RBA Fairbanks Alaska August 31 2012
hotline: Fairbanks and Interior Alaska
date: August 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 August 31, 2012.
The number of SANDHILL CRANES at Creamer's refuge have dropped
slightly to 302 on August 29. However, numbers of migrating CANADA
GEESE and DUCKS are rising. It's a spectacular show.
A SHARP-SHINNED HAWK has been hunting birds coming into feeders
at 4 miles Chena Hotsprings Road this week.
An OSPREY has been seen over downtown Fairbanks this week. Also this
week, TRUMPETER SWANS, RED-NECKED GREBES and ducks have
been at Wander lake.
On September 3, you can join ABO & award-winning ornithologist, wildlife
biologist, and author, John Robinson, on a walk to ABO's bird banding station
at Creamer's Field! Meet at the Creamer's Farmhouse parking lot at 8:30
AM. Binoculars will be available and snacks will be provided. For more
information, call ABO at 451-7159.
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.
Also visit Alaska Bird Observatory's website: http://www.alaskabird.org/
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