birding-aus Alaskan Trip Report

To: "BirdingAus" <>
Subject: birding-aus Alaskan Trip Report
From: "Judith Hoyle" <>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 11:30:51 +1100

This year my husband and I had the opportunity to spend two weeks birding in Alaska between June 4th and June 18th. Although species numbers are not high (a good life list for an Alaskan is 200), the quality of the birding coupled with the natural beauty of the area more than makes up for this.  

Areas visited: Anchorage, Homer, Seward, Kenai Fjord, Tangles Lakes (alpine tundra) and Barrow.

I have just finished a full trip report with details of  'how, when, how much and what was seen where'.  Anyone who would like a copy of the full report can e-mail me direct. 


Judith Hoyle

Species List (143)

Common Loon

Wandering Tattler

Horned lark

Pacific Loon

Red-necked Phalarope

Tree Swallow

Red-throated Loon

Red Phalarope

Violet-green Swallow

Red-necked Grebe

Short-billed Dowitcher

Bank Swallow

Horned Grebe

Long-billed Dowitcher

Cliff Swallow

Sooty Shearwater

Common Snipe

Steller’s Jay

Double-crested Cormorant

Ruddy Turnstone

Gray Jay

Pelagic Cormorant


Black-billed Magpie

Red-faced Cormorant

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Northwestern Crow

Sandhill Crane

Western Sandpiper

Common Raven

Tundra Swan

Least Sandpiper

Black-capped Chickadee

Trumpeter Swan

Baird’s Sandpiper

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Greater White-fronted Goose

Pectoral Sandpiper

Boreal Chickadee

Canada Goose

Pomarine Jaeger

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brandt Goose

Long-tailed Jaeger

Golden-crowned Kinglet


Bonaparte’s Gull

Ruby-crowned Kinglet


Mew Gull

Swainson’s Thrush

Green-winged Teal

Herring Gull

Gray-cheeked Thrush

American Wigeon

Glaucous Gull

Hermit Thrush

Northern Pintail

Thayer’s Gull

Varied Thrush

Northern Shoveler

Glaucous-winged Gull

American Robin

Blue-winged Teal

Black-legged Kittiwake

American Dipper


Arctic Tern

Cassin’s Vireo (Solitary)


Aleutian Tern

Orange-crowned Warbler

Ring-necked Duck

Common Murre

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Greater Scaup

Pigeon Guillemot

Townsend’s Warbler

Lesser Scaup

Marbled Murrelet

Blackpoll Warbler

Common Eider

Kittlitz’s Murrelet

Yellow Warbler

King Eider

Ancient Murrelet

Wilson’s Warbler

Spectacled Eider

Horned Puffin

Northern Waterthrush

Steller’s Eider

Tufted Puffin

Savannah Sparrow

Black Scoter

Bald Eagle

Song Sparrow

White-winged Scoter

Northern Harrier

American Tree Sparrow

Surf Scoter

Red-tailed Hawk

Dark-eyed Junco

Harlequin Duck


White-crowned Sparrow


Gyr Falcon

Golden-crowned Sparrow

Barrow’s Goldeneye

Spruce Grouse

Fox Sparrow

Common Goldeneye

Rock Ptarmigan

Smith’s Longspur


Willow Ptarmigan

Lapland Longspur

Common Merganser

Rock Dove

Snow Bunting

Red-breasted Merganser

Short-eared Owl

Red-winged Blackbird

Black Oystercatcher

Snowy Owl

Rusty Blackbird

Semipalmated Plover

Rufous Hummingbird

Pine Siskin

Lesser Golden Plover

Belted Kingfisher

White-winged Crossbill

Hudsoniam Godwit

Downy Woodpecker

Pine Grosbeak


Three-toed Woodpecker

Common Redpoll

Lesser Yellowlegs

Say’s Phoebe

Hoary Redpoll

Spotted Sandpiper

Alder Flycatcher


<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>
  • birding-aus Alaskan Trip Report, Judith Hoyle <=

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU