Subject: RBA: Portland, OR
Date: Dec 17 00:28:12 1998
From: Harry Nehls - hnehls at

* Oregon
* Portland
* December 17, 1998
* ORPO9812.17

- birds mentioned

Brown Pelican
Great Egret
Turkey Vulture
Gray Partridge
Greater Yellowlegs
Herring Gull
Thayer's Gull
Western Gull
Glaucous Gull
Burrowing Owl
Long-eared Owl
Empidonax Flycatcher
Tree Swallow
Western Bluebird
Mountain Bluebird
American Robin
Bohemian Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Tree Sparrow
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch

- transcript

hotline: Portland Oregon Audubon RBA (weekly)
number: (503) 292-0661
to report: Harry Nehls (503) 233-3976 <hnehls at>
compiler: Harry Nehls
coverage: entire state

Hello, this is the Audubon Society of Portland Rare Bird Report. This
recording was made Thursday December 17. If you have anything to add call
Harry Nehls at 233-3976.

A possible PAINTED RESTART was reported December 10 near Devils Lake in
Lincoln City. It could not be relocated.

A female, or immature male, BRAMBLING was found December 13 near SE 9th.
and Malden Streets, east of Sellwood Park in Portland. Check the nearby
neighborhood as the bird is moving around with a flock of ROBINS feeding
about the many holly trees in the area.

Many lingering birds remain in the Coos Bay area. A TREE SWALLOW was on
the North Spit of Coos Bay December 16, and a YELLOW WARBLER, two
YELLOWTHROATS, and the EMPIDONAX FLYCATCHER continue to be seen at the
Millicoma Marsh area. A GLAUCOUS GULL, and an OLDSQUAW were in the Empire
area of Coos Bay, and five BROWN PELICANS were at Charleston December 13.

A GLAUCOUS GULL and many SANDERLING and DUNLIN were on Clatsop Beach
December 13. A flock of 20 GREATER YELLOWLEGS was at Brownsmead December
15. There are a number of smaller flocks scattered along the coast and in
the Willamette Valley.

Good numbers of gulls are now at the Pellet Plant on Sauvie Island.
GULLS were seen there. Many GREAT EGRETS are still in the Willamette
Valley. The largest number reported during the week were 40 in Scappoose
Bottoms December 13.

A male MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD was seen December 15 sitting on the fenceline
along Marine Drive at the Portland Airport. It continues to be seen near
the Sea Scout Base there.

A GLAUCOUS GULL was with many gulls at the Womens Prison in Salem during
the week. The BURROWING OWL is still being seen along 119th. Street east
of Salem. Another BURROWING OWL is now along Dever-Conner Road north of

Three TURKEY VULTURES were observed December 14 along Dukabor Road
southeast of Fern Ridge Reservoir. Several WESTERN BLUEBIRDS were also in
that area. The TREE SPARROW continues to be seen in the Fisher Butte Unit
of Fern Ridge.

Large numbers of ROBINS continue to be seen in the Central Oregon Juniper
groves. Two LONG-EARED OWLS were near Fossil December 10.

Both BOHEMIAN and CEDAR WAXWINGS are now at Enterprise in Northeast
Oregon. A number of TREE SPARROWS and GRAY PARTRIDGE are also in that
area. Seven ROSY-FINCHES were seen near Joseph last week-end.

Thristmas Bird Count period starts this week-end. Check the schedules and
join in.

Thats it for this week.

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