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This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 6, 2022

There was an unconfirmed report, with photographs, of a WESTERN KINGBIRD on June 2nd. It was seen along Route 1A in Rye at the second pullout south of Odiorne Point State Park, but has not been relocated.

A WHITE-FACED IBIS and 2 TRICOLORED HERONS have been seen along the coast during the past week, and on June 6th both species were reported from along Route 1A south of Wallis Sands, opposite Old Ocean Boulevard. Also present were 7 GLOSSY IBIS, and 2 GREEN HERONS.

A WHITE-FACED IBIS has been seen along the coast during the past week, and on June 6, 2022; both species were reported from along Route 1A south of Wallis Sands, opposite Old Ocean Boulevard. (Photo: Frank Schulenburg, wikicommons)

A LITTLE BLUE HERON was seen in Parson’s Creek saltmarsh in Rye on June 3rd, and a GREAT EGRET was seen in Pittsburg on June 2nd and 3rd.

A LEAST BITTERN was reported from World End Pond in Salem on June 4th, and a possible LEAST BITTERN was heard along the Rockingham Rail Trail between Route 87 and Halls Mill Road in Newfields on June 6th.

A NORTHERN FULMAR was seen in offshore waters at Jeffrey’s Ledge on May 30th.

6 LEAST TERNS and 3 PIPING PLOVERS were seen at Hampton Beach State Park on June 3rd. If you visit the park, please give these birds room to forage and raise their families!

Up to 5 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS and 2 ARCTIC TERNS continued to be seen at the Isles of Shoals during the past week, and 7 PURPLE SANDPIPERS were seen here on June 2nd.

A SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER was seen in Mill Pond in Durham on June 4th, and a SOLITARY SANDPIPER was seen from Thetford Road in Lyme on the 1st.

A CLAPPER RAIL was seen in the Hampton Salt Marsh Conservation Area on June 1st.

A female KING EIDER that was seen from Pulpit Rocks in Rye on May 22nd, continued to be seen during the past week, and was last reported on June 5th.

A BUFFLEHEAD was seen at Akers Pond in Errol, and a WHITE-WINGED SCOTER was seen at McIndoe Falls in Monroe, both on June 4th. A pair of BLUE-WINGED TEAL was seen in Rochester on June 3rd.

A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen off of North Hampton State Beach on June 1st.

A SANDHILL CRANE was seen along Plains Road in Monroe on June 3rd.

2 MISSISSIPPI KITES were seen in Stratham on June 4th.

There was an unconfirmed report of a GOLDEN EAGLE seen in the White Mountains on May 30th.

2 BLACK VULTURES were seen in Rochester, 1 was seen in Milton, and 1was seen in Goffstown, all during the past week.

A GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER was seen in Kingston on June 2nd.

There was an unconfirmed report of a YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER in Bethlehem on June 5th.

A pair of ORCHARD ORIOLES continued to be reported from Bedell Bridge State Park in Haverhill during the past week.

2 RED CROSSBILLS were reported from Hancock on May 31st, and several were reported from the White Mountains during the past week.

7 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were seen flying overhead near the south end of Trudeau Road in Bethlehem on June 4th.

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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