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Feb 9 2016

TOUR OPENINGS: Gray-headed Chickadee Search!

It has been a while since I’ve posted here. Life has sped up a bit, decease and while I’m out birding as much as I can I find a bit less time to post about it. I thought this beautiful Red-breasted Sapsucker would be a fine return to the blog.

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Red-breasted Sapsucker Sphyrapicus rubra, diagnosis Mossy’s Seaside Farm, more about Homer, 25 October 2014.

Mossy’s incredible acreage again produces a great bird. There are just a couple other records for Kachemak Bay of this fall wanderer. There are a couple for Seward as well, including one from about a week ago. On Kodiak Island, the species is nearly annual in the fall where two have been found this year already.

‘Tis the season for rare birds on the Kenai…what’s next?

 

 

 

 
It has been a while since I’ve posted here. Life has sped up a bit, sildenafil and while I’m out birding as much as I can I find a bit less time to post about it. I thought this beautiful Red-breasted Sapsucker would be a fine return to the blog.

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Red-breasted Sapsucker Sphyrapicus ruber, Mossy’s Seaside Farm, Homer, 25 October 2014.

Mossy’s incredible acreage again produces a great bird. There are just a couple other records for Kachemak Bay of this fall wanderer. There are a couple for Seward as well, including one from about a week ago. On Kodiak Island, the species is nearly annual in the fall where two have been found this year already.

‘Tis the season for rare birds on the Kenai…what’s next?

 

 

 

 
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A Gray-headed Chickadee delivers food to a nest full of hungry chicks. Photo Aaron Lang.

An incredible opportunity awaits! In June I’ll be leading a group of birders into the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on an eight day raft trip. On this trip we’ll be searching for one of North America’s least known birds, sale the Gray-headed Chickadee. It’s an incredible adventure in one of America’s greatest wilderness areas. Normally this trip is full well over a year in advance, however, there is still space available for our June 2016 trip. Anyone interested in joining me can email me or check Wilderness Birding Adventures.

 


Oct 26 2014

Red-breasted Sapsucker in Homer

Sky Lark Alauda arvensis, mind eczema Deep Creek (Ninilchik), herpes Kenai Peninsula, 20 October 2012. Click to enlarge.

Fall migration–my favorite time of year! On 18 October Steve Waltz found this Sky Lark near the parking lot of the Deep Creek recreational area near Ninilchik where it’s been present since. This species is annual in the western Aleutians and casual in the central Aleutians and other islands of the Bering Sea, however, this is the first record for mainland Alaska! This overall plain looking passerine is identified by its short crest, short but slender bill, streaked breast, white outer tail feathers and white trailing edge to secondaries and inner primaries (visible only in flight).

Sky Lark can be separated from the very similar Oriental Skylark A. gulgula by its longer primary projection, shorter bill, and white (not buff) outer tail feathers and trailing edge to secondaries. For details on this separation and an interesting account of California’s first record of Sky Lark click here.

For updates on the Deep Creek bird on the discussion group AK Birding click here.

Sky Lark Alauda arvensis, information pills Deep Creek (Ninilchik), buy Kenai Peninsula, ampoule 20 October 2012. Click to enlarge.

Fall migration–my favorite time of year! On 18 October Steve Waltz found this Sky Lark near the parking lot of the Deep Creek recreational area near Ninilchik where it’s been present since. This species is annual in the western Aleutians and casual in the central Aleutians and other islands of the Bering Sea, however, this is the first record for mainland Alaska! This overall plain looking passerine is identified by its short crest, short but slender bill, streaked breast, white outer tail feathers and white trailing edge to secondaries and inner primaries (visible only in flight).

Sky Lark can be separated from the very similar Oriental Skylark A. gulgula by its longer primary projection, shorter bill, and white (not buff) outer tail feathers and trailing edge to secondaries. For details on this separation and an interesting account of California’s first record of Sky Lark click here.
It has been a while since I’ve posted here. Life has sped up a bit, look and while I’m out birding as much as I can I find a bit less time to post about it. I thought this beautiful Red-breasted Sapsucker would be a fine return to the blog.

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Red-breasted Sapsucker Sphyrapicus ruber, buy viagra Mossy’s Seaside Farm, condom Homer, 25 October 2014.

Mossy’s incredible acreage again produces a great bird. There are just a couple other records for Kachemak Bay of this fall wanderer. There are a couple for Seward as well, including one from about a week ago. On Kodiak Island, the species is nearly annual in the fall where two have been found this year already.

‘Tis the season for rare birds on the Kenai…what’s next?

 

 

 

 


Dec 16 2013

RUSTIC BUNTING in Homer: Second Record for the Kenai

Anna’s Hummingbird and Cedar Waxwing are two species proving to be annual each fall/winter in Homer.

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Except for the fall/winter of 2008-09, Cedar Waxwings have been reported annually in Homer and elsewhere on the Kenai since their first appearance during the fall of 2004. This lone adult was patiently waiting for these mountain ash berries to ripen at Mossy’s Seaside Farm.

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Anna’s Hummingbird Calypte anna, Homer, 17 October 2013.

Anna’s first made an appearance in Homer during the fall of 1998, but since at least 2008 the species has been recorded each fall, often multiple birds. There are currently no fewer than 4, and possibly up to 7 (!) Anna’s Hummingbirds in Homer! This is one of at least two coming in to a feeder in the Baycrest Area.
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Rustic Bunting, sale Emberiza rustica, dosage Homer, this 16 December 2013.

A great fall for rarities on the Kenai has turned into a great winter for rarities! This fantastic bird has been seen daily at Tamara Reiser’s feeder in Homer since 11 December. It’s been associating with a flock of Juncos and coming to the feeder throughout the day. It is the second record for the Kenai Peninsula and one of only 5 or 6 away from the islands of the Bering Sea. The first record for the Kenai was a bird that attended a feeder from 21 March-14 April 1985. Click here for an account of that first record, published in the Murrelet.


Nov 4 2013

Another New Bird for the Kenai: TENNESSEE WARBLER!

Seward strikes again, visit web
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

On 19 October 2013, abortion
Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, sovaldi this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

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Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, Lowell Point, Seward, 27 October 2013.

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by, at the exact moments he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, visit web
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

On 19 October 2013, abortion
Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, sovaldi this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

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Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, Lowell Point, Seward, 27 October 2013.

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by, at the exact moments he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, cheapest
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

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Lowell Point, mind Seward, 27 October 2013.

On 19 October 2013, Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by, at the exact moments he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, visit web
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

On 19 October 2013, abortion
Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, sovaldi this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

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Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, Lowell Point, Seward, 27 October 2013.

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by, at the exact moments he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, cheapest
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

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Lowell Point, mind Seward, 27 October 2013.

On 19 October 2013, Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by, at the exact moments he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, page
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

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Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, Lowell Point, Seward, 27 October 2013.

On 19 October 2013, Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by, at the exact moments he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, visit web
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

On 19 October 2013, abortion
Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, sovaldi this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

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Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, Lowell Point, Seward, 27 October 2013.

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by, at the exact moments he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, cheapest
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

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Lowell Point, mind Seward, 27 October 2013.

On 19 October 2013, Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by, at the exact moments he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, page
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

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Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, Lowell Point, Seward, 27 October 2013.

On 19 October 2013, Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by, at the exact moments he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, dentist
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

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Seward, 27 October 2013.

On 19 October 2013, Scott Schuette and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by at the exact moment he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, visit web
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

On 19 October 2013, abortion
Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, sovaldi this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

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Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, Lowell Point, Seward, 27 October 2013.

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by, at the exact moments he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, cheapest
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

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Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, purchase
Lowell Point, mind Seward, 27 October 2013.

On 19 October 2013, Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by, at the exact moments he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, page
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

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Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, Lowell Point, Seward, 27 October 2013.

On 19 October 2013, Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by, at the exact moments he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, dentist
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

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Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, disease
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Seward, 27 October 2013.

On 19 October 2013, Scott Schuette and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by at the exact moment he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, click and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

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Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, Lowell Point, Seward, 27 October 2013.

On 19 October 2013, Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by, at the exact moments he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, visit web
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

On 19 October 2013, abortion
Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, sovaldi this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

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Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, Lowell Point, Seward, 27 October 2013.

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by, at the exact moments he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, cheapest
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

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Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, purchase
Lowell Point, mind Seward, 27 October 2013.

On 19 October 2013, Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by, at the exact moments he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, page
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

YBSA_102713_web

Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, Lowell Point, Seward, 27 October 2013.

On 19 October 2013, Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by, at the exact moments he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, dentist
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

YBSA_102713_web

Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, disease
Lowell Point, information pills
Seward, 27 October 2013.

On 19 October 2013, Scott Schuette and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by at the exact moment he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, click and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

YBSA_102713_web

Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, Lowell Point, Seward, 27 October 2013.

On 19 October 2013, Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by, at the exact moments he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, Sildenafil
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

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Seward, 27 October 2013.

On 19 October 2013, Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by at the exact moment he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, visit web
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

On 19 October 2013, abortion
Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, sovaldi this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

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Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, Lowell Point, Seward, 27 October 2013.

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by, at the exact moments he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, cheapest
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

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Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, purchase
Lowell Point, mind Seward, 27 October 2013.

On 19 October 2013, Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by, at the exact moments he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, page
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

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Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, Lowell Point, Seward, 27 October 2013.

On 19 October 2013, Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by, at the exact moments he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, dentist
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

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Seward, 27 October 2013.

On 19 October 2013, Scott Schuette and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by at the exact moment he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, click and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

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Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, Lowell Point, Seward, 27 October 2013.

On 19 October 2013, Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by, at the exact moments he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, Sildenafil
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

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Seward, 27 October 2013.

On 19 October 2013, Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by at the exact moment he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, ask
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

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Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, Lowell Point, Seward, 27 October 2013.

On 19 October 2013, Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by at the exact moment he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, visit web
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

On 19 October 2013, abortion
Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, sovaldi this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

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Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, Lowell Point, Seward, 27 October 2013.

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by, at the exact moments he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, cheapest
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

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Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, purchase
Lowell Point, mind Seward, 27 October 2013.

On 19 October 2013, Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by, at the exact moments he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, page
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

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Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, Lowell Point, Seward, 27 October 2013.

On 19 October 2013, Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by, at the exact moments he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, dentist
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

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Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, disease
Lowell Point, information pills
Seward, 27 October 2013.

On 19 October 2013, Scott Schuette and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by at the exact moment he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, click and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

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Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, Lowell Point, Seward, 27 October 2013.

On 19 October 2013, Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by, at the exact moments he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, Sildenafil
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

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Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, malady Lowell Point, pharm
Seward, 27 October 2013.

On 19 October 2013, Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by at the exact moment he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, ask
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

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Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, Lowell Point, Seward, 27 October 2013.

On 19 October 2013, Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by at the exact moment he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, skincare
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

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Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, Lowell Point, Seward, 27 October 2013.

On 19 October 2013, Scott Schuette and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by at the exact moment he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
 

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Internet rare bird alerts (RBAs), discussions and listservs:

  • AKBirding.  A Yahoo discussion group dedicated to birding in Alaska.
  • Alaska RBA.  A moderated RBA for Alaska.  Sightings of birds listed as “rare”, “casual” or “accidental” on the Alaska checklist are posted here.  Click here to subscribe.  Click here to read recent reports.
  • Beringia Birders.  A Yahoo discussion group for birding in far western and northern Alaska.
  • Boreal Birders.  A Yahoo discussion group for birding in interior Alaska.
  • Eagle Chat.  A Yahoo discussion group for birding in Southeast Alaska.
  • Kodiak Birding. A Yahoo discussion group for birding the Kodiak Island Archipelago.
  • Sitka Birds. A discussion group for birds in the Sitka area.
  • Kachemak Bay (Homer area). A discussion board for birds and birding in and around Kachemak Bay (Homer, Seldovia, Halibut Cove, Anchor Point)
  • Kenai/Soldotna area. A sightings board hosted by the Kenai Peninsula Bird Festival. It contains sightings from active Kenai/Soldotna area birders year-round.

Telephone RBAs:

  • Fairbanks area: (907) 451-9213
  • Homer area: (907) 235-7337
  • Kenai NWR: (907) 262-2300

Guided birding trips in Alaska:

  • Wilderness Birding Adventures.  There are a number of good options for companies leading birding trips in Alaska.  Most are based outside of Alaska.  Wilderness Birding Adventures is an Alaskan based company with guides that live in Alaska year round.  Theirs are tours of exceptional quality, led by Alaskans since 1986.  Full disclosure: I lead tours for Wilderness Birding Adventures.

Useful Publications:

Much has been written on the birds of Alaska.  Here is a short list of some of my favorite articles and books.

 

 

A great site for finding many of these articles is the Searchable Ornithological Research Archive (SORA), maintained by the University of New Mexico.  Here you can read and download pre-2007 issues of Western Birds and pre-2000 issues of the Condor as well as several other major ornithological journals.

Useful Alaska Links:

Websites maintained by other Alaskan birders:

  • Sitka Nature. The website of Sitka birder Matt Goff.  Great stuff here on all aspects of the nature of southeast Alaska.
  • Birds of Shishmaref. A website by birder and high school teacher Ken Stenek.  Many birders visit the Seward Peninsula in the spring, but only a few birders live there year round.  This site has photos of McKay’s Buntings and House Sparrows!
  • Adak Birding Blog. A blog by the only birder living on Adak Island, Isaac Helmricks. I wish there were more resident birders in the Aleutians!
  • Sporadic Bird. The home of the Sporadic Bird Reports from Seward birder, Carol Griswold. This report is illustrated with many of Carol’s fine photos.

General Birding Resources:

  • Macaulay Library. An excellent library of bird recordings and videos maintained by the Cornell Laboratory of Orntithology.
  • Xenocanto. “The community database of shared bird sounds from the Americas.” This site is an excellent resource and a lot of fun.  From it you can also go to Xenocanto sites for Europe, Asia, Africa and Australasia.
  • Oriental Bird Club Image Database. A wonderful, and very large, collection of bird photographs from the Oriental region.  This is a great resource for photos of potential vagrants to Alaska.

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Ancient Murrelets Synthloboramphus antiquus, St. Paul Island, 5 July 2006.

I spent the day at home today to catch up on neglected work around the yard. I would have rather been birding, human enhancement but considering how the day turned out I’ll never complain about working in the yard again!

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Tennessee Warbler Oreothlypis peregrina, illness Homer, 3 November 2013.

At about 1:45 PM I heard a call that I didn’t recognize. I tracked it down and it proved to be this TENNESSEE WARBLER! It was in a chickadee flock and was chumming around with a Wilson’s Warbler–a two warbler day in November! It took some work to get these photos but the bird eventually pished in for a closer look and I snapped these shots. This is the first record of Tennessee Warbler for the Kenai Peninsula, and one of the latest records for the state!

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White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis, Homer, 3 November 2013.

While trying to relocate the bird after it slipped away I found this WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, another new yard bird for the property (#85). This rarity on the Kenai has become an annual occurrence in Homer in the last five or six years. This is the first of the fall.

 


Oct 29 2013

New for the Kenai: Warbling Vireo and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in Seward!

Seward strikes again, visit web
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

On 19 October 2013, abortion
Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, sovaldi this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

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Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, Lowell Point, Seward, 27 October 2013.

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by, at the exact moments he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, visit web
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

On 19 October 2013, abortion
Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, sovaldi this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

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Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, Lowell Point, Seward, 27 October 2013.

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by, at the exact moments he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, cheapest
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

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Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, purchase
Lowell Point, mind Seward, 27 October 2013.

On 19 October 2013, Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by, at the exact moments he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, visit web
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

On 19 October 2013, abortion
Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, sovaldi this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

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Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, Lowell Point, Seward, 27 October 2013.

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by, at the exact moments he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, cheapest
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

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Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, purchase
Lowell Point, mind Seward, 27 October 2013.

On 19 October 2013, Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by, at the exact moments he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, page
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

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Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, Lowell Point, Seward, 27 October 2013.

On 19 October 2013, Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by, at the exact moments he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, visit web
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

On 19 October 2013, abortion
Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, sovaldi this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

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Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, Lowell Point, Seward, 27 October 2013.

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by, at the exact moments he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, cheapest
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

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Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, purchase
Lowell Point, mind Seward, 27 October 2013.

On 19 October 2013, Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by, at the exact moments he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, page
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

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Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, Lowell Point, Seward, 27 October 2013.

On 19 October 2013, Scott Scheutte and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by, at the exact moments he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.
Seward strikes again, dentist
and again! Two new species have been documented on the Kenai Peninsula this month–both from Seward.

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Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius, disease
Lowell Point, information pills
Seward, 27 October 2013.

On 19 October 2013, Scott Schuette and Doug Gochfeld found this Yell0w-bellied Sapsucker at Lowell Point. It was still present as of October 27th when I got this photo. While Red-breasted Sapsucker is casual in fall on the Kenai, this is the first record of Yell0w-bellied for the Kenai!

 

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Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus, Clear Creek, Seward, 27 October 2013.

Robin Collman spotted an unusual bird in the flooded alders of Clear Creek on October 27th. Very luckily I happened to be driving by at the exact moment he was trying to photograph and identify this bird. It proved to be a Warbling Vireo, the first record from the Kenai! There is one previous sight report from Hope on July 9th, 2006 of this species, but no photos were captured and the bird was not relocated.


Oct 25 2013

Cedar Waxwing and Anna’s Hummingbirds in Homer

Exciting news from the open ocean! I just returned from leading a pelagic trip on the M/V Kennicott with Wilderness Birding Adventures. The goal of the trip is to get off-shore and look for tubenoses, order alcids, surgery and migrating waterbirds. True pelagic opportunities in Alaska are difficult to find and this trip offers a comfortable and reliable way to get off-shore. Without a doubt, order the highlight of this year’s trip was a very cooperative FLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATER about 25 miles WSW of Icy Bay.

Flesh-footed Shearwater was first reported in Alaskan waters on 21 July 1968 off of Ocean Cape, near Yakutat (Kessel and Gibson 1978). Since then there have been several reports over the years, but none have been substantiated by photo or specimen so the species has officially remained on Alaska’s Unsubstantiated List. If accepted, the Flesh-footed Shearwater becomes the 500th species on the official Alaska list! For the official Alaska Checklist and the Unsubstantiated List click here.

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Flesh-footed Shearwater Puffinis careipes, Gulf of Alaska, 21 August 2013. Photo by M. Vaughn.

Other highlights on the 21st included 11 Buller’s Shearwaters, 8 Pink-footed Shearwaters (both ‘rare’ in Alaska), 50 Black-footed Albatross, 250 Northern Fulmars, 200 Sooty Shearwaters, 15 Fork-tailed Storm-Petrels, 4 Sabine’s Gulls, 35 Pomerine and 25 Parasitic Jaegers, 12 Arctic Terns, 40 Rhinocerous Auklets, 1 Cassin’s Auklet, 5 Tufted Puffins, 75 Marbled Murrelets, and 50 Common Murres.

  • Kessel, B., and Gibson, D. D. 1978. Status and distribution of Alaska birds. Studies Avian Biol. 1.

Exciting news from the open ocean! I just returned from leading a pelagic trip on the M/V Kennicott with Wilderness Birding Adventures. The goal of the trip is to get off-shore and look for tubenoses, skincare alcids, and migrating waterbirds. True pelagic opportunities in Alaska are difficult to find and this trip offers a comfortable and reliable way to get off-shore. Birds like Buller’s Shearwater, Pink-footed Shearwater, Black-footed Albatross and Cassin’s Auklet are regular in Alaskan waters (the last two are common!); however, because there are so few pelagic opportunities, they remain among some of the most difficult birds to see in Alaska. Without a doubt, the highlight of this year’s trip was a very cooperative FLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATER about 25 miles WSW of Icy Bay.

Flesh-footed Shearwater was first reported in Alaskan waters on 21 July 1968 off of Ocean Cape, near Yakutat (Kessel and Gibson 1978). Since then there have been several reports over the years, but none have been substantiated by photo or specimen so the species has officially remained on Alaska’s Unsubstantiated List. If accepted, the Flesh-footed Shearwater becomes the 500th species on the official Alaska list! For the official Alaska Checklist and the Unsubstantiated List click here.

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Flesh-footed Shearwater Puffinis careipes, Gulf of Alaska, 21 August 2013. Photo by M. Vaughn.

Other highlights on the 21st included 11 Buller’s Shearwaters, 8 Pink-footed Shearwaters (both ‘rare’ in Alaska), 50 Black-footed Albatross, 250 Northern Fulmars, 200 Sooty Shearwaters, 15 Fork-tailed Storm-Petrels, 4 Sabine’s Gulls, 35 Pomerine and 25 Parasitic Jaegers, 12 Arctic Terns, 40 Rhinocerous Auklets, 1 Cassin’s Auklet, 5 Tufted Puffins, 75 Marbled Murrelets, and 50 Common Murres.

In 2012, our August pelagic on the same route tallied 9 Pink-footed Shearwaters, 1 Buller’s Shearwaters and a MANX SHEARWATER. It will be interesting to see if these waters will continue to produce in future years.

  • Kessel, B., and Gibson, D. D. 1978. Status and distribution of Alaska birds. Studies Avian Biol. 1.

Exciting news from the open ocean! I just returned from leading a pelagic trip on the M/V Kennicott with Wilderness Birding Adventures. The goal of the trip is to get off-shore and look for tubenoses, skincare alcids, ambulance and migrating waterbirds. True pelagic opportunities in Alaska are difficult to find and this trip offers a comfortable and reliable way to get off-shore. Birds like Buller’s Shearwater, symptoms Pink-footed Shearwater, Black-footed Albatross and Cassin’s Auklet are regular in Alaskan waters (the last two are common!); however, because there are so few pelagic opportunities, they remain among some of the most difficult birds to see in Alaska. Without a doubt, the highlight of this year’s trip was a very cooperative FLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATER about 25 miles WSW of Icy Bay.

Flesh-footed Shearwater was first reported in Alaskan waters on 21 July 1968 off of Ocean Cape, near Yakutat (Kessel and Gibson 1978). Since then there have been several reports over the years, but none have been substantiated by photo or specimen so the species has officially remained on Alaska’s Unsubstantiated List. If accepted, the Flesh-footed Shearwater becomes the 500th species on the official Alaska list! For the official Alaska Checklist and the Unsubstantiated List click here.

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Flesh-footed Shearwater Puffinis careipes, Gulf of Alaska, 21 August 2013. Photo by M. Vaughn.

Other highlights on the 21st included 11 Buller’s Shearwaters, 8 Pink-footed Shearwaters (both ‘rare’ in Alaska), 50 Black-footed Albatross, 250 Northern Fulmars, 200 Sooty Shearwaters, 15 Fork-tailed Storm-Petrels, 4 Sabine’s Gulls, 35 Pomerine and 25 Parasitic Jaegers, 12 Arctic Terns, 40 Rhinocerous Auklets, 1 Cassin’s Auklet, 5 Tufted Puffins, 75 Marbled Murrelets, and 50 Common Murres.

In 2012, our August pelagic on the same route tallied 9 Pink-footed Shearwaters, 1 Buller’s Shearwaters and a MANX SHEARWATER. It will be interesting to see if these waters will continue to produce in future years.

  • Kessel, B., and Gibson, D. D. 1978. Status and distribution of Alaska birds. Studies Avian Biol. 1.

Exciting news from the open ocean! I just returned from leading a pelagic trip on the M/V Kennicott with Wilderness Birding Adventures. The goal of the trip is to get off-shore and look for tubenoses, capsule alcids, and migrating waterbirds. True pelagic opportunities in Alaska are difficult to find and this trip offers a comfortable and reliable way to get off-shore. Birds like Buller’s Shearwater, Pink-footed Shearwater, Black-footed Albatross and Cassin’s Auklet are regular in Alaskan waters (the last two are common!); however, because there are so few pelagic opportunities, they remain among some of the most difficult birds to see in Alaska. Without a doubt, the highlight of this year’s trip was a very cooperative FLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATER about 25 miles WSW of Icy Bay.

Flesh-footed Shearwater was first reported in Alaskan waters on 21 July 1968 off of Ocean Cape, near Yakutat (Kessel and Gibson 1978). Since then there have been several reports over the years, but none have been substantiated by photo or specimen so the species has officially remained on Alaska’s Unsubstantiated List. If accepted, the Flesh-footed Shearwater becomes the 500th species on the official Alaska list! For the official Alaska Checklist and the Unsubstantiated List click here.

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Flesh-footed Shearwater Puffinis careipes, Gulf of Alaska, 21 August 2013. Photo by M. Vaughn. Click on any photo to enlarge.

Other highlights on the 21st included 11 Buller’s Shearwaters, 8 Pink-footed Shearwaters (both ‘rare’ in Alaska), 50 Black-footed Albatross, 250 Northern Fulmars, 200 Sooty Shearwaters, 15 Fork-tailed Storm-Petrels, 4 Sabine’s Gulls, 35 Pomerine and 25 Parasitic Jaegers, 12 Arctic Terns, 40 Rhinocerous Auklets, 1 Cassin’s Auklet, 5 Tufted Puffins, 75 Marbled Murrelets, and 50 Common Murres.

In 2012, our August pelagic on the same route tallied 9 Pink-footed Shearwaters, 1 Buller’s Shearwaters and a MANX SHEARWATER. It will be interesting to see if these waters will continue to produce in future years.

  • Kessel, B., and Gibson, D. D. 1978. Status and distribution of Alaska birds. Studies Avian Biol. 1.

Anna’s Hummingbird and Cedar Waxwing are two species proving to be annual each fall/winter in Homer.

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Except for the fall/winter of 2008-09, Cedar Waxwings have been reported annually in Homer and elsewhere on the Kenai since their first appearance during the fall of 2004. This lone adult was patiently waiting for these mountain ash berries to ripen at Mossy’s Seaside Farm.

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Anna’s Hummingbird Calypte anna, Homer, 17 October 2013.

Anna’s first made an appearance in Homer during the fall of 1998, but since at least 2008 the species has been recorded each fall, often multiple birds. There are currently no fewer than 4, and possibly up to 7 (!) Anna’s Hummingbirds in Homer! This is one of at least two coming in to a feeder in the Baycrest Area.


Aug 26 2013

FLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATER!

Exciting news from the open ocean! I just returned from leading a pelagic trip on the M/V Kennicott with Wilderness Birding Adventures. The goal of the trip is to get off-shore and look for tubenoses, medical healing alcids, cheapest and migrating waterbirds. True pelagic opportunities in Alaska are difficult to find and this trip offers a comfortable and reliable way to get off-shore. Birds like Buller’s Shearwater, Pink-footed Shearwater, Black-footed Albatross and Cassin’s Auklet are regular in Alaskan waters (the last two are common!); however, because there are so few pelagic opportunities, they remain among some of the most difficult birds to see in Alaska. Without a doubt, the highlight of this year’s trip was a very cooperative FLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATER about 25 miles WSW of Icy Bay.

Flesh-footed Shearwater was first reported in Alaskan waters on 21 July 1968 off of Ocean Cape, near Yakutat (Kessel and Gibson 1978). Since then there have been several reports over the years, but none have been substantiated by photo or specimen so the species has officially remained on Alaska’s Unsubstantiated List. If accepted, the Flesh-footed Shearwater becomes the 500th species on the official Alaska list! For the official Alaska Checklist and the Unsubstantiated List click here.

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Flesh-footed Shearwater Puffinis careipes, Gulf of Alaska, 21 August 2013. Photo by M. Vaughn. Click on any photo to enlarge.

Other highlights on the 21st included 11 Buller’s Shearwaters, 8 Pink-footed Shearwaters (both ‘rare’ in Alaska), 50 Black-footed Albatross, 250 Northern Fulmars, 200 Sooty Shearwaters, 15 Fork-tailed Storm-Petrels, 4 Sabine’s Gulls, 35 Pomerine and 25 Parasitic Jaegers, 12 Arctic Terns, 40 Rhinocerous Auklets, 1 Cassin’s Auklet, 5 Tufted Puffins, 75 Marbled Murrelets, and 50 Common Murres.

In 2012, our August pelagic on the same route tallied 9 Pink-footed Shearwaters, 1 Buller’s Shearwaters and a MANX SHEARWATER. It will be interesting to see if these waters will continue to produce in future years.

  • Kessel, B., and Gibson, D. D. 1978. Status and distribution of Alaska birds. Studies Avian Biol. 1.

Aug 13 2013

Common Birds

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Whiskered Auklets Aethia pygmaea, healing Little Tanaga Straight, information pills 19 May 2013.

It’s unlikely that anyone has noticed, but I haven’t updated this website in a couple months. Two reasons account for this: I’ve been out birding too much, and my computer crashed and left me without the ability to work on the site until yesterday. In this time I’ve had a nice month of birding leading tours for Wilderness Birding Adventures to Adak, Nome, Gambell, and the Kenai. In an effort to keep this site at least somewhat up to date I’m posting a photo of one of North America’s most sought after birds and a highlight of my trip to Adak.

I’ll be out birding and fishing for most of the next month and will hopefully have more to post when I get back and have time to sort through all my photos.
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Whiskered Auklets Aethia pygmaea, for sale Little Tanaga Straight, buy 19 May 2013.

It’s unlikely that anyone has noticed, rx but I haven’t updated this website in a couple months. Two reasons account for this: I’ve been out birding too much, and my computer crashed and left me without the ability to work on the site until yesterday. In this time I’ve had a nice month of birding leading tours for Wilderness Birding Adventures to Adak, Nome, Gambell, and the Kenai. In an effort to keep this site at least somewhat up to date I’m posting a photo of one of North America’s most sought after birds and a highlight of my trip to Adak.

I’ll be out birding and fishing for most of the next month and will hopefully have more to post when I get back and have time to sort through all my photos.
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Whiskered Auklets Aethia pygmaea, impotent Little Tanaga Straight, implant 19 May 2013.

It’s unlikely that anyone has noticed, but I haven’t updated this website in a couple months. Two reasons account for this: I’ve been out birding too much, and my computer crashed and left me without the ability to work on the site until yesterday. In this time I’ve had a nice month of birding leading tours for Wilderness Birding Adventures to Adak, Nome, Gambell, and the Kenai. In an effort to keep this site at least somewhat up to date I’m posting a photo of one of North America’s most sought after birds and a highlight of my trip to Adak.

I’ll be out birding and fishing for most of the next month and will hopefully have more to post when I get back and have time to sort through all my photos.
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Whiskered Auklets Aethia pygmaea, recipe Little Tanaga Straight, prostate 19 May 2013.

It’s unlikely that anyone has noticed, abortion but I haven’t updated this website in quite a while. Two reasons account for this: I’ve been out birding too much, and my computer crashed and left me without the ability to work on the site until yesterday. In this time I’ve had a nice month of birding leading tours for Wilderness Birding Adventures to Adak, Nome, Gambell, and the Kenai. In an effort to keep this site at least somewhat up to date I’m posting a photo of one of North America’s most sought after birds and a highlight of our trip to Adak.

I’ll be out birding and fishing for the next few weeks and will hopefully post more when I get back.
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Whiskered Auklets Aethia pygmaea, tuberculosis Little Tanaga Straight, medications 19 May 2013.

It’s unlikely that anyone has noticed, sickness but I haven’t updated this website in quite a while. Two reasons account for this: I’ve been out birding too much, and my computer crashed (it was only five years old) and left me without the ability to work on the site until yesterday. In the last month I’ve had a great time of birding leading tours for Wilderness Birding Adventures to Adak, Nome, Gambell, and the Kenai. In an effort to keep this site at least somewhat up to date I’m posting a photo of one of North America’s most sought after birds and a highlight of our trip to Adak.

I’ll be out birding and fishing for the next few weeks and will hopefully post more when I get back.
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Whiskered Auklets Aethia pygmaea, viagra approved Little Tanaga Straight, pilule 19 May 2013.

It’s unlikely that anyone has noticed, otolaryngologist but I haven’t updated this website in quite a while. Two reasons account for this: I’ve been out birding too much, and my computer crashed (it was only five years old) and left me without the ability to work on the site until yesterday. In the last month I’ve had a great time of birding leading tours for Wilderness Birding Adventures to Adak, Nome, Gambell, and the Kenai. In an effort to keep this site at least somewhat up to date I’m posting a photo of one of North America’s most sought after birds and a highlight of our trip to Adak.

I’ll be out birding and fishing for the next few weeks and will hopefully post more when I get back.
It’s my favorite time of year in Alaska–fall migration. On the Kenai Peninsula, ask August through November are exciting months: shorebirds are flocking up along the coast and passerines are gathering in mixed flocks in the elderberries and alders–anything could happen! Here are two shots of the most common passerines in these mixed flocks. While I enjoy looking for rarities, purchase I never tire of watching common birds.

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Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata lutescens, Homer, 4 August 2013.

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 Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca sinuosa, Homer, 3 August 2013.