Date: 1/20/20 5:53 pm From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...> Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, January 20, 2020
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, January 20th,
A male BULLOCK’S ORIOLE has been seen visiting a birdfeeder at a private
residence in Stratham, and was last reported on January 18th.
A WESTERN TANAGER continues to be seen at a private residence in Plaistow
and was last reported near there on January 20th.
An immature RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was discovered along North River Road near
Burley Farm in Epping on October 5th, and was last reported on January 20th.
To look for the bird, locate the SELT trailhead located north of Burley Farm
on North River Road and walk the trail east to a mixed-age forest
overlooking a large wetland. Listen for a dry-rattle. Another immature
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen along Wednesday Hill Road in Durham on the
A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT continues to be seen at a private residence at South
Mill Pond in Portsmouth and was last reported on January 14th. A COMMON
YELLOWTHROAT was reported from Concord on the 19th. 2 PINE WARBLERS were
seen in Exeter on the 20th, and 1 was seen in Kingston on the 17th.
A DICKCISSEL continues to be seen with a flock of HOUSE SPARROWS in the
bushes near the fence between #5 and #7 at the River's Edge Estates on
Longmeadow Drive in Concord and was last reported on January 19th.
A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen along East River Road in Milan on January 20th.
3 BARROW’S GOLDENEYES were seen north of Stark Landing on the Merrimack
River in Manchester on January 19th. These birds have been seen as far north
as the Notre Dame Bridge, and they are usually seen with COMMON GOLDENEYES.
2 GADWALL were seen at Jackson’s Landing in Durham on January 18th, and a
NORTHERN PINTAIL was seen along Garland Road in Rye on the 19th.
A WOOD DUCK was seen in a wetland along the west side of Red Hill Road in
Moultonborough on January 12th.
A SNOW GOOSE was seen at Parson’s Creek salt marsh west of Route 1A at
Wallis Sands beach in Rye on January 15th.
2 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen at North Mill Pond in Portsmouth on
A SEMIPALMATED PLOVER continues to be seen sporadically at Ragged Neck in
Rye, and was last reported on January 19th.
A RAZORBILL, a BLACK GUILLEMOT, 2 SANDERLINGS, and 18 PURPLE SANDPIPERS were
seen at Bicentennial Park in Hampton on January 18th.
Birders on an offshore boat trip in New Hampshire and Massachusetts waters
on January 14th reported 3 POMARINE JAEGERS, 16 ATLANTIC PUFFINS, 1
THICK-BILLED MURRE, 62 COMMON MURRES, 44 RAZORBILLS, 394 DOVEKIES, 12 BLACK
GUILLEMOTS, 3 NORTHERN FULMARS, 2 ICELAND GULLS, and 97 BLACK-LEGGED
A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen in Seabrook near Hampton Harbor on January 19th.
2 RED CROSSBILLS continue to be seen in Stoddard and were last reported on
January 19th, and several WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were reported from Errol
on the 20th.
3 LAPLAND LONGSPURS were seen at 14 Pinnacle View Lane in Walpole on January
There have been an unusual number of late-migrating TREE SWALLOWS reported
from the coast during the past month with a recent sighting of 2 in Seabrook
on January 18th.
2 FISH CROWS were reported from near Hampton Marsh on January 18th.
Lingering migrant species of note that were reported during the past week
included: AMERICAN KESTREL, RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, TURKEY VULTURE, BELTED
KINGFISHER, HERMIT THRUSH, GRAY CATBIRD, WINTER WREN, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET,
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, EASTERN TOWHEE, CHIPPING SPARROW, FOX SPARROW, FIELD
SPARROW, SWAMP SPARROW, SAVANNAH SPARROW, RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD,
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, and NORTHERN FLICKER.
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