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

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 there on Sept. 2.

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. 1.

A pomarine jaeger was seen offshore at Jeffrey’s Ledge on Aug. 30.

A long-billed dowitcher was seen in the Hampton Salt Marsh Conservation Area on Aug. 31, and a Baird’s sandpiper was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on Sept. 2.

Nine Western sandpipers were seen along the coast on Sept. 1.

A red-necked grebe was reported from First Connecticut Lake in Pittsburg on Aug. 30.

Two yellow-crowned night-herons, five black-crowned night-herons, and two glossy ibis were seen in coastal Seabrook on Aug. 29.

A great egret was seen in Concord and one was seen in Errol during the past week.

A mourning warbler was seen in Manchester on Aug. 27, and Cape May warblers were seen in Peterborough and Stoddard on Aug. 31.

There was an unconfirmed report of a Brewster’s warbler from Jaffrey on Sept. 1.

A dickcissel was reported from Woodmont Orchard in Hollis on Sept. 1, and one was reported from Pittsburg during the past week.

Two black-backed woodpeckers were seen in Whitefield on Aug. 31, and a spruce grouse was seen on East Inlet Road in Pittsburg on the 30th.

Red crossbills and white-winged crossbills were reported from Pittsburg during the past week, and red crossbills were reported from Pack Monadnock in Peterborough, and Pitcher Mountain in Stoddard on Aug. 31.

Common nighthawks were reported migrating south all during the past week, with high counts of 806 on Aug. 27 and 670 on the 29th in Concord.

There were additional reports of note from Milan, Canaan, Exeter, Peterborough, Keene, and Pembroke.

Raptor migration is under way with migrating raptors being counted daily at the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory in Peterborough. Be sure to visit this observatory during this fall season to help out with the count.


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