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This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, May 13, 2024

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This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, May 13, 2024

A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was seen at the McDonnell Conservation Area in Exeter on May 9th.

An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen in Pittsfield on May 10th.

A CERULEAN WARBLER was seen at the Mount Wantastiquet Natural Area in Chesterfield/Hinsdale on May 13th.

A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was reported from Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on May 7th.

A WHITE-FACED IBIS was reported from Awcomin Marsh in Rye on May 12th.

A Tricolored Heron was seen along the coast in Rye on May 11th, and an immature Little Blue Heron was seen again in Rye, both during the past week. (Photo by Steve Mirick. Tricolored Heron in Rye, NH in May, 2016.)

A TRICOLORED HERON was seen along the coast in Rye on May 11th, and an immature LITTLE BLUE HERON was seen again in Rye, both during the past week.

A LEAST BITTERN was reported from Cranberry Pond wetlands behind the Price Chopper in West Lebanon on May 13th.

A SANDHILL CRANE was seen flying overhead at Mud Pond in the Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson on May 7th.

A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen flying over Trudeau Road in Bethlehem on May 12th.

3 BLACK VULTURES were reported from Londonderry on May 13th.

A CASPIAN TERN was seen at the Hinsdale Setbacks on the Connecticut River on May 7th and again on the 10th.

At least 7 COMMON TERNS and 5 ROSEATE TERNS were seen along the coast, and many more were seen at nesting sites at the Isles of Shoals, all during the past week.

At least 3 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS were reported from Star Island, one of the Isles of Shoals, on multiple days during the last week.

An AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER was seen along the coast in Rye on May 8th.

At least 15 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, and at least 2 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, were seen along the coast during the past week.

A GADWALL was seen again in coastal Hampton on May 7th.

2 LESSER SCAUP were seen on Highland Lake in Stoddard on May 11th, 2 were seen at Lake Umbagog NWR on the 10th, and 1 was seen on Pickering Ponds in Rochester on the 10th.

2 BUFFLEHEADS were seen at the Panorama Golf Course in Colebrook on May 13th, 4 were seen on Squam Lake on the 11th, 1 was seen at Lake Umbagog NWR on the 10th, and 2 were seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on the 10th.

A COMMON GOLDENEYE was seen on Squam Lake on May 10th.

A RAZORBILL was reported from coastal Rye on May 11th.

Up to 4 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were reported from the Concord Airport during the past week, and 1 was reported from the old raceway in Hinsdale on May 13th.

There was an unconfirmed report of a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW from Orford on May 10th, but the bird has not been relocated as of May 13th.

A FOX SPARROW was reported from the Harris Center in Hancock on May 9th.

A lingering AMERICAN TREE SPARROW was seen in Rye on May 9th.

A few RED CROSSBILLS were reported from scattered locations during the past week.

A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was reported from Lyme on May 10th.

An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen at Bedell Bridge State Park in Haverhill on May 11th and 12th.

OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, ALDER FLYCATCHER, and WILLOW FLYCATCHER were all reported 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.

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Thanks very much and good birding.