Date: 12/31/18 3:23 pm From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...> Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, December 31, 2018
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, December 31st,
An AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was photographed in coastal Rye on December 11th,
and then re-discovered in Little Harbor between Rye and New Castle on the
14th. It is still being seen in Little Harbor and was last reported on the
31st. To try to see the bird, the best viewing has been from the Wentworth
By The Sea Marina in Little Harbor. The Marina is on Route 1B in New Castle
adjacent to the Wentworth By The Sea hotel. Birders are welcome during
regular hours, but first check in at the Marina office. You can park in the
public parking lot and walk down the boardwalk to the Marina office. Another
possible vantage point is the boat launch at Odiorne Point State Park in
A GLAUCOUS GULL was again reported from the Seabrook side of Hampton Harbor
on December 29th.
3 RAZORBILLS were seen from Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on December
An adult male BARROW’S GOLDENEYE was seen near Stark Landing on the
Merrimack River in Manchester on December 26th and 31st.
A male GREEN-WINGED TEAL was seen on the Androscoggin River in Gorham on
December 23rd, and again on the 30th. This is an unusually far north
occurrence in winter.
A NORTHERN SHRIKE was discovered at Woodmont Orchard off of Woodmont Drive
in Hollis on December 21st, and was seen there again on the 26th.
A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT continues to be seen at Odiorne Point State Park in
Rye, and was last reported on December 26th.
A flock of 50 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS was seen foraging on crabapple trees in New
London on December 31st.
Lingering migrant species reported during the past week included: AMERICAN
KESTREL, YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, EASTERN PHOEBE, GRAY CATBIRD, SWAMP
SPARROW, and WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW.
Highlights from the Littleton Christmas Bird Count held on December 23rd
a FOX SPARROW, a BALTIMORE ORIOLE, a NORTHERN GOSHAWK, 45 COMMON RAVENS, 51
PINE GROSBEAKS, 84 EVENING GROSBEAKS, 30 PINE SISKINS, 2 COMMON REDPOLLS,
and 4 PURPLE FINCHES.
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