This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, Dec. 2.

Two tundra swans were seen along the Connecticut River in Orford on Nov. 29, but have not been relocated.

A male Barrow’s goldeneye was seen near Stark Landing on the Merrimack River in Manchester on Nov. 29. A female Barrow’s goldeneye was seen several times during the past week in Eel Pond in Rye.

A Harlequin duck was seen from Great Island Common in New Castle on Nov. 26. A black guillemot was seen here on the 28th.

A long-tailed duck was seen on Squam Lake on Nov. 28.

An Iceland gull was seen in Rye and one was seen in Hampton, both on Dec. 1, and a Glaucous gull was seen at Eel Pond in Rye on the 2nd.

A birder on a fishing boat out of Hampton on Nov. 30 counted over 270 dovekies.

An immature red-headed woodpecker was discovered along North River Road near Burley Farm in Epping on Oct. 5, and was last reported on Nov. 27.

A yellow-breasted chat was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on Nov. 25, and one continues to be seen at South Mill Pond in Portsmouth and was last reported on Dec. 1.

An Orange-crowned warbler and a palm warbler were seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on Nov. 29.

A common yellowthroat was seen in coastal Seabrook on Nov. 26, and a pine warbler was seen at Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Newington on Nov. 29.

A Northern shrike was seen at Awcomin Marsh in Rye on Nov. 30, and one was seen near West Portsmouth Street in Concord on the 26th.

A Lapland longspur was seen at Hampton Beach State Park on Nov. 29, and 64 snow buntings were seen here on Dec. 1.

Two American pipits were seen at Rye Harbor State Park on Dec. 1, and one was reported from Woodmont Orchard in Hollis on Nov. 27.

A fox sparrow was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on Nov. 29, and one was seen in Durham on Dec. 2.

There has been an unusual number of late-migrating tree swallows reported from the coast during the past week with the most recent sighting being 60 on Dec.1.

A peregrine falcon has been seen in Hanover several times during the past week.

There was an unconfirmed report of a golden eagle from Fitzwilliam on Dec. 1, and there was an unconfirmed report of a Northern goshawk from Rye on Nov. 26 and 27.

Sixteen turkey vultures were seen over Route 27 in Exeter on Nov. 26.

A lingering migrant semipalmated plover was seen in Rye on Dec. 1.

At least 1 late-migrating great egret continues to be seen along the coast and was last reported on Dec. 1.

Two fish crows were reported from Hampton on Dec. 1.

Lingering migrant songbirds reported during the past week included: several hermit thrushes; a gray catbird; several winter wrens; a few ruby-crowned kinglets; several yellow-rumped warblers; several chipping sparrows; two Eastern towhees, and several yellow-bellied sapsuckers.


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