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NH Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Aug. 26


This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, Aug. 26.

A Forster’s tern and a whimbrel were seen in Hampton Harbor on Aug. 24.

Two immature little blue herons were seen in Philbrick Marsh from Route 1A near the boundary between North Hampton and Rye on Aug. 24.

An immature little blue heron, a stilt sandpiper, a Virginia rail and eight black-crowned night-herons were reported from Meadow Pond in Hampton on Aug. 24. A snowy egret-tricolored heron hybrid was also seen.

A Western sandpiper was seen along with some more common shorebirds at the north end of Jenness Beach in Rye on Aug. 22, and one was seen in Hampton Marsh on the 24th.

Seven white-rumped sandpipers were seen in Hampton Harbor on Aug. 24.

A male spruce grouse was seen and photographed on Mount Osceola in the White Mountains on Aug 25.

A peregrine falcon was seen in Ashland on Aug. 25, one was seen at Long Pond in Benton on the 25th, and two were seen in Hampton Harbor on the 24th.

A Philadelphia vireo was seen in Sandwich on Aug. 23, and a Tennessee warbler and a yellow-billed cuckoo were seen in Sandwich on the 24th.

A yellow-bellied flycatcher and a laughing gull were seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on Aug. 24.

Eleven purple martins were seen from Cross Beach Road in Seabrook on Aug. 24.

Six olive-sided flycatchers were reported from Randolph on Aug. 21, one was seen in Rumney on the 22nd, one was seen in Sandwich on the 21 and two were seen in Sandwich on the 23rd.Migrating common nighthawks were reported from numerous locations throughout the state during the past week.

Peak numbers were reported from Concord, with 690 reported on Aug. 23, 2,811 tallied on the 24th, and another 604 reported on the 25th. Also of note were 1,234 seen at Powder Mill Pond in Hancock on Aug. 25.

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This information is also available by phone recording: call 224-9909. If you have seen any interesting birds recently, you can leave a message at the end of the recording or send your sightings to the RBA via email at: birdsetc@nhaudubon.org.

Please put either “bird sighting” or “Rare Bird Alert” in the subject line and be sure to include your mailing address and phone number. The RBA is also available online at the New Hampshire Audubon website, www.nhaudubon.org.

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