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  • rknight@preferred.com
    - RBA * Alaska * St. Paul Island, Pribilofs * July 31, 2005 * AKSPI 3107.05 Hello Birders, this is the St. Paul Island rare bird alert for the week of July
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      - RBA
      * Alaska
      * St. Paul Island, Pribilofs
      * July 31, 2005
      * AKSPI 3107.05


      Hello Birders, this is the St. Paul Island rare bird alert for the week of
      July 25-31, 2005 sponsored by St. Paul Island Tour. The following sequence of
      sightings is in taxonomic order; an asterisk denotes a species of less than
      annual occurrence or one of particular note.

      Birds Mentioned:

      *Steller’s Eider
      King Eider
      Short-tailed Shearwater
      Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel
      Pacific Golden-Plover
      Wandering Tattler
      *GRAY-TAILED TATTLER
      Ruddy Turnstone
      *Red-necked Stint
      *Wilson’s Snipe
      Red Phalarope
      Long-tailed Jaeger
      Herring Gull (smithsonianus)
      Slaty-backed Gull
      *Common Raven


      WATERFOWL
      Two female Steller’s Eiders were seen in the Salt Lagoon on the 27th. One or
      two female King Eiders were seen in the harbor all week.

      SEABIRDS
      Small numbers of Short-tailed Shearwaters occurred at Northeast Point on the
      28th and 31st. A Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel was seen on the 25th at Reef. An
      adult Long-tailed Jaeger was spotted at Polovina Lake on the 28th. A first-
      year Herring Gull (smithsonianus) was noted at Pumphouse Lake on the 29th,
      while a second-year bird was seen twice this week at Zapadni Beach and East
      Landing. A third-year Slaty-backed Gull was seen at Pumphouse Lake on the
      25th and 29th.

      SHOREBIRDS
      Two Pacific Golden-Plovers were found at the Salt Lagoon on the 31st, with
      four more seen at Novastoshna that day. One to four Wandering Tattlers were
      seen daily at various sites on the island this week. GRAY-TAILED TATTLERS were
      seen daily at the Salt Lagoon, with numbers increasing to eight on the 29th.
      The number of Ruddy Turnstones continued to grow, reaching 1500+. An adult
      Red-necked Stint, still in alternate plumage, was spotted at the Salt Lagoon
      on the 31st. A Wilson’s Snipe was flushed from the Tonki Point wetlands on
      the 25th. Small numbers of Red Phalaropes were seen all week.

      LANDBIRDS & PASSERINES
      One or two Common Ravens were seen at various sites around the island this
      week.


      Regularly occurring species now present on the island:
      Northern Pintail
      Green-winged (and Common) Teal --- all now in eclipse plumage
      Harlequin Duck
      Long-tailed Duck
      Northern Fulmar
      Red-faced Cormorant
      Pelagic Cormorant
      Semipalmated Plover
      Least Sandpiper
      Rock Sandpiper (ssp. ptilocnemis)
      Red-necked Phalarope
      Glaucous-winged Gull
      Black-legged Kittiwake
      Red-legged Kittiwake
      Common Murre
      Thick-billed Murre
      Ancient Murrelet
      Parakeet Auklet
      Least Auklet
      Crested Auklet
      Horned Puffin
      Tufted Puffin
      Winter Wren (ssp. alascensis)
      Lapland Longspur
      Snow Bunting
      Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (ssp. umbrina)

      For tour information or to make travel arrangements visit our website
      http:www.alaskabirding.com or call 1-877-424-5637. This is Rick Knight
      (rknight@...), Dylan Radin, and Brandon Percival, the 2005 St. Paul
      Island Tour guides, wishing you good birding.


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    • rknight@preferred.com
      - RBA * Alaska * St. Paul Island, Pribilofs * Aug. 14, 2005 * AKSPI 1408.05 Hello Birders, this is the St. Paul Island rare bird alert for the week of Aug.
      Message 2 of 10 , Aug 15, 2005
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        - RBA
        * Alaska
        * St. Paul Island, Pribilofs
        * Aug. 14, 2005
        * AKSPI 1408.05


        Hello Birders, this is the St. Paul Island rare bird alert for the week of
        Aug. 8-14, 2005 sponsored by St. Paul Island Tour. The following sequence of
        sightings is in taxonomic order; an asterisk denotes a species of less than
        annual occurrence or one of particular note.

        Birds Mentioned:

        *Steller’s Eider
        King Eider
        White-winged Scoter
        *Yellow-billed Loon
        Short-tailed Shearwater
        Pacific Golden-Plover
        Wandering Tattler
        *GRAY-TAILED TATTLER
        *Whimbrel (variegatus)
        Ruddy Turnstone
        *Sanderling
        Western Sandpiper
        *Red-necked Stint
        *LONG-TOED STINT
        Baird’s Sandpiper
        Red Phalarope
        Herring Gull (smithsonianus)
        Slaty-backed Gull
        *Common Raven
        American Pipit
        Savannah Sparrow
        Common Redpoll


        WATERFOWL
        A female Steller’s Eider reappeared in the Salt Lagoon on the 10th. Two
        female King Eiders lingered in the harbor all week. Four White-winged Scoters
        were seen again on Aug 11th at Webster Seawatch.

        SEABIRDS
        A basic-plumaged Yellow-billed Loon was spotted at Marunich on the 9th and
        13th. Small numbers of Short-tailed Shearwaters were seen this week. A first-
        year Herring Gull (smithsonianus) was noted on the 10th at Rocky Lake and on
        the 14th at the Salt Lagoon. A third-year Slaty-backed Gull was seen
        periodically all week at Rocky Lake.

        SHOREBIRDS
        Pacific Golden Plovers were seen from the 12th – 14th, with a max of 16 at
        three sites on the latter date. Two to four Wandering Tattlers were seen
        daily at various sites on the island. One to three GRAY-TAILED TATTLERS were
        seen daily at the Salt Lagoon, with another seen at Antone Slough on the 9th.
        A white-rumped Whimbrel (ssp. variegatus) was seen in the crowberry flats near
        High Bluffs on the 8th and 10th. Ruddy Turnstone numbers dipped slightly to
        1000+. A juvenile Sanderling was seen at the Salt Lagoon on the 13th.
        Western Sandpipers were seen daily at the Salt Lagoon and/or Pumphouse Lake,
        with a max of nine on the 13th. An adult Red-necked Stint, still in alternate
        plumage, lingered at the Salt Lagoon through the 14th, while a juvenile was
        noted there on the 13th. A LONG-TOED STINT appeared briefly at the harbor on
        the 13th. A Baird’s Sandpiper was last seen at Pumphouse Lake on the 10th.
        Small numbers of Red Phalaropes were seen all week.

        LANDBIRDS & PASSERINES
        Two Common Ravens were seen around the island all week. An American Pipit
        flew over Black Diamond Hill and a Savannah Sparrow was seen at the Salt
        Lagoon, both on the 14th. Small numbers of Common Redpolls were seen on the
        9th-11th.


        Regularly occurring species now present on the island:
        Northern Pintail
        Green-winged (and Common) Teal --- all now in eclipse plumage
        Harlequin Duck
        Long-tailed Duck
        Northern Fulmar
        Red-faced Cormorant
        Pelagic Cormorant
        Semipalmated Plover
        Least Sandpiper
        Rock Sandpiper (ssp. ptilocnemis)
        Red-necked Phalarope
        Glaucous-winged Gull
        Black-legged Kittiwake
        Red-legged Kittiwake
        Common Murre
        Thick-billed Murre
        Parakeet Auklet – most have departed
        Least Auklet – most have departed
        Crested Auklet – most have departed
        Horned Puffin
        Tufted Puffin
        Winter Wren (ssp. alascensis)
        Lapland Longspur
        Snow Bunting
        Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (ssp. umbrina)

        For tour information or to make travel arrangements visit our website
        http:www.alaskabirding.com or call 1-877-424-5637. This is Rick Knight
        (rknight@...), Dylan Radin, and Brandon Percival, the 2005 St. Paul
        Island Tour guides, wishing you good birding.


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