RFI: Denali Highway through Kenai Peninsula
I'm a college student who has just been working with a field crew on
the Canning River up on the North Slope for the past 5 weeks, and over
the next 10 days a couple friends and I are going to head down to the
Seward area via Denali and Anchorage. We have some birds that we are
interested in seeing, a bit of a long list, but any information on any
of the below species would be hugely appreciated. After the species
name I have put the locations that I've been able to glean from eBird
that seem good. Also, does anyone have the contact information for
Grace Burke? She seems to have seen many species recently down on the
Kenai that would be of great interest to myself and my friends. In
addition to individual species, does anyone have any recommendations
for getting offshore at Seward and cruising the fjords, is there one
service that is more birder friendly or more wallet friendly?
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!
Steller's Eider - perhaps one hanging around somewhere?
White-tailed Ptarmigan - Hirshey Saddle?
Either albatross, Short-tailed Shearwater, and Fork-tailed Storm-
Petrel - Boat trip off of Seward?
Red-faced Cormorant - seemingly easy at Seward
Aleutian Tern - Kenai flats area?
Alcids, namely Pigeon Guillemot, Marbled, Kittlitz's, Ancient
Murrelets, Parakeet Auklet, and both Puffins - boat trip off of Seward?
Boreal Owl - no idea!
Pacific Wren - should be fairly widespread?
Arctic Warbler - somewhere along Denali Highway?
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch - Hirshey Saddle?