[Tweeters] RBA: Portland, OR 8-12-10

Harry Nehls hnehls6 at comcast.net
Wed Aug 11 23:39:19 PDT 2010


- RBA
* Oregon
* Portland
* August 12, 2010
* ORPO1008.12

- birds mentioned

Sooty Shearwater
American White Pelican
Great Egret
Merlin
Sandhill Crane
Marbled Godwit
Sanderling
Semipalmated Sandpiper
LITTLE STINT
Baird¹s Sandpiper
Franklin¹s Gull
Costa¹s Hummingbird

- 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 August 12. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at
503-233-3976.

Migrations are now in full swing, but shorebirds continue to be the most
conspicuous. On August 9 a possible LITTLE STINT was at the mouth of the
Necanicum River in Gearhart.

On August 7 an immature COSTA¹S HUMMINGBIRD visited feeders in South Beach,
south of Newport. A FRANKLIN¹S GULL was at the Cannon Beach Sewage Ponds
August 5. Thousands of SOOTY SHEARWATERS are now passing just offshore.

On August 4, 80 WHITE PELICANS, 30 GREAT EGRETS, and two SANDHILL CRANES
were at The Wash on Sauvie Island. Another 18 WHITE PELICANS were at Ankeny
NWR August 9.

On August 7 a MERLIN was seen near Odell in the Hood River Valley. A
SANDERLING was at Houston Lake near Powell Butte August 6. Among the many
shorebirds at Ladd Marsh near LaGrande August 8 were 2-3 SEMIPALMATED
SANDPIPERS, 15-20 BAIRD¹S SANDPIPERS, and two MARBLED GODWITS.

Large flocks of shorebirds are now gathering on Summer Lake and Lake Abert.
Peak numbers should occur there by late August and early September.

That¹s it for this week.

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