Date: 6/3/19 4:16 pm From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...> Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, June 3, 2019
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 3rd, 2019.
2 MISSISSIPPI KITES were seen soaring over Madbury Road and Oyster River
High School in Durham on June 1st.
A TRUMPETER SWAN was discovered at NH Audubon’s Abe Emerson Marsh in Candia
on April 13th, has continued being seen there, and was last reported on June
A BLACK VULTURE was seen in Nashua on May 31st.
2 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS were seen at Star Island in the Isles of Shoals on
A PARASITIC JAEGER was seen off the coast in Rye on June 2nd.
An ICELAND GULL was seen at Bicentennial Park in Hampton on May 29th, and a
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at the Pickering Ponds in Rochester on
A CASPIAN TERN was seen along the coast on May 31st, and 1 was seen on the
coast on June 2nd, both in Rye. A BLACK TERN was seen on May 29th, and an
ARCTIC TERN was seen on June 2nd, both along the coast in Rye. A few LEAST
TERNS and ROSEATE TERNS were seen along the coast during the past week.
Lingering migrants seen along the coast during the past week included a
RED-NECKED GREBE, 2 RED-THROATED LOONS, and a RAZORBILL.
Migrating shorebirds seen along the coast during the past week included 3
PURPLE SANDPIPERS, 3 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, 4 RUDDY TURNSTONES, and 46
6 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS were seen in Rochester on May 31st.
A GREAT EGRET was seen at Reed’s Marsh in Orford on June 2nd.
There were numerous reports of small numbers of CAPE MAY WARBLERS,
BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS, TENNESSEE WARBLERS, and MOURNING WARBLERS during the
A pair of MERLINS was reported from Plymouth on May 31st.
A breeding colony of 30 CLIFF SWALLOWS was seen in Milan on May 27th.
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW reports during the past week included 4 at the Concord
Airport, 2 at the old Hinsdale Raceway, and 1 at Woodmont Orchard in Hollis.
A WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was reported from Star Island on June 3rd.
Birders on a boat cruise out of Rye to Jeffrey’s Ledge on May 27th reported
17 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES, 18 WILSON’S STORM-PETRELS, and 2 NORTHERN FULMARS.
There was an unconfirmed report of a YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD in Rye on May
There was an unconfirmed report of a GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER in Sugar Hill on
May 28th, and another unconfirmed report of 1 from the Mount Garfield trail
on June 1st.
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:
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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