[Tweeters] RBA: Portland, OR 3-12-09

Harry Nehls hnehls6 at comcast.net
Wed Mar 11 23:35:38 PDT 2009

* Oregon
* Portland
* March 2, 2009
* ORPO0903.12

- birds mentioned

Eurasian Green-winged Teal
Brown Pelican
Golden Eagle
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Black-legged Kittiwake
Rufous Hummingbird
Say¹s Phoebe
Swamp Sparrow

- transcript

hotline: Portland Oregon Audubon RBA (weekly)
number: 503-292-6855
To report: Harry Nehls 503-233-3976 <hnehls6 at comcast. Net>
Compiler: Harry Nehls
coverage: entire state

Hello, this is the Audubon Society of Portland Rare Bird Report. This report
was made Thursday March 12. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at

On March 6 a MANX SHEARWATER was seen off the South Jetty of the Columbia
River among a swarm of BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKES. The downtown Portland
SLATY-BACKED GULL and the TUFTED DUCK along Marine Drive near the Portland
Airport continue to be seen.

EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL were reported during the week from Hillsboro, the
Fernhill Wetlands, and Ridgefield NWR and SAY¹S PHOEBES were reported from
many parts of western Oregon. Female RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRDS arrived in the
state as did many of the local nesting OSPREYS. On March 5 three OSPREYS
were seen flying northward over Florence.

On March 6 a BROWN PELICAN was at the South Jetty of the Umpqua River at
Winchester Bay. On March 5 a SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER was reported at Baskett
Slough NWR. During the week a GOLDEN EAGLE was seen on Sauvie Island,
Ridgefield NWR, and near the Portland Airport. A cooperative SWAMP SPARROW
was seen during the week on the east side of the Cattail Marsh at the
Fernhill Wetlands.

That¹s it for this week.

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