hotline: Portland Oregon Audubon RBA (weekly)
To report: Harry Nehls 503-233-3976 <hnehls6...>
compiler: Harry Nehls
coverage: entire state
Hello, this is the Audubon Society of Portland Rare Bird Report. This report
was made Thursday October 11. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls
A RUFF is now being seen at Force Lake in North Portland. A SHARP-TAILED
SANDPIPER was there October 8. On October 6 a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was at
Brownsmead east of Astoria. A LEAST FLYCATCHER was seen October 7 at
Brothers. A probable MANX SHEARWATER was seen October 4 off the mouth of the
Siuslaw River. On October 9 a KING EIDER was off Boiler Bay. A probable
NAZCA BOOBY was seen over Gearhart October 9.
An October 7 offshore boat trip out of Newport found two LAYSAN ALBATROSS,
331 BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS, 460 SABINEıS GULLS, and a SCRIPPSıS MURRELET
among the swarm of birds present.
A major movement of ALEUTIAN CACKLING GEESE passed Oregon during the week.
On October 8 a BREWERıS SPARROW was photographed at Face Rock in Bandon. A
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen October 6 at the Seaside Sewage Ponds. LAPLAND
LONGSPURS were reported from many coastal locations.
On October 6 a flock of 52 SURF SCOTERS were off Hayden Island in North
Portland. That day a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was at the Corvallis Airport. At the
Philomath Sewage Ponds October 9 were three SURF SCOTERS, a GREATER SCAUP,
and a LAPLAND LONGSPUR. Two kettles of VULTURES near Emigrant Lake east of
Ashland October 8 contained 400 individuals.
On October 7 a HARRIS'S SPARROW was photographed near the Painted Hill NM. A
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was photographed October 4 at Malheur NWR
Headquarters. A BAND-TAILED PIGEON and a CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER were there
the next day. On October 6 a PACIFIC WREN was at Fields.