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This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, May 2, 2022

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, May 2, 2022

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, May 2nd, 2022.

A SNOWY OWL was seen again in coastal Seabrook and Hampton during the past week and was last reported on May 1st. Be sure to stay at a distance from any owls and do not disturb them – see the link below:


2 BLACK VULTURES were seen soaring over Alton Bay on May 1st, 3 were seen over Concord on April 29th, 1 was seen over Walpole on May 1st, and 1 was seen over Nashua on May 2nd.

2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen in farm fields in Orford on April 29th, and 1 was seen in farm fields south of Ledge Farm Road in Nottingham on May 1st.

A WHITE-EYED VIREO and 4 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS were seen at Great Bay Farm in Greenland, all on April 26th.

A SCARLET TANAGER was seen in Epping on May 1, 2022. (Scarlet Tanager photo by Pam Hunt.)

An AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER was photographed flying by Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on April 27th. 5 WILLETS were seen along the coast on April 26th and 27th.

A CASPIAN TERN was seen flying by Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on May 1st.

Birders on a boat trip out of Hampton Harbor to Jeffrey’s Ledge on May 1st reported 40 WILSON’S STORM-PETRELS, and 14 NORTHERN FULMARS. An ATLANTIC PUFFIN was seen on a similar trip on April 25th.

6 GLOSSY IBIS and 9 NORTHERN GANNETS were seen in coastal Rye on May 1st.

A GREAT CORMORANT was seen along River Road in Lyme on April 26th.

2 adult male BARROW’S GOLDENEYES and a female BARROW’S GOLDENEYE were seen at the Errol Dam on the Androscoggin River on April 29th.

A LONG-TAILED DUCK was seen at Airport Marsh in Whitefield on April 28th.

2 LESSER SCAUP were seen on Lake Massabesic on May 1st, and 2 COMMON GOLDENEYES were seen here on April 27th. A COMMON GOLDENEYE was seen on Cranberry Meadow Pond trail in Peterborough on April 25th, and 1 was seen on World End Pond in Salem on May 1st.

A RED CROSSBILL was reported from Sandwich on May 1st.

An EASTERN KINGBIRD was seen at Horseshoe Pond in Concord on May 2nd.

An EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL was heard in Concord on April 30th and May 1st.

At least 10 RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS were reported from scattered locations during the past week.

Several CHIMNEY SWIFTS were reported from Concord, Swanzey, and Rochester on April 25th and 26th.

6 BANK SWALLOWS were seen at World End Pond in Salem, and a CLIFF SWALLOW was seen in Exeter, all on April 27th.

A WOOD THRUSH was reported from Dover on April 30th, and 2 VEERYS were reported from Londonderry on May 1st.

2 WARBLING VIREOS were reported from Plainfield on April 30th.

A CAPE MAY WARBLER was seen in Durham on May 2nd.

A BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER was seen in Swanzey on April 29th.

A PRAIRIE WARBLER was seen in Greenland on April 27th.

A BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER was seen in Greenfield on April 26th.

A NASHVILLE WARBLER was seen in Concord on May 1st.

An AMERICAN REDSTART was seen in South Hampton on May 1st.

A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was reported from Contoocook on April 30th.

2 YELLOW WARBLERS were seen at Horseshoe Pond in Concord on May 2nd.

A SCARLET TANAGER was seen in Epping on May 1st. A BALTIMORE ORIOLE was seen in South Hampton, and 1 was seen in Rochester, both on April 26th.

Several ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAKS were seen during the past week.

A SPRUCE GROUSE was seen on Mollidgewock Road in Errol, and a BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER was seen near Little Cherry Pond in the Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson, both on May 1st.

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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