* Fairbanks and Interior
* October 1, 2005
Northern hawk Owl
Gray-Crowned Rosy Finch
hotline: Fairbanks and Interior Alaska
date: October 1, 2005
number: (907) 451-9213
to report: (907) 451-9213
coverage: Fairbanks and Interior Alaska
compiled: 4:00 PM October 1, 2005
transcriber: Ken Russell
Welcome to the Birding Hotline for interior Alaska as of October
An AMERICAN ROBIN was in a yard at 3.8 miles Chena
Hotsprings Road on October 1.
A flock of SLATE-COLORED JUNCOS was lingering at the federal
building on September 30.
A SHARP-SHINNED HAWK was seen flying over the hay fields
at 3 miles Chena Hotsprings Rd on Friday, September 30.
A NORTHERN HAWK OWL was seen at mile 13 on Chena
Hotsprings Road on September 28. Another NORTHERN
HAWK OWL is still being seen at the hayfields at miles 3.
The following birds were seen at Harding Lake on September 25:
4 COMMON LOONS, 6 TRUMPETER SWANS, and 1
The following birds were reported on September 19: About a
dozen GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES were sighted on Moose
Ridge in Chena Lakes Recreation Area, A BOREAL OWL was singing
on Lancaster drive off of Farmer's Loop, and a PEREGRINE FALCON
was seen hunting pigeons in down town Fairbanks
Upcoming events include:
A program entitled: Eagles of Haines and Interior Alaska, will
be presented by Ron Teel & Bob Ritchie, on Monday, October 10,
7:00 pm, at the Noel Wien Library.
Plan to attend Alaska Bird Observatory annual Open House. From 11
AM to 5 PM on October 15 at the ABO Center for Education &
Research (at Wedgewood Resort). Special programs that day include
Owls of Interior Alaska from Noon - 2 PM. Meet live owls and learn
about these special birds through crafts, activities, and stories.
From 2:30 to 5:00 PM will be an Open House Reception. At 3:00 PM,
Take a leisurely walk on Creamer's Refuge with ABO senior biologist,
Dr. Susan Sharbaugh to learn how plants and animals survive our harsh
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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