KACHEMAK BAY BIRD ALERT INFORMATION: July 19, 2015
Anchor River: reports the last few weeks of FORK-TAILED STORM-PETREL, SOOTY SHEARWATER, BONAPARTE'S GULL, BLACK TURNSTONES (400 seen on the 14th), WHIMBRELS, SPOTTED SANDPIPER, YELLOWLEGS sp., CASPIAN TERNS seen on the 12th, ROCK SANDPIPERS seen a couple days ago. The Kachemak Bay Birder's trip on the 18th saw 29 species for sure plus unsubstantiated sightings of PECTORAL SANDPIPER and BRISTLE-THIGHED CURLEW and some other passerines seen beforehand in the campground areas. Some species not previously mentioned were: SHORT-TAILED SHEARWATER, LEAST SANDPIPER, WESTERN SANDPIPER, SURFBIRD, DOWITCHER sp, PIGEON GUILLEMOT, MARBLED MURRELET, BELTED KINGFISHER, ARCTIC TERN. Such a hotspot!
A RED CROSSBILL was reported out in the Fernwood Rd. area east of town today.
A HAWK OWL was at the Wynn Nature Center on 15th, previously seen on the 10th there. In that area out East Skyline, a dark-phase GYRFALCON was seen on the 2nd.
CASPIAN TERNS also seen at the base of the Spit on the 11th.
On the 4th a breeding plumage RED KNOT was seen at the Fishing Hole. On the 10th RUDDY TURNSTONES (8-10) were seen there. (On the outer beach there by the outlet I believe. Maybe developing into a new hot spot?)
Many reports of hummingbirds in the last two weeks. Even a RUFUS HUMMINGBIRD today at my own dining room window! (east of Miller's Landing) and another Rufous juv. on the 19th in the Fernwood area. One person said she positioned all her flower tubs around a feeder on her deck and had a hummer there within an hour! Wonderful story.
Epperson Knob (up on the Northfork Rd.) reports greater than usual numbers of PINE SISKINS, GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROWS, AMERICAN ROBINS, and some WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, LINCOLN SPARROWS, DARK-EYED JUNCOS and FOX SPARROWS. 16 SANDHILL CRANES often seen together there.
Be sure to report all crane observations, especially colts, to CraneWatch 235-6262 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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
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