New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, August 7, 2017

Posted on August 7, 2017

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, August 7, 2017.

A SANDHIILL CRANE was seen in Milton on August 7th.

An immature LITTLE BLUE HERON continues to be seen at Pickering Ponds in Rochester during the past week, and was last reported on August 4th.

A GLOSSY IBIS was seen in Etna on several days during the past week and was last reported on August 7th.

A GREAT EGRET was seen in Sullivan on July 28th, 3 were seen in Charlestown on August 5th, and 1 was seen in Plainfield on the 7th.

14 LEAST TERNS were seen at Seabrook Beach and Hampton Harbor, and 2 ROSEATE TERNS were seen in Hampton Harbor, all on August 5th.

3 PIPING PLOVERS were seen at Hampton Beach on August 5th.

A WESTERN SANDPIPER was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on August 6th.

8 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS were reported from along the coast on August 5th.

There were several inland sightings of LEAST SANDPIPERS and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS during the past week. Coastal shorebird sightings of note during the past week included small numbers of WHIMBRELS, RUDDY TURNSTONES, and SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS.

19 WILSON’S STORM-PETRELS and 15 NORTHERN GANNETS were seen off of Seabrook Beach on August 5th.

RED CROSSBILLS were reported from Effingham, Lempster, Hancock, Bradford, Goshen, Bartlett, Bethlehem, and Jefferson during the past week.

3 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were reported from the Ethan Pond trail in the White Mountains on August 2nd, and several were reported from Trudeau Road in Bethlehem on the 1st.

2 FISH CROWS were reported from North Hampton on August 5th, and 3 were seen in coastal Rye on the 6th.

A YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO was reported from Ashland on August 6th.

2 SPRUCE GROUSE were reported from Mount Crawford in the White Mountains on August 4th.

Migrant warblers reported away from breeding areas during the past week included BLACKPOLL WARBLER, TENNESSEE WARBLER, and CANADA WARBLER.

This message is also available by phone recording: call (603) 224-9909 and press 4 as directed or ask to be transferred. If you have seen any interesting birds recently, you can leave a message at the end of the recording or send your sightings to the RBA via e-mail at: Please put either “bird sighting” or “Rare Bird Alert” in the subject line and be sure to include your mailing address and phone number.

Thanks very much and good birding.