This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, Aug. 19.

Three Mississippi kite breeding territories, one each in Durham, Newmarket, and Stratham were established this year. The easiest birds to see are in Durham, usually along Madbury Road near Maple Street, and they were last reported from there on Aug. 16.

A trumpeter swan was discovered at N.H. Audubon’s Abe Emerson Marsh in Candia on April 13 and continues being seen there. It was last reported on Aug. 15.

An American avocet was seen in Rye Harbor and the surrounding area salt marshes on Aug. 17 and 18.

Two American oystercatchers were seen on Star Island, one of the Isles of Shoals, on Aug. 15.

A marbled godwit was seen in Hampton Harbor on Aug. 13 and 14.

A long-billed dowitcher was seen in the Hampton Salt Marsh Conservation Area on Aug. 12 and 14.

A red knot was seen in Hampton Harbor on Aug. 17 and 18.

Two Baird’s sandpipers were seen along the coast in Rye on Aug. 17 and 18, and one was seen inland in Rochester on the 19.

At least three Western sandpipers were seen in coastal Hampton during the past week.

Five Upland sandpipers were seen from Short Road at the Pease International Tradeport on Aug. 16, and seven whimbrels were seen along the coast on the 17th.

Two Forster’s terns were seen in Hampton Harbor, and a possible royal tern was seen in coastal Hampton, all on Aug. 13. An Arctic tern was seen along the coast in Rye on the 16th.

Three Manx shearwaters, two Cory’s shearwaters, 12 Parasitic jaegers, and two laughing gulls were all seen along the coast on Aug. 17. Birders on whale-watch cruises off of the coast have also reported numerous shearwaters.

Two yellow-crowned night-herons were seen in marshes just south of Rye Harbor on Aug. 17; three were seen in Seabrook on the 18th; and one was seen in North Mill Pond in Portsmouth on the 13th. A black-crowned night-heron was seen in Field’s Grove City Park in Nashua on Aug. 15.

A great egret was seen in Peterborough, one was seen in Nashua, and one was seen in Hopkinton, all during the past week.

A Northern shoveler was seen off of the coast of Rye foraging with a flock of common eider on Aug. 18.

A dickcissel was reported from Hampton on Aug. 17 and one was reported from Rochester on the 16th.

Two grasshopper sparrows were reported from Woodmont Orchard in Hollis on Aug. 18.

A mourning warbler was seen in Webster on Aug. 15.

Eighty-two common nighthawks were tallied migrating south in Keene on Aug. 16, and 156 were counted in Concord heading south on the 18th.


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