There have been lots of good sightings in the last month. The Oregon Coast generally, and Tillamook County in particular, had a bonanza of shore birds for a couple of weeks. Red Knots were especially abundant and in almost unprecedented numbers, at least in recent memory. Unfortunately, that migration event has passed now. Still there are some unusual birds to be seen. Several people saw an Eastern Kingbird at Sitka Sedge, but it apparently only hung around for a day. At least four Lazuli Bunting, a beautiful song bird unusual for our county, have also been seen locally in the Upper Nestucca, Moon Creek area.
There are many shorebirds moving by at present. Thousands of Western Sandpipers, and many many Dunlin, Semi-palmated Plovers, Whimbrels, Greater Yellowlegs, Least Sandpipers, to name a few. Also seen in the last few days were American Avocets and Red Knots. Other migrants include Evening Grosbeaks, not a common bird in Tillamook County.