Shorebird migration is on
- View SourceAlthough the weather was lousy, I (along with Bob Armstrong for most of way) walked out to the mouth of the Mendenhall yesterday and then back along the dike. A total of 13 shorebird species were observed including: 1 Wilson's phalarope (just outside dike), 1 solitary sandpiper (just outside dike), 13 Hudsonian godwits (river mouth), a flock of 300+ peeps (many of which were semipalmated sandpipers) (most at river mouth although some near dike), and 142 lesser yellowlegs (most along dike). The best shorebird diversity was actually just outside of the dike.There also is a blackpoll warbler being heard and occasionally seen out near the Glacier Visitor Center either near the paved path to the lake outlook or back along Steep Creek (it seems to move a lot).
- View SourceThe Birds of Southeast Alaska checklist 2001 edition
is finally published and available at the Glacier
visitor center and the Juneau Ranger District. The
cost is only $1.50, and its a great pocket-sized,
comprehensive and annotated list. Compiled by Bob
Armstrong w/ help from many of the regions best
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