RBA: Portland, OR 11-18-99

Harry Nehls hnehls at teleport.com
Thu Nov 18 00:07:18 PST 1999


- RBA
* Oregon
* Portland
* November 18, 1999
* ORPO9911.18

- birds mentioned

Red-throated Loon
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
YELLOW-BILLED LOON
Red-necked Grebe
Northern Fulmar
Buller's Shearwater
Great Egret
Cattle Egret
Turkey Vulture
Red-breasted Goose
Trumpeter Swan
Cinnamon Teal
Canvasback
Red-breasted Merganser
GYRFALCON
Black-bellied Plover
MOUNTAIN PLOVER
Lesser Yellowlegs
Tropical Kingbird
Harris's Sparrow
Lapland Longspur
CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR
Snow Bunting

- transcript

hotline: Portland Oregon Audubon RBA (weekly)
number: 503-292-0661
to report: Harry Nehls 503-233-3976  <hnehls at teleport.com>
compiler: Harry Nehls
coverage: entire state

Hello, this is the Audubon Society of Portland Rare Bird Report. This 
recording was made Thursday November 18. If you have anything to add call 
Harry Nehls at 233-3976. 

On November 16 a MOUNTAIN PLOVER was on the ocean beach at the Dunes 
Overlook between Siltcoos and Tahkenitch Lakes in Douglas County. It was 
seen again the next day. Take the trail from the overlook to the beach 
then walk north. Last week a MOUNTAIN PLOVER was seen in Curry County. 

A YELLOW-BILLED LOON was observed November 17 flying past the Boiler Bay 
Viewpoint among a heavy loon movement, including large numbers of COMMON 
and RED-THROATED LOONS. A BULLER'S SHEARWATER and four FULMARS were also 
seen that day. 

An adult gray phased GYRFALCON was observed November 14 in the Tulelake 
NWR, just south of the Oregon border. Watch for it when in the Lower 
Klamath area.

Two CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPURS were reported during the week near Cape 
Blanco. A CATTLE EGRET was seen nearby, and three were near the town of 
Sixes a bit farther south. Another CATTLE EGRET and a TROPICAL KINGBIRD 
were at Pistol River November 13. 

On November 13 a SNOW BUNTING was at the South Jetty of Yaquina Bay. An 
AMERICAN TREE SPARROW was at the Yaquina Head Lighthouse November 14. 
LAPLAND LONGSPURS are still being seen at the South Jetty of the Columbia 
River and one was at the Necanicum River in Gearhart November 13. A 
LESSER YELLOWLEGS was near Astoria November 14. 

On November 13 a BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was in the River S Unit of the 
Ridgefield NWR. Among the ducks on the beaverton Creek Wetlands November 
13 were 10 CINNAMON TEAL. There are now two RED-NECKED GREBES at the 
Fernhill Wetlands in Forest Grove. On November 15, 12 GREAT EGRETS and a 
TRUMPETER SWAN were there. Four TRUMPETER SWANS were at Baskett Slough 
NWR November 12. The RED-BREASTED GOOSE has returned to the Willamette 
Valley again this year. This time it is being seen at Finley NWR. 

A CATTLE EGRET was near Lebanon November 12. A late TURKEY VULTURE was at 
Fern Ridge Res. November 14. A LESSER YELLOWLEGS was with the many 
shorebirds there that day. 

A TRUMPETER SWAN was at McNary Dam in Umatilla November 13. On November 
14 over 700 CANVASBACK were on Wickiup Res. south of Bend. A 
RED-THROATED, a PACIFIC, and 6 COMMON LOONS were off Moore Park in 
Klamath Falls November 11. With them were a RED-BREASTED MERGANSER and a 
late RED-NECKED GREBE. 

A HARRIS'S SPARROW was in Fields November 15. 

Thats it for this week. 

- end transcript


Harry Nehls
Portland, Oregon
503-233-3976
hnehls at teleport.com



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