Date: 9/25/17 4:49 pm From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...> Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire. September 25, 2017
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, September 25th,
2 NORTHERN FULMARS, and 4 CASPIAN TERNS were seen off the coast at Odiorne
Point State Park in Rye on September 23rd.
2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, and 8 LAUGHING GULLS were seen at Jenness Beach
in Rye on September 19th, and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at the
north end of Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on the 23rd.
Birders on a Granite State Whale Watch cruise out of Rye Harbor on September
24th reported: 20 SURF SCOTERS, a COMMON LOON, 3 NORTHERN FULMARS, 3 CORY'S
SHEARWATERS, a GREAT SHEARWATER, 8 WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS, 40 NORTHERN
GANNETS, 3 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES, and 2 BONAPARTE'S GULLS.
An immature male EURASIAN WIGEON was seen in the southeast part of Great Bay
on September 22nd.
A BLACK SCOTER was seen at Chocorua Lake in Tamworth on September 22nd.
A RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, 2 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS, and 4 PECTORAL
SANDPIPERS were seen at the Rochester Wastewater Treatment Plant on
September 20th. The treatment plant is gated and the hours of operation are
7:30-3:00 on weekdays. If you visit, please check in at the office and be
out of the plant by 2:45 so that plant personnel do not have to ask birders
to leave. Do not drive on the dikes and do not block the road. The Trails at
Pickering Ponds, located east of the plant, are not gated, and are always
open during daylight hours.
A WESTERN SANDPIPER, 2 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS, and 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS
were seen along the coast south of Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on
An AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, and 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS were seen at World End
Pond in Salem on September 21st,
5 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS were seen at the Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant on
A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was seen in Rye Harbor on September 24th.
A juvenile YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON and 4 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were
seen in dunes along Route 1A in Seabrook on September 24th, and a
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen along the Nashua River in Nashua on the
An AMERICAN BITTERN was seen near Mines Falls Park in Nashua on September
23rd, and 2 GREAT EGRETS were seen on the Connecticut River in Monroe on the
A GREAT CORMORANT was seen at the Wilder Dam on the Connecticut River in
Lebanon, and 3 were seen on the Androscoggin River in Shelburne, all on
A SANDHILL CRANE was seen in fields along Rollins Road in Rollinsford on
A WHITE-EYED VIREO was seen along the Boy Scout Trail at Odiorne Point State
Park in Rye on September 22nd.
A DICKCISSEL, a YELLOW WARBLER, and a PRAIRIE WARBLER were reported from the
Strafford County Farm Complex in Dover on September 18th.
A DICKCISSEL and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW were reported from Great Bay Farm in
Greenland on September 19th.
A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen at Woodmont Orchard in Hollis on September
A NELSON’S SPARROW and a SALTMARSH SPARROW were seen together adjacent to
pools on the west side of Route 1A south of Odiorne Point State Park in Rye
on September 23rd.
An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen at Pickering Ponds in Rochester on
There were a few reports of migrating mixed-species flocks of WARBLERS
during the past week. Highlights included CAPE MAY WARBLERS, TENNESSEE
WARBLERS, and BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS reported from scattered locations.
A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at World End Pond in Salem on September 22nd.
5 RED CROSSBILLS were reported from Springfield on September 23rd, and 1 was
reported from Pittsfield on the 21st.
A flock of 75 FISH CROWS was reported from Manchester on September 20th.
RAPTOR migration is under way with migrating raptors being counted daily at
the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory in Peterborough, and at the
Carter Hill Observatory in Concord. Pack Monadnock has reported over 9,848
raptors and Carter Hill has reported over 4,523 raptors, all since September
1st. The majority of the raptors being seen at this time in the season are
BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, but there are also good numbers of SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS,
OSPREYS, and BALD EAGLES. Be sure to visit these New Hampshire Audubon
staffed observatories this fall season to help out with the counts!
This message is also available by phone recording: call (603) 224-9909 and
press 4 as directed or ask to be transferred. If you have seen any
interesting birds recently, you can leave a message at the end of the
recording or send your sightings to the RBA via e-mail at:
<birdsetc...> Please put either "bird sighting" or "Rare Bird
Alert" in the subject line and be sure to include your mailing address and
phone number. The RBA is also available on-line at the New Hampshire Audubon
web site, www.nhaudubon.org