillamook Cheese Factory. The Bean Goose continues at Cabell Marsh at Finley NWR.  On February 1 a blue phased Ross’s Goose was photographed among the Cabell Marsh goose flock. On January 31 a male Tufted Duck was seen on the Columbia River off Wintler Park in Vancouver.  On January 29 four  Barn Swallows joined the continuing Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Cleowax Lake south of Florence.

On February 2 a male Rufous Hummingbird visited a feeder in Coos Bay. A Turkey Vulture was near Corvallis February 2. The Red-naped Sapsucker and the Harris’s Sparrow continue in Corvallis. Two female Mountain Bluebirds, one photographed, February 2  were at Brush College Park in Salem. Another female was seen along Cantrell Road near Eugene. Five Tree Swallows were north of Eugene February 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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