[Tweeters] RBA: Portland, OR 10-20-11

Harry Nehls hnehls6 at comcast.net
Wed Oct 19 23:40:17 PDT 2011

* Oregon
* Portland
* October 20, 2011
* ORPO1110.20

- birds mentioned

Cackling Goose
Surf Scoter
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
Turkey Vulture
Sandhill Crane
American Golden-Plover
Sabine¹s Guill
Say¹s Phoebe
Tropical Kingbird
Northern Shrike
Northern Mockingbird
Lapland Longspur
Palm Warbler
Clay-colored 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 October 20. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls
at 503-233-3976.

On October 17 a WHEATEAR was seen at Pistol River, south of Gold Beach. An
EASTERN PHOEBE was seen October 14 at Little Whale Cove near Depoe Bay. On
October 18 a CHESTNUT-COLALARED LONGSPUR was found at Flores Lake. Some
LAPLAND LONGSPURS were also in the area.

TROPICAL KINGBIRDS were reported during the week from Pistol River, near
Langlois, and at Yaquina Bay.

Heavy migrations continue with the most conspicuous were CACKLING GEESE,
SANDHILL CRANES, and TURKEY VULTURES moving southward over the Willamette
Valley. A flock of about 350 WHITE PELICANS were seen during the week flying
over the Portland area. Up to 1200 BROWN PELICANS are now gathered at
Bandon, while about 6000 are still at the mouth of the Columbia River.

On October 13 two CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS were at McVay Rock Park south of
were near Flores Lake October 16. On October 16 a MOCKINGBIRD was at Boiler
Bay Viewpoint.

An early NORTHERN SHRIKE was at Smith/Bybee Lake in North Portland October
13. On October 14 a female SURF SCOTER was on Lake Oswego. A LAPLAND
LONGSPUR was seen October 16 along Parker Road west of Lebanon. A SABINE¹S
GULL and an AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER continue at Fern Ridge Reservoir.

On October 13 a group of 12 SURF SCOTERS was on Suttle Lake in Santiam
Pass. A female SURF SCOTER was at the LaGrande Sewage Ponds October 14.

That¹s it for this week

- end transcript

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