Eurasian Wigeon American White Pelican Cattle Egret Broad-winged Hawk Sandhill Crane Black-necked Stilt American Avocet Sanderling RED-NECKED STINT Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Ruff Sabine?s Gull Franklin?s Gull Herring Gull Common Tern Black Swift Eastern Kingbird Purple Martin Bank Swallow Varied Thrush Fox Sparrow Golden-crowned Sparrow Black Rosy-Finch
hotline: Portland Oregon Audubon RBA (weekly) number: 503-292-6855 To report: Harry Nehls 503-233-3976 <hnehls6 at comcast.net> compiler: Harry Nehls coverage: entire state
Hello, this is the Audubon Society of Portland Rare Bird Report. This report was made Thursday September 22. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976.
The RED-NECKED STINT is still being seen at New River.
Heavy migrations continue bringing the first VARIED THRUSH, HERRING GULL, FOX SPARROW, and GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROWS to Western Oregon.
On September 17 an EASTERN KINGBIRD was east of Reedsport. An eclipse plumaged EURASIAN WIGEON was at Siletz Bay September 19. A SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER was at the South Jetty of the Columbia River September 17.
A SABINE?S GULL, SANDERLING, several BANK SWALLOWS, 500 SANDHILL CRANES, some BLACK SWIFTS, and up to 78 WHITE PELICANS were on Sauvie Island during the week. On September 15 a FRANKLIN?S GULL was at Smith/Byee Lakes in North Portland. Also at Smith/Bybee during the week were two COMMON TERNS, two BLACK SWIFTS, BANK SWALLOW, and five PURPLE MARTINS. On September 14 a COMMON TERN was at Baskett Slough NWR. A SABINE?S GULL was at Fern Ridge Reservoir September 21. Four BLACK SWIFTS were seen September 18 near Pilot Rock in southern Jackson County.
A BLACK SWIFT and a BROAD-WINGED HAWK were at the Green Ridge Raptor Station near Camp Sherman September 18. A CATTLE EGRET was seen during the week north of the Narrows at Malheur NWR. On September 16 a RUFF was in the same area. On September 19 a SABINE?S GULL was near Lowen. A SABINE?S GULL and a flock of COMMON TERNS were seen during the week at Beulah Reservoir near Juntura. A flock of BLACK ROSY-FINCHES were on Steens Mountain September 16.
Large numbers of birds continue at Lake Abert including over 1400 AVOCETS and 2000 BLACK-NECKED STILTS.