RBA Fairbanks Alaska May 24 2013
- hotline: Fairbanks and Interior Alaska
date: May 24, 2013
number: (907) 451-9213
to report: (907) 451-9213
coverage: Fairbanks and vicinity
transcriber: Ken Russell
American Golden Plover
American Golden Plover
Welcome to the Birding Hotline for Interior Alaska as of May 24, 2013.
A HERMIT THRUSH was singing at the Ester Post Office on May 23.
Also on the 23rd, 4 UPLAND SANDPIPERS were in the fields along the
small plane runway at the airport float ponds.
A BLACKPOLLWARBLER was seen foraging along the nature trail on the
north side of Tanana Lakes off of S. Cushman Street on May 22. Three
STILTSANDPIPERS and an AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER were seen
there the same afternoon. Also on the 22nd, a NORTHERN
WATERTHRUSH was reported at Creamer's Refuge, and 2 UPLAND
SANDPIPERS and 5 WHIMBRELS were at the Airport Float ponds.
The following birds were reported in the Tanana Lakes area on May 21:
GADWALL, RING-NECKED DUCK, LONG-TAILED DUCK,
RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER,
SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, ARCTIC TERN,
and LONG-TAILED JAEGER. Also on the 21st, a SURFBIRD was seen
along Van Horn Road, and 4 SURF SCOTERS were in the Chena River
near the University Avenue Bridge.
The following birds were seen on May 17: The first VARIED THRUSH of the
season and a GYRFALCON were reported in the Cripple Creek area. Ten
AMERICAN GOLDENPLOVERS, a DUNLIN, and 10 LONG-BILLED
DOWITCHERS, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, and WILSON'S
WARBLER were seen at Creamer?s Refuge. Large numbers of various
sparrows also descended throughout the area including: WHITE-CROWNED
SPARROW, GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW, FOX SPARROW,
TREE SPARROW, SAVANNAH SPARROW, LINCOLN'S SPARROW,
and HORNED LARK.
Upcoming events include:
Birding on Saturday Mornings- Local birding experts will lead a
Series of three Saturday morning birding field trips. All trips meet at
8:00 AM at the Creamer's Field Farmhouse parking lot. Bring
binoculars, a snack, and rubber boots if you have them.
Saturday, May 25th Birding by Ear and Songbird Identification
If you?d like to become a member of Arctic Audubon Society, information is
available at their web site: www.arcticaudubon.org .
Thanks for calling the Birding Hot Line.
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
to Alaska by George C. West
Ken Russell and Laurel Devaney
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