KACHEMAK BAY BIRD ALERT INFORMATION: May 2, 2015
Just a few days until the Shorebird Festival which starts May 7th!
Shorebirds are here and more arriving daily plus many other FOS... Seen in the last two days unless otherwise noted.
Mud Bay: SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, WHIMBRELS, WESTERN and LEAST SANDPIPERS, DUNLIN, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS. Also a PEREGRINE FALCON taking a look at that banquet! Previous report of MARBLED GODWITS (4) on the 29th and BONEPARTE GULLS.
Lighthouse Village Platform/Mariner Park Lagoon: SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LESSER YELLOWLEGS.
Mid-Spit (Louie's Lagoon and Green Timbers): SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER.
End of the Spit: SURFBIRDS (61) on outside of the Harbor Jetty, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, BONEPARTE'S GULLS.
Beluga Slough: LEAST SANDPIPERS (36), SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS. Also LAPLAND LONGSPURS in the berm area at the base of the Slough and GREATER WHITE-FRONTED, CACKLING, AND CANADA GEESE.
Out on the Bay: REDNECKED PALAROPES were seen on the 27th with an estimate in the thousands, BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS on Cohen Island also.
On Gull Island on the 28th BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS, SURFBIRDS (50), RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS and HARLEQUIN DUCKS.
Anchor River: SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER.
Anchor Point/Northfork Rd on the 29th: YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, DARK-EYED JUNCO, COMMON REDPOLL, DOWNIE WOODPECKER, HAIRY WOODPECKER, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE, PINE GROSSBEAK, WILSON'S SNIPE.
Seaside Farm ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER on the 2nd. Singing GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW and FOX SPARROWS.
Elsewhere around town a HERMIT THRUSH was heard singing on the 27th way up on Skyline Drive. RED-TAILED HAWKS (2) were seen out on
Fernwood Rd and three were seen the previous week. Also in the Fernwood area on the 2nd VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOWS and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER singing.
Many reports of SANDHILL CRANES in neighborhoods and in slough areas. Large number (~60 or so) were seen at Morning Star Rd (5 miles out East End Rd) this week.
Be sure to report all crane observations especially nesting behaviors to CraneWatch 235-6262 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access to bird sightings/rep
Check the SIGHTINGS BOARD on the Kachemak Bay Birders' website for new postings: viewforum.php?f=2
Or the Kenai Peninsula Birding Website http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/kpbi ... s/messages
Or AKBirding: http://birding.aba.org/maillist/AK01
To submit reports
You can email a report of a bird sighting to email@example.com . The PEEP phone line has been discontinued but it is also possible to report birds by posting on Kachemak Bay Birders' website “Bird Sightings” viewforum.php?f=2
Let us know if you want to receive a copy of these reports by email.
It's a Great Day to Bird!!
Report Kachemak Bay area bird sightings by email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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