Curlew Drawing
Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society  
        Local Bird Sightings  
How to Report Rare Birds        

To report your bird sightings: email Bird Sightings

You are encouraged to report birds sighted in our Chapter area. We especially welcome reports of rare or accidental sightings, as well as early arrivals and late departures.

You may also wish to visit the Yahoo Group LCBirds2 to find out what others have seen recently.

What information should you provide?

Date, location, species, number seen, name(s) of observers

How do you know if a bird is uncommon, rare, or accidental?

Our checklists are an easy way to tell.

  • Our Annotated List describes abundance (common, uncommon, rare, accidental and introduced) as well as each species season occurrence.  
  • Our small Checklist denotes rare birds with Bold print and calls out species which breed or may breed locally.
  • Checklists are available by mail and at Chapter meetings.

To read about uncommon birds seen in our area recently, go to LCBIRDS. You do not need to log in or register to read the postings.

Each month a complete list of Bird Sightings in our area is included in the LCBAS newsletter, the Curlew.

Warbling Vireo
Warbling Vireo is an uncommon migrant in spring and fall.
(photo by Larry Umthun)

Yellow-headed Blackbird
Yellow-headed Blackbird is
uncommon in summer, rare
if seen in winter
(photo by Joe Harris)

Northern Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush is an accidental migrant seen a few times in our area
(photo by Larry Umthun)