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5887RBA Fairbanks Alaska March 1 2011

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  • Ken_Russell@fws.gov
    Mar 1, 2011
      hotline: Fairbanks and Interior Alaska
      date: March 1, 2011
      number: (907) 451-9213
      to report: (907) 451-9213
      coverage: Fairbanks and vicinity
      transcriber: Ken Russell

      Birds Mentioned
      Great-Horned Owl
      White-Winged Crossbills
      Bald Eagle
      Great Gray Owl
      Short-Eared Owl

      Welcome to the Birding Hotline for Interior Alaska as of March 1,

      Spring is in the air (for the birds at any rate) and GREAT-HORNED
      OWLS are courting and beginning to nest.

      Two GREAT GRAY OWLS were reported from the Delta area over the
      weekend. One was seen on Tanana Loop Rd and the second was
      seen in the ag fields along Barley Way. A SHORT-EARED OWL was also
      seen along Barley Way.

      WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS, another early nester, are being seen
      and heard in large numbers all over the area.

      A BALD EAGLE was seen flying along the Chena River near the Cushman
      Street Bridge on February 28.

      Upcoming events include:
      Tracking the wind birds'migration of Alaska's shorebirds: Features
      Audubon Alaska Director. This program will take place on Monday,
      March 14, 7 pm, at the Noel Wien Library Auditorium

      The program: Birding Along the Dalton Highway, will take place
      Monday, March 21, 7 9:00 pm. at the Alaska Bird Observatory. This
      photo tour of birding along the Dalton Highway will be presented by
      Jeff Walters, ABO Biologist Dave Shaw, and other photographers.

      If you'd like to become a member of Arctic Audubon Society, information
      is available at their web site: www.arcticaudubon.org .

      Thanks for calling the Birding Hot Line.

      -End Transcript

      Visit Arctic Audubon Society's website: http://www.arcticaudubon.org/.
      Site includes information on birding locations in Interior Alaska as well
      as a calendar of Arctic Audubon programs.

      Also visit Alaska Bird Observatory's website: http://www.alaskabird.org/

      Directions to the sites mentioned in the report can found in A Birder's
      to Alaska by George C. West; American Birding Association

      Ken Russell and Laurel Devaney
      Fairbanks, Alaska

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