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This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, July 8, 2024

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, July 8, 2024

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, July 8, 2024.

An ATLANTIC PUFFIN was seen near the Isles of Shoals on July 4th.

An American Oystercatcher was seen in coastal Rye on July 8. (Photo by Jim Sparrell of an American Oystercatcher in Rye. June 2022.)

An AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER was seen in coastal Rye on July 8th.

A SOLITARY SANDPIPER was seen at the Great Glen Trails in Pinkham Notch in the White Mountains on July 4th.

A RED-THROATED LOON was seen in offshore waters in Rye on July 2nd.

There was an unconfirmed report of a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL from New Castle on July 6th.

An adult LITTLE BLUE HERON was seen at Little River Salt Marsh in North Hampton on July 2nd, and 1 was seen at Pickering Ponds in Rochester on the 7th.

7 GLOSSY IBIS were seen flying over Pelham on July 5th.

2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen in fields along Plains Road in Monroe on July 4th.

A MISSISSIPPI KITE was seen from The Discovery Center on Great Bay in Greenland on July 1st.

An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was reported from Bear Island in Lake Winnipesaukee on July 5th.

2 PHILADELPHIA VIREOS were seen along Scott Bog Road in Pittsburg on July 5th.

2 FOX SPARROWS were reported from Cannon Mountain, and 1 was reported from the Caps Ridge Trail, all in the White Mountains during the past week.

A WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was seen on Lost River Road in North Woodstock on July 6th.

A SPRUCE GROUSE was seen at the South Baldface Ledges, and 1 was seen at Mount Chocorua, both in the White Mountains during the past week. This species is a year-round resident.

3 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen at the Steeplegate Mall in Concord on July 6th, and there was an unconfirmed report of 1 from Plymouth on July 2nd.

A SURF SCOTER was seen at the Trescott Water Supply Lands in Hanover on July 1st.

There was an unconfirmed report of a female NORTHERN SHOVELER at Paradise Pond in Pittsburg on July 2nd.

A MUTE SWAN, a non-native species, was seen at Front Bay Park in Wolfboro on July 4th.

This message is also available by phone recording: call (603) 224-9909 and press 4 as directed or ask to be transferred. To leave a message about a rare bird without listening to the recording first, press 2.

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.

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Thanks very much and good birding.