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Last Week's Rare Bird Alert


August 17. 2018 9:17PM




This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, Aug. 13.

A neotropic cormorant was photographed on the Androscoggin River in Gorham on Aug. 2. It has been seen at numerous locations along the river during the past week and was last reported on the 13th.

A wood stork was located at the Pickering Ponds in Rochester on Aug. 9. It has been reported multiple times during the past week, and was most recently seen on the 13th. The bird has been most commonly seen in cattails located at the corner of the first pond closest to the entrance gate.

A pair of Mississippi kites with a chick was seen in a nest near Madbury Road in Durham on July 26, and was most recently reported on Aug. 13.

Two least bitterns were seen at the Cranberry Ponds located behind the Price Chopper store in West Lebanon on Aug. 7, and one was reported again on the 10th.

An immature little blue heron was reported from Pickering Ponds in Rochester on Aug. 11, and one was reported from coastal Rye on the 12th.

A yellow-crowned night-heron was seen several times during the past week at Kendall Pond in Londonderry, and was last reported on Aug. 9. Another yellow-crowned night-heron was seen in coastal Hampton on the 10th.

A great egret was seen in Newport on Aug. 12, and a glossy ibis was seen along the coast on the 11th.

Two least terns were seen in Hampton Harbor on Aug. 11.

Five whimbrels were seen along the coast in Hampton on Aug. 12, and a pectoral sandpiper was seen in coastal Rye on Aug. 7.

Two black-bellied plovers were reported from the Salmon Falls River in Dover on Aug. 11.

A red-necked grebe was reported from the Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge in Errol on Aug. 11.

A Brewster’s warbler was reported from Pickering Ponds in Rochester on Aug. 10, and two bay-breasted warblers were seen at the Freedom Town Forest on the 11th.

A yellow-billed cuckoo was reported from Ashland on Aug. 13.

Two common nighthawks were reported from Black Cap Mountain in Conway on Aug. 9.

Birders on a Granite State Whalewatch out of Rye Harbor on Aug. 9 reported: 40 Cory’s shearwaters, 30 great shearwaters, two sooty shearwaters, one Manx shearwater, a parasitic jaeger, and 20 red-necked phalaropes.

This listing can be seen in its entirety at www.nhaudubon.org.


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