Brown Pelican Great Egret Turkey Vulture Oldsquaw Gray Partridge Greater Yellowlegs Sanderling Dunlin 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 PAINTED REDSTART Common Yellowthroat American Tree Sparrow BRAMBLING Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
hotline: Portland Oregon Audubon RBA (weekly) number: (503) 292-0661 to report: Harry Nehls (503) 233-3976 <hnehls at teleport.com> 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. Recently a GLAUCOUS GULL, a WESTERN GULL, and many HERRING and THAYER'S 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 Albany.
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.