[Tweeters] RBA: Portland, OR 5-8-13

Harry Nehls hnehls6 at comcast.net
Wed May 8 08:19:18 PDT 2013


- RBA
* Oregon
* Portland
* May 9, 2013
* ORPO1305.9

- birds mentioned

MURPHY¹S PETREL
MOTTLED PETREL
HAWAIIAN PETREL
American White Pelican
Green Heron
White-faced Ibis
Swainson¹s Hawk
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Whimbrel
Marbled Godwit
BAR-TAILED GODWIT
Wilson¹s Phalarope
Calliope Hummingbird
Lewis¹s Woodpecker
Grasshopper Sparrow
Tricolored Blackbird
GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE

- 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 May 9. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at
503-233-3976.

On May 3 a research ship 40-45 miles off Curry County recorded a HAWAIIAN
PETREL, a MOTTLED PETREL, and 20 MURPHY¹S PETREL, along with several other
unidentified petrels. Also on May 3 a BAR-TAILED GODWIT passed Boiler Bay. A
GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE is now being seen at Frenchglen.

The peak of the spring migration apparently passed through during the first
week of May with heavy movements noted throughout the state.

On May 6 a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was at Yaquina Head north of Newport. An
AVOCET was seen May 5 on the Bayocean Spit at Tillamook Bay.

A CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD visited a North Portland feeder May 1. On May 2 a
LEWIS¹S WOODPECKER was on Mt. Tabor in Portland. A SWAINSON¹S HAWK was near
Mt. Tabor May 6. Another SWAINSON¹S was over Salem the next day. Two
BLACK-NECKED STILTS were at Oaks Bottom in Portland May 3. During the week
17 WHITE PELICANS, a WILSON¹S PHALAROPE, and a MARBLED GODWIT were at the
Tualatin NWR. Four WHIMBREL were there May 3. Three WHIMBRELS were seen May
2 at Finley NWR. On May 6 three WHITE-FACED IBIS were over Creswell. The
TRICOLORED BLACKBIRD colony at Fords Pond in Sutherlin appears to be active
again this year.

On May 6 a WHITE-FACED IBIS was near Culver in Central Oregon. A GREEN HERON
was seen May 7 at Sawyer Park in Bend.

That¹s it for this week.

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