RBA: Portland, OR 3-28-02

Harry Nehls hnehls at teleport.com
Thu Mar 28 00:00:59 PST 2002


- RBA
* Oregon
* Portland
* March 28, 2002
* ORPO0203.28

- birds mentioned

Black-footed Albatross
Flesh-footed Shearwater
American White Pelican
"blue" Snow Goose
Emperor Goose
Eurasian Wigeon
Blue-winged Teal
Long-tailed Duck
Ferruginous Hawk
American Avocet
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Pomarine Jaeger
Black-legged Kittiwake
Caspian Tern
Vaux's Swift
Rufous Hummingbird
Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker
Say's Phoebe
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Orange-crowned Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Sage Sparrow
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK
Tricolored Blackbird
Yellow-headed Blackbird
ORCHARD ORIOLE
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 March 28. If you have anything to add call Harry
Nehls at 503-233-3976.

The ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK continues to be seen at Cape Meares Village as
do the two ORCHARD ORIOLES near Brookings, and despite recent reports the
BRAMBLING near Burns is still being seen.

The first movements of ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, and
CASPIAN TERNS are now arriving. A wave of RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRDS during the
week brought the first east of the Cascades. A ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW was
south of Dayton March 24 and south of Grants Pass the next day. An
unusually large movement of SAY'S PHOEBES passed through western Oregon
during the week including three together in North Portland and five in
the Sandy River Delta near Troutdale.

The March 23 offshore boat trip out of Newport found most expected
species including 225 KITTIWAKES, 22 BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS, 5 POMARINE
JAEGERS, and a very unexpected FLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATER.

The EMPEROR GOOSE is still near Catching Slough east of Coos Bay. On
March 24 three LESSER YELLOWLEGS were with a migrant flock of GREATER
YELLOWLEGS on the Bay. A pure YELLOW-SHAFTED NORTHERN FLICKER was
reported March 25 along the nature trail at the Marine Science Center on
Yaquina Bay.

On March 25 a COMMON YELLOWTHROAT was at Steigerwald NWR near Washougal.
On March 21 a dark phase FERRUGINOUS HAWK was at the end of Rentenaar
Road on the east side of Sauvie Island. On March 23 a bright male
BLUE-WINGED TEAL was along Rentenaar Road. There are now five male
EURASIAN WIGEON at Westmoreland Park in southeast Portland.

A flock of VAUX'S SWIFTS was reported March 21 at Falls City. This is an
extremely early date. The LONG-TAILED DUCK is still at McGilchrist Pond
in Salem. A SAGE SPARROW was near Pleasant Hill, southeast of Eugene
March 26.

On March 22 a COMMON REDPOLL was in Moro. AVOCETS, YELLOW-HEADED
BLACKBIRDS, and WHITE PELICANS returned during the week to their eastern
Oregon nesting sites. A new TRICOLORED BLACKBIRD colony was found March
24 south of I84 in Morrow County. Among the large flocks of SNOW GEESE at
Malheur NWR last week-end were five blue phase birds.

Thats it for this week.

- end transcript

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



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