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RBA Fairbanks Alaska January 31 2006

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  • Ken_Russell@fws.gov
    Birds Mentioned: Dark-Eyed Junco Northern Shrike Black-Billed Magpie Boreal Owl Red-Breasted Nuthatch Northern Hawk-Owl hotline: Fairbanks and Interior Alaska
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 31, 2006
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      Birds Mentioned:
      Dark-Eyed Junco
      Northern Shrike
      Black-Billed Magpie
      Boreal Owl
      Red-Breasted Nuthatch
      Northern Hawk-Owl

      hotline: Fairbanks and Interior Alaska
      date: January 31, 2006
      number: (907) 451-9213
      to report: (907) 451-9213
      coverage: Fairbanks and vicinity
      transcriber: Ken Russell
      e_mail: Ken_Russell@...

      Welcome to the Birding Hotline for interior Alaska as of January 31,
      2006.

      A DARK-EYED JUNCO was at the Alaska Bird Observatory feeders
      On January 31.

      A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen in Ester on January 28.Another
      shrike was on Cranberry Ridge on January 27:

      A BLACK-BILLED MAGPIE was seen on McGrath Rd on January 23.

      A RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH was still coming in to a feeder at the
      same residence as of January 22.

      A BOREAL OWL was calling at a residence on Hay Way off of Sheep
      Creek Rd on January 18. Jan. 20: Boreal Owl singing in Cripple Creek
      Subdivision

      The NORTHEN HAWK OWL was seen at the traffic circle on the UAF
      campus on January 14 and 15.

      Upcoming events include:

      The Great Backyard Bird Count will take place from February 17 - 20.
      is a joint project of Audubon and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
      Information is available at: www.birdsource.org/gbbc.

      An Arctic Audubon Society program entitled: Bhutan: Backcountry to
      Birds will be presented on Monday, February 13, at 7:00 pm, at the
      Noel Wien Library.

      A field trip to the Audubon-Riedel Nature Reserve will take place on
      Saturday, February 18 at 10:00 AM. Meet at the Creamer's Field
      Farmhouse to carpool.

      Avian Influenza in Alaska - Who's Getting What, Where, and How,
      is a free public seminar by Dr. Jonathan Runstadler (UAF Institute of
      Arctic Biology). That will be presented at 7 PM on February 21 at the
      ABO Center for Education & Research

      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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