5887RBA Fairbanks Alaska March 1 2011
- Mar 1, 2011hotline: Fairbanks and Interior Alaska
date: March 1, 2011
number: (907) 451-9213
to report: (907) 451-9213
coverage: Fairbanks and vicinity
transcriber: Ken Russell
Great Gray 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.
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
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