Date: 5/14/18 6:32 pm From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...> Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, May 14, 2018
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, May 14th, 2018.
2 male GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERS were discovered along trails located on the
west side of Federal Hill Road near the Hollis town line on May 9th.
Surprisingly, they are both singing BLUE-WINGED WARBLER songs. At least 1 of
the GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERS was reported on every day since the 9th during
the past week. To attempt to see the bird(s): Park on the east side of
Federal Hill Road just south of a large red house at the Hollis town line.
Walk on a signed trail (Hollis Nor’Easters) on the west side of the road for
less than a mile, bypassing multiple side trails. You will walk under power
lines, pass several clearings in the woods, and then pass a beaver pond.
Right after the beaver pond you will start up a hill into a clearing where
there is a sign for the junction of Vista Trail and Loop Trail. This is
where the birds have been most frequently seen. Approximate coordinates -
42.779088, -71.634577 A male BLUE-WINGED WARBLER has been reported from the
A female GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER was seen at NH Audubon's Dahl Wildlife
Sanctuary in North Conway on May 12th. The bird was seen at the intersection
of the main trail to the “Beach” where the Silver Maple loop trail goes left
across from the stub trail to a private campground (right).
A HOODED WARBLER was seen in Exeter on May 7th.
A BOHEMIAN WAXWING was reported from NH Audubon's Dahl Wildlife Sanctuary in
North Conway on May 9th.
A SANDHILL CRANE was seen in fields along Ledge Farm Road near Route 156 in
Nottingham on May 7th.
A SNOWY OWL was seen at Hampton Harbor on May 7th.
An adult LITTLE BLUE HERON was seen in the salt marsh located along Route 1A
in Rye just south of Odiorne Point State Park on May 8th and 9th. A GLOSSY
IBIS was seen at Pickering Ponds in Rochester on May 13th.
An adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen in Rye on May 12th.
7 ROSEATE TERNS were seen at the inlet to Hampton Harbor on May 11th.
A RAZORBILL was seen along the coast on May 13th.
5 PIPING PLOVERS were reported from Hampton Beach State Park on May 8th.
Migrant shorebirds seen along the coast during the past week included: a
STILT SANDPIPER, 3 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS, 4 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, and 15
LEAST SANDPIPERS on May 11th, and 21 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, 66
SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS and 2 GREATER YELLOWLEGS on the 13th.
8 BRANT were seen along the coast from Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on
9 RED CROSSBILLS were reported from Barnstead, and 5 RED CROSSBILLS were
seen in Moultonborough, all on May 8th. 5 RED CROSSBILLS were seen in Antrim
on the 10th.
2 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were seen at the Concord Airport on May 7th, and 1
was reported from the Cemetery Fields in Amherst on May 12th.
2 HORNED LARKS were seen in New London on May 10th.
A male BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER was seen on the Mud Pond Trail on May 10th,
and 1 was seen on the Little Cherry Pond Trail on May 12th, both at the
Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson.
Newly returning migrants reported in small numbers during the past week
included: BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, BLACKPOLL WARBLER, CAPE MAY WARBLER, and
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