This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, July 8.

Two American oystercatchers were seen at Rye Harbor on July 6.

A trumpeter swan was discovered at N.H. Audubon’s Abe Emerson Marsh in Candia on April 13, has continued being seen there, and was last reported on July 7.

Three Mississippi kite breeding territories, one each in Durham, Newmarket and Stratham, continue to have reports of adult birds. The easiest birds to see are in Durham usually along Madbury Road near Maple Street, and they were last reported from there on July 5.

A least bittern continues to be reported from the Cranberry Pond wetlands behind the Price Chopper store in the shopping center in West Lebanon and was last reported on July 6.

Several pairs of piping plovers and least terns are nesting at Hampton Beach State Park. Please be careful not to disturb these birds when you are at the beach.

A purple martin was seen at World End Pond in Salem on July 6.

Two red crossbills were reported from near Duck Pond at Long Pond Town Forest in Lempster on July 3.

Grasshopper sparrows were reported from the Concord Airport, Woodmont Orchard in Hollis, the old racetrack in Hinsdale, along Old Homestead Highway in Swanzey, and Cemetery Fields in Amherst during the past week.

Several fox sparrows were reported from the White Mountains, including from Mount Washington, and Carter Dome, during the past week.

A cerulean warbler was again reported from the Lake Wantastiquet Natural Area in Chesterfield and Hinsdale on July 5.

An orchard oriole was seen at Bedell Bridge State Park in Haverhill on July 6.

Two out-of-season red-necked grebes were seen on the coast on July 8.

An estimated 60 turkey vultures were seen circling over West Lebanon near the landfill on July 3.

Two black-backed woodpeckers, several white-winged crossbills, and four rusty blackbirds were reported from Trudeau Road in Bethlehem on July 3.

Two black-backed woodpeckers were reported from Mount Starr King in Jefferson on July 5.


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