Fairbanks CBC summary
- - RBA
* Fairbanks and Interior
* December 31, 2012
Great gray Owl
hotline: Fairbanks and Interior Alaska
date: December 31, 2012
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 31,
It was a balmy Christmas Bird Count compared to past weeks. Local
teams found a total of 24 species of birds in the waters, woods, and
fields of Fairbanks. Highlights include the following:
By far the oddest sighting and a new bird for the Fairbanks CBC was a
SONG SPARROW seen at a feeder in Ester.
The least common Interior resident seen was a GREAT-GRAY OWL
found in the Goldstream area. Another often missed species, SHARP-
TAILED GROUSE, was located on Creamer's Refuge.
A THREE-TOED WOODPECKER was seen in the University of Alaska
Both COMMON and BARROW'S GOLDENEYES were seen in the open
water of the Chena River. The Fairbanks South section also recorded the
only NORTHERN GOSHAWK found along the Tanana River levee near
A total of 11 BLACK-BILLED MAGPIES were seen in three different
Three RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH were seen in the UAF section.
Bird noted during count week included a GREAT-HORNED OWL on
Creamer's refuge, a SLATE-COLORED JUNCO and WILLOW
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 visit Arctic Audubon Society's website:
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.
Directions to the sites mentioned in the report can found in A Birder's
Guide to Alaska by George C. West
Ken Russell and Laurel Devaney
Fairbanks Fish and Wildlife Field Office
101 12th Ave., Room 110
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701