[Tweeters] RBA: Portland, OR 4-2-15

Harry Nehls hnehls6 at comcast.net
Wed Apr 1 23:56:04 PDT 2015

* Oregon
* Portland
* April 2, 2015
* ORPO1503.02

- birds mentioned

Snow Goose
Ross¹s Goose
Swainson¹s Hawk
Black-necked Stilt
Tufted Puffin
Burrowing Owl
Purple Martin
N. Rough-winged Swallow
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Sagebrush Sparrow
Pine Grosbeak

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

The Nestucca Bay NWR BEAN GOOSE continues to be seen.

The spring migration is now well underway. Good sized flocks of warblers are
now being reported. All of the expected swallows have returned with PURPLE
MARTINS reported at Tenmile Lake in Coos County March 26 and at Steigerwald
NWR March 30. TUFTED PUFFINS are now being reported at Haystack Rock at
Cannon Beach.

On March 26 a SAGEBRUSH SPARROW was in Toledo, east of Newport. A female
PINE GROSBEAK was photographed March 29 at Mt. Tabor Park in Portland. A
BLACK-NECKED STILT was photographed March 29 at Baskett Slough NWR. Three
were at Fern Ridge Reservoir the next day. BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERS returned
during the week to the Rogue Valley.

An early SWAINSON¹S HAWK was near Madras March 29. Large flocks of SNOW and
ROSS¹S GEESE are now in the Malheur NWR area along with many cranes and
ducks. The BURROWING OWL is now being seen along Ruh Red Road north of the

That¹s it for this week.

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