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This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, July 4, 2022

A LEACH’S STORM-PETREL, 2 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS, and 2 ARCTIC TERNS were seen at the Isles of Shoals 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 the park, please give these birds room to forage and raise their families!

2 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS were seen at the Isles of Shoals during the past week. (American Oystercatchers photo by Jim Sparrell.)

A female KING EIDER that was first seen from Pulpit Rocks in Rye on May 22nd, continued to be seen during the past week, and was last reported on July 28th.

2 WHITE-FACED IBIS were reported from the Hampton Marsh Conservation Area in Hampton on July 4th, and a GLOSSY IBIS was reported from Quincy Bog in Rumney on July 1st.

2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen at Gleason Island in Monroe on June 29th.

A MISSISSIPPI KITE was seen in Stratham, and 1 was seen in Durham, both during the past week.

A BLACK VULTURE was seen at Pickering Ponds in Rochester on July 3rd, and 1 was seen near Fall Mountain in Walpole on June 29th.

A RED CROSSBILL was reported from Bog Road in Penacook on July 3rd, and 1 was reported from Otter Brook in Keene on June 28th.

4 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were reported from East Inlet Road in Pittsburg on June 29th.

A SOLITARY SANDPIPER was reported from Lyme on July 3rd.

There was an unconfirmed report of a GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER from Lincoln on June 29th.

A BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER was seen on the trail to Little Cherry Pond at Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson on July 3rd.

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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