[Tweeters] RBA: Portland, OR 4-11-13

Harry Nehls hnehls6 at comcast.net
Wed Apr 10 23:56:14 PDT 2013

* Oregon
* Portland
* April 11, 2013
* ORPO1304.11

- birds mentioned

Tundra Swan
Blue-winged Teal
Eurasian Green-winged Teal
Surf Scoter
Red-breasted Merganser
Sooty Shearwater
Pink-footed Shearwater
American White Pelican
Great Egret
Swainson¹s Hawk
Black-bellied Plover
Long-billed Curlew
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Red-necked Phalarope
Caspian Tern
Cassin¹s Auklet
Tufted Puffin
Vaux¹s Swift
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Calliope Hummingbird
Red-naped Sapsucker
Loggerhead Shrike
Cassin¹s Vireo
Snow Bunting
Chipping Sparrow
Brewer¹s Sparrow
ŒRed¹ Fox Sparrow
Harris¹s Sparrow
Western Tanager

- 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 April 11. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at

The COMMON EIDER continues to be seen. The TUFTED DUCK on the Columbia River
east of Portland is still in the area. The Northeast Portland OVENBIRD was
seen again April 10.

The sparrows continue along Rentenaar Road on Sauvie Island including the
HARRIS¹S SPARROW. A CASSIN¹S VIREO was on Mt. Tabor in Portland April 10.
CHIPPING SPARROWS are now increasing in the state. There were several
reports of early WESTERN TANAGERS. Two VAUX¹S SWIFTS were in Eugene April

Cape Arago near Coos Bay. A EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL was seen April 6 at
Millicoma Marsh near Coos Bay. On April 3 a ŒRED¹ FOX SPARROW was at Heceta
Beach north of Florence. A RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER was near Elkton April 8. The
Barview Jetty SNOW BUNTING was seen again April 7. On April 5 a lone TUFTED
PUFFIN flew onto Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach. That day about 3500 SURF
SCOTERS were off the North Jetty of the Columbia River. On April 6 a group
of seven WHITE PELICANS were on the Columbia River east of Astoria.

On April 3 a group of 12 GREAT EGRETS were in Scappoose Bottoms. On April 4
a BREWER¹S SPARROW was near the Troutdale Airport and a LONG-BILLED CURLEW
was near the Portland Airport. A fresh dead CASSIN¹S AUKLET was found April
10 at Mt. Tabor Park in Portland. Three TUNDRA SWANS were seen April 4 at
Oaks Bottom in southeast Portland. On April 9 a LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE was in
Hillsboro. An early RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was at the Philomath Sewage Ponds
April 6. On April 9 about 300 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS were near St. Paul. An
adult SWAINSON¹S HAWK was photographed March 29 at Fern Ridge Reservoir. On
April 8 a group of three female RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS were near Grants
Pass. A CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD was near Grants Pass April 9.

A CASPIAN TERN was at Hood River April 3. A BLUE-WINGED TEAL was near
Pendleton April 7, SWAINSON¹S HAWKS were also seen that day. On April 4 a
BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD was back at Calliope Crossing north of Sisters. A
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER was seen April 9 at the Redmond Sewage Ponds.

That¹s it for this week.

- end transcript

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