Alaska 2010 Day Seven

Friday, June 11, 2010, Led by Ashok Khosla

Photos by Bill Walker

49 Species at 2 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Brant CR
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
Gaviidae (Loons)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Arctic Tern CR KR
Stercorariidae (Skuas and Jaegers)
Laniidae (Shrikes)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Common Raven CR KR
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Phylloscopidae (Leaf-Warblers)
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)
Legend
Council Road, AK = CR
Kougarok Road, AK = KR

49 Species at 2 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Brant CR
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
Gaviidae (Loons)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Stercorariidae (Skuas and Jaegers)
Laniidae (Shrikes)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Phylloscopidae (Leaf-Warblers)
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)
Legend
Council Road, AK = CR
Kougarok Road, AK = KR

Trip Map

Trip Notes

Split up the day for best photographic opportunities; Spent the morning pursuing the Arctic Warbler and Bluethroat; the afternoon outing focused on shorebirds and the fine hospitality of the Safety Checkpoint Roadhouse. Between these excursions we took time to commune with the Northern Shrike nest near Bering Air terminal at the Nome airport. Discovery of the day was Mary's ability to speak Spotted Sandpiper.

Mammals seen: Porcupine, Beaver, Arctic Ground Squirrel on Kougarouk Road; A single Moose on the hillside above the Nome harbor jetty.