[Tweeters] RBA: Portland, OR 3-14-13

Harry Nehls hnehls6 at comcast.net
Thu Mar 14 01:04:41 PDT 2013

* Oregon
* Portland
* March 14, 2013
* ORPO1303.14

- birds mentioned

Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Long-tailed Duck
Red-breasted Merganser
Great Egret
Sandhill Crane
Greater Yellowlegs
Rock Sandpiper
Blue-winged Teal
Mew Gull
Caspian Tern
Snowy Owl
Say¹s Phoebe
Northern Shrike
Loggerhead Shrike
Violet-green Swallow
Mountain Chickadee
Northern Mockingbird
Snow Bunting
Palm Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Pine Grosbeak
Purple Finch

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

The Northeast Portland OVENBIRD was seen again March 9. SNOWY OWLS continue
at the South of the South Jetty of the Columbia River. On March 8 a HORNED
PUFFIN flew northward past the North Jetty of the Siuslaw River. The Toledo
TUFTED DUCK continues to be seen.

CASPIAN TERNS and VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOWS are now increasing as the migration
continues. PURPLE FINCHES are now becoming more conspicuous. The first
OSPREY back at its nest was seen near Amity March 10. SANDHILL CRANES are
peaking on Sauvie Island.

Herring are now spawning in Yaquina Bay. This attracts large numbers of
birds, especially all three scoters, scaup, and goldeneyes. The wintering
LONG-TAILED DUCKS continues there. On March 7 about 100 KITTIWAKES were in
the bay and another 100 were at Seal Rocks State Park, along with two ROCK
SANDPIPERS. A PALM WARBLER was at the Hatfield Science Center March 12.
Seven ROCK SANDPIPERS were at Depoe Bay March 12. A SNOW BUNTING was on
Barview Jetty at Tillamook Bay March 9. That day 152 GREAT EGRETS were in
the Coquille River Valley.

On March 10 a PINE GROSBEAK was above Cooper Spur on the east side of Mt.
Hood. The NORTHERN SHRIKE and SAY¹S PHOEBE continue at Powell Butte Park in
Gresham. On March 10 a MOUNTAIN CHICKADEE visited a feeder in Dayton. The
Alvadore MOCKINGBIRD continues. A SAY¹S PHOEBE was near Pleasant Hill March
7. A small group of CHIPPING SPARROWS were near Grants Pass March 8.

On March 9 an adult male RED-BREASTED MERGANSER and three MEW GULLS were at
McNary Dam near Hermiston. A LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE was near Redmond March 13.

That¹s it for this week.

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