[Tweeters] RBA: Portland, OR 4-17-14

Harry Nehls hnehls6 at comcast.net
Wed Apr 16 23:54:29 PDT 2014

* Oregon
* Portland
* April 17, 2014
* ORPO1404.17

- birds mentioned

Aleutian Cackling Goose
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Red-throated Loon
Pacific Loon
American White Pelican
Sandhill Crane
Black-necked Stilt
Black-bellied Plover
Lesser Yellowlegs
Baird¹s Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Bonaparte¹s Gull
Vaux¹s Swift
Prairie Falcon
Hammond¹s Flycatcher
Western Kingbird
Cassin¹s Vireo
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated-Gray Warbler
Wilson¹s Warbler
Yellow-headed Blackbird

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

The first major wave of spring migrants entered the state during the week
with flocks of warblers, mainly Yellow-rumped, Orange-crowned,
Black-throated Gray, and a few Nashville Warblers. Other conspicuous
migrants were Yellow-headed Blackbirds, House Wrens, Cinnamon Teal, and
Vaux¹s swifts. Flocks of Evening Grosbeaks were also reported. Two White
Pelicans returned to the Fernhill Wetlands April 15, the same day several
were seen near Astoria. Offshore coastal migrants also increased especially
Red-throated and Pacific Loons and Bonaparte¹s Gulls.

On April 12 a Sandhill Crane was at Cape Blanco. The next day a Prairie
Falcon was at Bandon. A major flight of Aleutian Cackling Geese passed
northward April 14 along the southern Oregon coast. On April 12 a Wilson¹s
Warbler and a Hammond¹s Flycatcher were at Powers near Coos Bay.

Three Yellow Warblers were reported April 11 at the Sandy River Delta. A
Blue-winged Teal was at Ankeny NWR April 10. On April 12 a Western Kingbird
was there. On April 12 a Lesser Yellowlegs was at Finley NWR. and 100
Black-bellied Plovers, 200 Dunlin, and 30 Least Sandpipers were at Fern
Reservoir. On April 13 a Harris¹s Sparrow was just south of Fern Ridge. On
April 15 a Calliope Hummingbird was in Eugene. On Skinners Butte in Eugene
April 10 were a Cassin¹s Vireo, and a Hammond¹s Flycatcher. On April 11 a
Western Kingbird was near Roseburg. Another was near Merlin the same day. A
Calliope Hummingbird was near Grants Pass April 14.
On April 11 three Black-necked Stilts and a Baird¹s Sandpiper were at the
Kirtland Road Sewage Ponds near White City.

That¹s if for this week.

- end transcript

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