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RBA Fairbanks Alaska August 31 2012

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  • Ken_Russell@fws.gov
    hotline: Fairbanks and Interior Alaska date: August 31, 2012 number: (907) 451-9213 to report: (907) 451-9213 coverage: Fairbanks and vicinity transcriber: Ken
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 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

      Birds Mentioned:
      Sharp-shinned Hawk
      Osprey
      Canada Geese
      Sandhill Cranes
      Trumpeter Swan
      Red-necked Grebe


      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.


      Upcoming events:
      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.

      -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.


      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
      Fairbanks, Alaska
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