It was a drive of 330 miles heading north and east of Anchorage done with numerous stops in exactly 8 hours. Along the way I mainly stopped at bogs, seeing Lesser Yellowlegs, Barrow’s Goldeneyes and various other ducks, thrushes, sparrows.
After I checked in to my motel I drove out the Alaska Highway toward Tok to Sawmill Creek Road and then Barley Road heading back toward Delta Junction – another 50 miles or so for the day total. My main goal birds, Upland Sandpipers, were nowhere to be seen, so I will try again tomorrow. Alder Flycatchers were plentiful as were White-crowned Sparrows. I saw numerous American Kestrels, including a nearly grown fledgling. There also was a small flock of Sandhill Cranes in the distance.
272 species so far