[Tweeters] RBA: Portland, OR 8-25-05

Harry Nehls hnehls at teleport.com
Wed Aug 24 23:30:04 PDT 2005

* Oregon
* Portland
* August 25, 2005
* ORPO0508.25

- birds mentioned

Western Grebe
Clark¹s Grebe
American White Pelican
Pacific Golden-Plover
American Avocet
Solitary Sandpiper
Marbled Godwit
Red Knot
Baird¹s Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Marbled Murrelet
Xantus¹s/Craveri¹s Murrelet
Vaux¹s Swift
Black Phoebe
Black-billed Magpie

- transcript

hotline: Portland Oregon Audubon RBA (weekly)
number: 503-292-6855
To report: Harry Nehls 503-233-3976
compiler: Harry Nehls
Coverage: entire state

Hello, this is the Audubon Society of Portland Rare Bird Report. This report
was made Thursday August 25. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at

On August 15 an ASHY STORM-PETREL was seen 115nm. West of Cape Lookout.
Several XANTUS¹S/CRAVERI¹S type MURRELETS were also seen. On August 14 the
previously reported BLUE-HEADED VIREO was seen again on Coffin Butte at the
EE Wilson SWA.

Flocks of VAUX¹S SWIFTS are now gathering to roost in the Agate Hall Chimney
in Eugene. Flocks of waterfowl are now arriving, and the shorebird movement
it outstanding, especially for STILT, BAIRD¹S, and SOLITARY SANDPIPERS.
During the week four STILT SANDPIPERS were at Thief Valley Reservoir, three
at McKay Reservoir, one at Cold Springs NWR, one at Fern Ridge Reservoir,
one at the Fernhill Wetlands, one at Ridgefield NWR, and one at Bandon NWR.

On August 21 an AVOCET, two RED KNOTS, and three MARBLED GODWITS were at
Bandon NWR. At least 20 MARBLED MURRELES were close off Boiler Bay August
20. On August 22 there were 46 WESTERN GREBES and 18 CLARK¹S GREBES gathered
on Vancouver Lake, north of Vancouver, WA. On August 20 a WHITE PELICAN was
at Sauvie Island. A MAGPIE is now being seen in northeast Portland around
Mason and Skidmore Streets at 47th. Ave.

On August 18 a BLACK PHOEBE was at Timber Linn Park in Albany. On August 22
DOWITCHERS were at Fern Ridge Reservoir.

That¹s it for this week.

- end transcript

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