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Big Day (Bird Race)

20 July 1998

by Ed Burroughs

Big Day Statistics:


An enjoyable day of birding resulting in fewer species that we anticipated for this route. The Yellow-headed Blackbird was only the second local record for the Anchorage area, the previous one having been reported in 1980.

Species list:

Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Canada Goose
Green-winged Teal
American Wigeon
Scaup, sp.
Harlequin Duck
White-winged Scoter
Common Goldeneye
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Buteo, sp.
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Spotted Sandpiper
Hudsonian Godwit
Western Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Bonaparte's Gull
Mew Gull
Herring Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Black-legged Kittiwake
Arctic Tern
Pigeon Guillemot
Marbled Murrelet
Belted Kingfisher
Hairy Woodpecker
Three-toed Woodpecker
Alder Flycatcher
Violet-green Swallow
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Gray Jay
Steller's Jay
Black-billed Magpie
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Black-capped Chickadee
Boreal Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Varied Thrush
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird
White-winged Crossbill
Common Redpoll
Pine Siskin

Ed & Carol Burroughs

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