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