[Tweeters] RBA: Portland, OR 5-12-16
hnehls6 at comcast.net
Wed May 11 23:57:10 PDT 2016
* May 12, 2016
- birds mentioned
South Polar Skua
hotline: Portland Oregon Audubon RBA (weekly)
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 May 12. It you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at
Birds noted on an offshore boat trip off southern Oregon May 4 included nine
MURPHY¹S PETRELS, several PARAKEET AUKLETS, and a SOUTH POLAR SKUA. On May 7
a FRIGATEBIRD was seen floating over the town of Mosier in the Columbia
Heavy migrations during the week included flycatchers, LAZULI BUNTINGS, RED
KNOTS,RUDDY TURNSTONES, and RED-NECKED PHALAROPES. BROWN PELICANS are now
moving northward along the coast.
On May 11 a LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE was south of Newport at South Beach State
Park. Two ROCK WRENS were seen during the week on the cliff faces near the
visitor center at Yaquina Head.
A SAGE THRASHER was photographed May 1O at Ridgefield NWR. That day two
LONG-BILLED CURLEWS were at Ankeny NWR. A BLACK-NECKED STILT was at the
Philomath Sewage Ponds May 5. Up to 33 MARBLED GODWITS were seen during the
week at Fern Ridge Reservoir. On May 7 a FRANKLIN¹S GULL, some BLACK TERNS,
and several BONAPARTE¹S GULLS were at Fern Ridge. A SWAINSON¹S HAWK was
there May 11. A noisy MOCKINGBIRD was seen during the week in a Springfield
Neighborhood. A possible BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER was reported May 5 from Mt.
Pisqua near Eugene. Another was reported May 7 near Roseburg.
That¹s it for this week.
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