On October 5, 2020 Jules Evans found a Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) at Nehalem Bay State Park. This individual was seen later the same day and the following day by at least four additional observers and was well documented by photographs. This sighting is believed to be the first for this species in Tillamook County.
A beautiful Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus) continues in a Nehalem neighborhood. Normally found in California, Arizona, southern Nevada and Mexico, this bird is a rare visitor to Oregon. Presumably the same individual was present last year and is making regular appearances again now, although some folks are finding it takes several attempts before successful observations. If you do go to look, please be respectful of the home owners and the neighborhood so that they continue to welcome birders.