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    - RBA * Alaska * Fairbanks and Interior * December 31, 2012 * AKFA1212.31 Birds Mentioned Song Sparrow Great gray Owl Sharp-Tailed Grouse Barrow s Goldeneye
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      - RBA
      * Alaska
      * Fairbanks and Interior
      * December 31, 2012
      * AKFA1212.31


      Birds Mentioned
      Song Sparrow
      Great gray Owl
      Sharp-Tailed Grouse
      Barrow's Goldeneye
      Common Goldeneye
      Black-Billed Magpie
      Three-toed woodpecker
      Red-Breasted Nuthatch
      Northern Goshawk
      Great-Horned Owl
      Slate-Colored Junco
      Willow Ptarmigan

      _ transcript

      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
      e_mail: Ken_Russell@...


      Welcome to the Birding Hotline for interior Alaska as of December 31,
      2012.

      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
      section.

      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
      the airport.

      A total of 11 BLACK-BILLED MAGPIES were seen in three different
      sections.

      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
      PTARMIGAN.

      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:
      http://www.arcticaudubon.org/

      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.

      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, Alaska


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      Ken Russell
      Fairbanks Fish and Wildlife Field Office
      101 12th Ave., Room 110
      Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
      Phone 907-455-1870
      Cell 907-378-4472
      Fax 907-456-0208
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