Alaska 2010 Day Five

Wednesday, June 09, 2010, Led by Ashok Khosla

Photos by Bill Walker

53 Species at Council Road, AK

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Gaviidae (Loons)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Gruidae (Cranes)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Stercorariidae (Skuas and Jaegers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Muscicapidae (Old World Flycatchers)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits)
Calcariidae (Longspurs and Snow Buntings)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)

53 Species at Council Road, AK

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Gaviidae (Loons)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Gruidae (Cranes)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Stercorariidae (Skuas and Jaegers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Muscicapidae (Old World Flycatchers)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits)
Calcariidae (Longspurs and Snow Buntings)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)

Trip Map

Trip Notes

Made it all the way out Council Road on our fifth day in Alaska with extended stops at Safety Sound and the railroad to nowhere. Stopped just below Solomon to photograph Yellow Wagtails and an American Kestrel in flight. Gryfalcon nest found as advertised near Milepost 44, but the adult bird afforded only fleeting, distant looks. Luckily, the Wagtails and Wheatear, which we'd seen only partially the day before, were on view.

Mammals: Arctic Ground Squirrel