This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, Sept. 30.

A gull-billed tern and a little gull were seen along the coast at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on Sept. 28.

Three black skimmers were seen flying south along the coast on Sept. 29.

A Caspian tern was seen off Seabrook Beach, and a Cory’s shearwater was seen off of Little Boar’s Head in North Hampton, both on Sept. 26.

An American oystercatcher was seen at Star Island in the Isles of Shoals on Sept. 28.

A Leconte’s sparrow was seen at Woodmont Orchard in Hollis on Sept. 24, 25 and 26, but has not been relocated since then.

A lark sparrow was seen at Tullando Farm in Orford on Sept. 25.

Two dickcissels continue to be reported from Woodmont Orchard in Hollis and were last reported on Sept. 27.

A grasshopper sparrow was seen at Woodmont Orchard in Hollis on Sept. 26 and one was seen at Morrill’s Farm in Penacook on the 25th.

A white-eyed vireo was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on Sept. 28.

Four Philadelphia vireos were seen with a large flock of warblers in Sandwich on Sept. 26.

A Connecticut warbler was seen at Great Bay Farm in Greenland on Sept. 27; one was seen at Woodridge Park in Durham on the 28th; one was seen at Woodmont Orchard in Hollis on the 28th.

A Kentucky warbler was seen at the West Branch Pine Barrens Preserve in Madison on Sept. 28.

A yellow-breasted chat was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on Sept. 29.

An orange-crowned warbler was seen at Pickering Ponds in Rochester on Sept. 25.

Two sandhill cranes were seen foraging in fields in Monroe on Sept. 27.

A trumpeter swan was discovered at N.H. Audubon’s Abe Emerson Marsh in Candia on April 13 and continues being seen. It was last reported on Sept. 29.

A Virginia rail was seen in Kingston on Sept. 24.

Late migrating common nighthawks included a flock of 21 seen in Concord on Sept. 23.

A flock of 19 northern flickers was seen on a lawn in Alton on Sept. 29.

A golden eagle was reported from the Berlin landfill on Sept. 24, and one was reported from Carter Hill in Concord on the 25th.

Three black vultures were reported from Nashua on Sept. 25.

Raptor migration is under way with migrating raptors being counted daily at the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory in Peterborough. Over 8,995 raptors, mainly broad-winged hawks, have already been tallied there since Sept. 1. The Carter Hill Raptor Migration Observatory in Concord is now being staffed by volunteers for a few days each week and has tallied over 2,300 raptors since Sept. 1. Be sure to visit these observatories during the fall season to help out with their counts.


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