RBA: Portland, OR 3-7-02

Harry Nehls hnehls at teleport.com
Wed Mar 6 23:36:13 PST 2002


- RBA
* Oregon
* Portland
* March 6, 2002
* ORPO0203.07

- birds mentioned

Turkey Vulture
Snow Goose
Ross's Goose
Trumpeter Swan
Tundra Swan
Eurasian Wigeon
Eurasian Green-winged Teal
Osprey
Ferruginous Hawk
Rough-legged hawk
Gyrfalcon
American Avocet
Willet
Caspian Tern
Burrowing Owl
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Costa's Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Bohemian Waxwing
Snow Bunting
Tricolored Blackbird
COMMON GRACKLE
Bullock's Oriole
BRAMBLING

- 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 March 7. If you have anything to add call Harry
Nehls at 503-233-3976.

On March 1 a male COMMON GRACKLE was reported from the west shore of Fern
Ridge Reservoir. It has not been relocated. The BRAMBLING near Burns
continues to be seen.

TREE and VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOWS, TURKEY VULTURES, and RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRDS
continue to increase. An OSPREY was at Coos Bay March 2. An early CASPIAN
TERN was at Brookings March 3. FERRUGINOUS HAWKS are now increasing east
of the Cascades as ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS are decreasing.

The wintering AVOCET is still at Coos Bay. An EMPEROR GOOSE was seen
March 6 on the east side of the bay. On March 4 a EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED
TEAL was at Pony Slough in North Bend. The SNOW BUNTING is still at the
South Jetty of Yaquina Bay. A possible BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD was
reported March 4 from Roads End in Lincoln City.

A BULLOCK'S ORIOLE was seen March 4 at an east Seaside feeder. On March 3
three WILLETS were at the South Jetty of the Columbia River.

The COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD is still being seen at Tennessee Place in
Beaverton. A EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL was at Creekside Marsh in
Beaverton during the week. The apparent hybrid TEAL continues to be seen
at the Fernhill Wetlands.

The GYRFALCON is apparently still in the Perrydale area but is much
harder to observe. It was last reported March 1. In addition to the
Smithfield Road BURROWING OWL a second bird was found during the week
east of Perrydale along Livermore Road about a half mile south of Bethel
Road.

On March 1 about 70 TRUMPETER SWANS and 60 TUNDRA SWANS were along Airlie
Road about two miles west of Highway 99W. About 1200 TUNDRA SWANS are
still in the Eugene area.

On March 2 over 100 TRICOLORED BLACKBIRDS were south of Prineville.
SNOW and ROSS'S GEESE are now gathering in numbers in the Klamath Basin
and many are now showing up in the Harney Basin south of Burns.
A flock of BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were in Burns March 2. On March 6 a EURASIAN
WIGEON was on Chickahominy Reservoir near Riley.

Thats it for this week.

- end transcript

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



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