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This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, July 18, 2022

An AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER, and 3 ARCTIC TERNS were seen at the Isles of Shoals during the past week.

A STILT SANDPIPER was seen in Hampton Marsh on July 15th.

A GREATER YELLOWLEGS was seen on the Connecticut River in Hinsdale on July 14th, and a LESSER YELLOWLEGS was reported from Upper Hall Pond in Center Sandwich on the 15th.

At least 50 RED CROSSBILLS were seen at Pack Monadnock, 10 were reported from Temple, and 10 were reported from Bartlett, all during the past week. (Photo by Becky Suomala, 2021.)

3 SOLITARY SANDPIPERS were seen at Pickering Ponds in Rochester, 2 were seen in Peterborough, 2 were seen in Rindge, 1 was seen in Exeter, and 1 was seen in Lyme, all during the past week.

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

A SNOWY EGRET was seen at Adams Point in Durham on July 14th.

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 July 17th.

A GADWALL and a GREEN-WINGED TEAL were seen at the Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant during the past week. There is NO VEHICLE ACCESS – please park outside the gate and walk in.

A MISSISSIPPI KITE was seen in Stratham several times during the past week.

4 MERLINS were seen in North Conway, 2 were seen in Deerfield, 2 were seen in Concord, and 1 was seen in Dover, all during the past week.

A BLACK VULTURE was seen in Westmoreland on July 16th.

A FISH CROW was reported from Holderness on July 11th, and again from Plymouth, on the 15th. Another FISH CROW was reported from Dover on the 17th.

At least 50 RED CROSSBILLS were seen at Pack Monadnock, 10 were reported from Temple, and 10 were reported from Bartlett, all during the past week.

Several BICKNELL’S THRUSHES, and FOX SPARROWS were reported from the White Mountains during the past week.

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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