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This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, August 15, 2022

A HUDSONIAN GODWIT, a MARBLED GODWIT, and a WHIMBREL were all seen in Hampton Harbor on August 13th.

There was an unconfirmed report of a BAIRD’S SANDPIPER from Hampton Harbor on August 14th.

There was an unconfirmed report of a BAIRD’S SANDPIPER from Hampton Harbor on August 14, 2022. (Photo: Baird’s Sandpiper by Zeke Cornell, 2021.)

2 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS, and 3 ARCTIC TERNS continued to be seen at the Isles of Shoals during the past week,

A few LEAST TERNS and PIPING PLOVERS nested at Hampton Beach State Park, and Seabrook Town Beach. If you visit, please give these birds room to forage and raise their families!

2 CASPIAN TERNS were seen in Hampton Harbor on August 15th.

A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen in Hampton Harbor on August 11th, and 2 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULLS were seen on the Merrimack River in Manchester on August 10th and 12th.

A female KING EIDER that was first seen from Pulpit Rocks in Rye on May 22nd is still being seen along the coast in Rye, and was last reported on August 14th.

An immature LITTLE BLUE HERON was seen at the marsh on the west side of Route 1A opposite Wallis Sands in Rye on August 12th and 13th.

A GLOSSY IBIS was seen at Surry Mountain Lake on August 12th and 13th, and 1 was seen at the Connecticut River in Hinsdale on the 15th.

There was an unconfirmed report of 2 WHITE IBIS from the mill pond at Chocorua Village on August 10th.

A SNOWY EGRET was seen away from the coast at Pickering Ponds in Rochester on August 13th.

A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen at North Mill Pond in Portsmouth on August 9th and 10th.

A MISSISSIPPI KITE was seen in Stratham on August 12th.

A BLACK VULTURE was reported from Orford on August 15th.

A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen along Short Street and Arboretum Drive opposite the Pease Airport in Newington on August 14th.

2 RED CROSSBILLS were reported from Brookline, 2 were reported from the White Mountains, and 1 was reported from Waterville Valley, all during the past week.

4 ORCHARD ORIOLES were seen at Pickering Ponds in Rochester during the past week.

8 BANK SWALLOWS were seen in Charlestown on August 13th.

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 email. 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.

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