RBA: PORTLAND, OR 2-28-02

Harry Nehls hnehls at teleport.com
Thu Feb 28 00:21:31 PST 2002


- RBA
* Oregon
* Portland
* February 28, 2002
* ORPO0202.28

- birds mentioned

ARCTIC LOON
Northern Fulmar
Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel
Gr. White-fronted Goose
Snow Goose
Ross's Goose
Red-shouldered Hawk
Gyrfalcon
Gr. Sage Grouse
Sandhill Crane
Lesser Yellowlegs
Common Murre
Band-tailed Pigeon
Rufous Hummingbird
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Barn Swallow
Western Bluebird
MacGillivray's Warbler
Red Fox Sparrow
Snow Bunting
BRAMBLING
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 Thursday February 28. If you have anything to add call
Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976.

A possible ARCTIC LOON was reported February 25 on Yaquina Bay. The
Perrydale GYRFALCON continues to be seen. Lately it has been two miles
west of town. The Burns BRAMBLING is still being seen.

SANDHILL CRANES and BAND-TAILED PIGEONS are now arriving in numbers.
COMMON MURRES are moving back onto their nesting rocks, and SAGE GROUSE
are now gathering on their leks. A RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD was in Portland
February 24.

A NORTHERN FULMAR was inside Yaquina Bay February 24. The SNOW BUNTING is
still at the South Jetty of Yaquina Bay. A FORK-TAILED STORM-PETREL was
off Ecola State Park near Cannon Beach February 24. Among a large flock
of TREE and VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOWS at BRownsmead February 25 were eight
BARN SWALLOWS.

A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK and a ROSS'S GOOSE were reported from Ridgefield
NWR during the week. The REDPOLLS continue to be seen at Oaks Bottom in
southeast Portland. On February 24 a group of WESTERN BLUEBIRDS were at
Powell Butte Park near Gresham. On February 24 a LESSER YELLOWLEGS was at
the Fernhill Wetlands in Forest Grove.

A MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER was in Eugene February 22. A RED FOX SPARROW was
at Skinners Butte in Eugene February 27. A SWAMP SPARROW was in White
City February 22.

On February 25 a flock of VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOWS was at Lower Bridge near
Terrebonne. TREE SWALLOWS are also in the area. Waterfowl are now
gathering in the Klamath Basin. On February 24 over 3000 ROSS'S GEESE,
500 SNOW GEESE, and 1000 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE were at Miller Island SWA.

REDPOLLS were reported during the week at Redmond, Hermiston, and Malheur
NWR. A flock of WESTERN BLUEBIRDS was near Frenchglen, and a TREE SWALLOW
was near Benson Pond February 24.

Thats it for this week.

- end transcript


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



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