June 21 – Anchorage to Delta Junction

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.

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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.

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272 species so far

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