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RBA Fairbanks Alaska December 1 2008

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    hotline: Fairbanks and Interior Alaska date: December 1, 2008 number: (907) 451-9213 to report: (907) 451-9213 coverage: Fairbanks and vicinity transcriber:
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      hotline: Fairbanks and Interior Alaska
      date: December 1, 2008
      number: (907) 451-9213
      to report: (907) 451-9213
      coverage: Fairbanks and vicinity
      transcriber: Ken Russell

      Birds Mentioned
      Black-Billed Magpie
      Lincoln's Sparrow
      Willow Ptarmigan
      Scaup sp.
      Three-Toed Woodpecker

      Welcome to the Birding Hotline for interior Alaska as of December 1,
      2008.

      A BLACK-BILLED MAGPIE was seen flying over Chena Hot Springs
      Road at about the three mile marker on November 29.

      A LINCOLN'S SPARROW was coming into a feeder on Becker Ridge
      Road on November 27.

      Reports of WILLOW PTARMIGAN continue to come in from all
      over town. Most recently, a flock of 9 birds were seen in the willows
      beside the parking lot of the DOT building at Pickett and Peger roads
      on November 24.

      A flock of 6 SCAUP (unidentified to species) flew over Pioneer Park
      on November 22.

      A female THREE-TOED WOODPECKER was seen at a feeder in the
      Cripple Creek area on November 19.

      Upcoming events include:
      Fairbanks Feeder Count Dates: December 13, March 7
      Count the birds at your feeder on three Saturdays this winter to help
      Monitor resident birds. For details contact ABO.

      A Green Holiday Sale will take place at the Wedgewood Resort on
      Saturday, December 6 from 10 am-5:30 pm. Local environmental
      organizations will sell nature-themed items at the second annual
      Green Holiday Sale. Participating organizations include Arctic
      Audubon Society, Alaska Bird Observatory, Northern Alaska
      Environmental Center, and Friends of Creamer's Field.

      Holiday Open Houses at the Creamer's Field Farm House
      will take place on December 6, 13, and 20th from noon - 4:00.
      You will be able to make holiday ornaments and crafts from
      natural materials.

      Friends of Creamer's field will offer a Winter Solstice Walk on
      December 20th from 1:00 - 3:00. Meet at the farm house visitor
      center. Cookies and hot drinks will be served after the walk.
      If you plan to record a bird sighting, please include the date and place
      where the bird was seen along with your name and phone number.
      If you wish to become a member of the Arctic Audubon Society please
      call Mary Zalar at 479-4547.

      Thanks for calling the birding hotline.

      -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
      Guide to Alaska' by George C. West; American Birding Association;
      2002 ISBN 1-878788-19-1

      Ken Russell and Laurel Devaney
      PO Box 71462
      Fairbanks, Alaska 99707


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