New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, July 24th, 2017

Posted on July 25, 2017

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, July 24th, 2017.

There was an unconfirmed report of a flock of 5 BROWN PELICANS seen flying just off of Rye Harbor on July 21st.

2 MISSISSIPPI KITES, an adult and a chick, continue to be seen at their nest site area in Newmarket, and another adult was seen near Depot Road in Stratham, all on July 23rd.

2 WHIMBRELS were seen at Rye Ledge on July 22nd, 2017.

An immature LITTLE BLUE HERON was seen in the coastal salt marshes located on the opposite side of Route 1A from just south of Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on July 19th, and 1 was seen at the Pickering Ponds in Rochester on July 23rd.

A flock of 11 GLOSSY IBIS was seen along the coast on July 23rd.

A STILT SANDPIPER was seen on July 20, and 3 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS were seen on the 23rd, all at the Pickering Ponds in Rochester.

2 WHIMBRELS were seen at Rye Ledge on July 22nd.

A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was seen in Hampton Marsh on July 23rd.

A GREATER YELLOWLEGS was reported from Berry Bay in Freedom on July 20th.

A PIPING PLOVER and 12 LEAST TERNS were seen at Seabrook Beach on July 22nd. Beach-goers are encouraged to give these endangered birds room to raise their chicks.

4 ROSEATE TERNS were seen in Hampton Harbor on July 22nd.

A BLACK GUILLEMOT was seen along the coast in Hampton on July 23rd.

3 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were reported from the Concord Airport on July 19th.

A few FOX SPARROWS were reported from the White Mountains during the past week where this species appears to be expanding its breeding range.

14 PURPLE MARTINS were seen at Cross Beach Road in Seabrook on July 22nd.

A FISH CROW was reported from Bicentennial Park in Hampton on July 22nd.

A few RED-CROSSBILLS were reported from Sutton, Sunapee, Hancock, Randolph, and Crawford Notch during the past week, and a WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL was reported from Crawford Notch on July 23rd.

Birders hiking in the White Mountains during the past week reported the expected resident species such as SPRUCE GROUSE, GRAY JAY, BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER, and BOREAL CHICKADEE.

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: birdsetc@nhaudubon.org. 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.