RBA: Portland, OR 3-21-02

Harry Nehls hnehls at teleport.com
Thu Mar 21 00:08:58 PST 2002


- RBA
* Oregon
* Portland
* March 21, 2002
* ORPO0203.21

- birds mentioned

Red-necked Grebe
RED-FACED CORMORANT
Ross's Goose
Cackling Canada Goose
Trumpeter Swan
Eurasian Green-winged Teal
Canvasback
Redhead
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Sanderling
Dunlin
Black-legged Kittiwake
Burrowing Owl
Costa's Hummingbird
Black phoebe
Western Bluebird
Snow Bunting
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch

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

On March 19 two possible RED-FACED CORMORANTS were seen at Bandon.

On March 14 five KITTIWAKES, a LONG-TAILED DUCK, and two RED-NECKED
GREBES were at the North Jetty of the Siuslaw River. A major movement of
KITTIWAKES passed Boiler Bay during the week, on March 16 over 9000 were
seen.

The SNOW BUNTING continues to be seen at the South Jetty of Yaquina Bay.
On March 19 ten SNOW BUNTINGS were near the Aquarium in Seaside. On March
16 over 3000 SANDERLINGS were north of Florence at Sutton Beach. Over
2000 SANDERLINGS and 5000 DUNLIN were on Clatsop Beach March 14.

Up to 8 RED-NECKED GREBES and 12 HARLEQUIN DUCKS were with the large
flock of scoters off Seaside during the week. Among the 1500 SURF SCOTERS
off the South Jetty of the Columbia River March 17 were five LONG-TAILED
DUCKS. On March 17 four TRUMPETER SWANS and a EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL
were at Brownsmead, east of Astoria.

A ROSS'S GOOSE is now being seen on the east side of Sauvie Island among
a large flock of CACKLING GEESE. The COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD is still being
seen at 14070 Tennessee Place in Beaverton. On March 20 a GRAY-CROWNED
ROSY-FINCH visited a feeder in Corbett.

On March 17 a BLACK PHOEBE was along the Willamette River near Grand
Island, north of Salem. The LONG-TAILED DUCK continues to be seen at
McGilchrist Pond in Salem. Two male REDHEADS were with six CANVASBACKS at
Ankeny NWR March 17.

Up to 100 WESTERN BLUEBIRDS were at Finley NWR March 16. The Davis Road
BURROWING OWL north of Halsey is still being seen. A EURASIAN
GREEN-WINGED TEAL is still at the Creswell Sewage Ponds.

Thats it for this week.

- end transcript

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



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