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RBA Fairbanks Alaska May 24 2013

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  • Russell, Ken
    hotline: Fairbanks and Interior Alaska date: May 24, 2013 number: (907) 451-9213 to report: (907) 451-9213 coverage: Fairbanks and vicinity transcriber: Ken
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      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

      Birds Mentioned:
      Hermit Thrush
      Upland Sandpiper
      Stilt Sandpiper
      Blackpoll Warbler
      American Golden Plover
      Northern Waterthrush
      Upland Sandpiper
      Whimbrel
      Surf Scoter
      Gadwall
      Ring-Necked Duck
      Long-Tailed Duck
      Red-Breasted Merganser
      Black-Bellied Plover
      Semi-Palmated Plover
      Hudsonian Godwit
      Arctic Tern
      Long-Tailed Jaeger
      Surfbird
      Varied Thrush
      Gyrfalcon
      American Golden Plover
      Dunlin
      Long-Billed Dowitcher
      Orange-Crowned Warbler
      Wilson's Warbler
      White-Crowned Sparrow
      Fox Sparrow
      Golden-Crowned Sparrow
      Tree Sparrow
      Savannah Sparrow
      Lincoln's Sparrow
      Horned Lark

      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.

      -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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