RBA: Portland, OR 12-19-01

Harry Nehls hnehls at teleport.com
Wed Dec 19 14:34:48 PST 2001


- RBA
* Oregon
* Portland
* December 19, 2001
* ORPO0112.19

- birds mentioned

Yellow-billed Loon
Brown Pelican
Great Egret
Turkey Vulture
Ross's Goose
Am. X Eur. Green-winged Teal
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Osprey
Rough-legged Hawk
G. Sage Grouse
American Avocet
Lesser Yellowlegs
Dunlin
Red Phalarope
Franklin's Gull
Burrowing Owl
Long-eared Owl
Costa's Hummingbird
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER
BLUE JAY
Barn Swallow
Northern Mockingbird
Bohemian Waxwing
TENNESSEE WARBLER
Nashville Warbler
BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER
Palm Warbler
Western Tanager
White-throated Sparrow
Harris's Sparrow
ORCHARD ORIOLE
Common Redpoll

- 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 
report was made Wednesday December 19. If you have anything to add call 
Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976.

On December 15 an ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen along Oceanview Drive south of 
Brookings.

A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was in Bay City December 15. It is 
consistently being seen in an apple tree on Ocean Street between 4th and 
5th streets. 

A RED PHALAROPE was at the South Jetty of the Columbia River and a 
TENNESSEE WARBLER was at the Astoria Sewage Ponds December 16. The 
TENNESSEE, BLACK-THROATED GREEN, and NASHVILLE WARBLERS continue to be 
seen at 770 W. 22d. Ave. in Eugene. Two BLUE JAYS were near Union in 
northeastern Oregon December 15. 

The Oaks Bottoms REDPOLLS continue to be seen in Portland. A flock of 40 
was at Black Butte Ranch near Sisters, others were in Sisters, and near 
Mt. Vernon over the weekend. 

The December 16 Coos Bay Count recorded 154 species, including an AVOCET, 
two OSPREYS, six BROWN PELICANS, and two LESSER YELLOWLEGS. On December 
17 a PALM WARBLER and an olive-green WESTERN TANAGER was in Florence. 
That day over 15,000 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS and 1000 SURF SCOTERS were off 
Sea Lion Caves and Heceta Head. 

A YELLOW-BILLED LOON was on Yaquina Bay December 12. A FRANKLIN'S GULL 
was at Tillamook Bay December 15, and a ROSS'S GOOSE was on Sunset Lake 
south of Warrenton December 16. 

On December 16 a LONG-EARED OWL and a hybrid AMERICAN X EURASIAN 
GREEN-WINGED TEAL were at Ridgefield NWR, and a flock of seven 
WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS was on Sauvie Island. That day a LONG-TAILED DUCK 
was on the Fruit Valley Sewage Ponds in Vancouver. On December 18 a 
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK and about 40 GREAT EGRETS were in Scappoose Bottoms.

The two HARRIS'S SPARROWS continue to be seen at Bybee Lake in North 
Portland. On December 15 three SURF SCOTERS and two BARN SWALLOWS were 
there. On December 14 a male COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD was seen at a Beaverton 
feeder. It has remained. 

The LONG-TAILED DUCK continues to be seen on McGilchrist Pond in Salem. 
On December 15 a BURRROWING OWL was found in Salem's Minto-Brown Park. At 
least 23 GREAT EGRETS and 1500 DUNLIN are now at Ankeny NWR.

The MOCKINBIRD continues to be seen in West Eugene. On December 17 a 
TURKEY VULTURE and a swallow were near Fern Ridge Reservoir. A ROSS'S 
GOOSE is also in the area. 

A ROSS'S GOOSE was near Mt. Vernon December 15. A SAGE GROUSE was near 
Union December 17. BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS continue in low numbers in northeast 
Oregon but three were reported on the December 15 Klamath Falls Count. 

Thats it for this week. 

- end transcript

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



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