August 22 – Gulf of Alaska Trip – Juneau Portion

Eight of us birded the Juneau area today, going to Brotherhood Bridge and the Mendenhall Wetlands dike trail in the morning.


Birds seen and photographed included Song and Fox Sparrows and Yellow-rumped Warblers at the first site and Long-billed Dowitchers, Brown Creeper and Bald Eagle at the second. The full list will eventually appear on eBird.

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In the afternoon we went to Eagle Beach where in addition to the birds photographed (Thayer’s and California Gulls) there were Glaucous-winged, Glaucous (1), Mew and Bonaparte’s Gulls, as well as distant Surf Scoters and Common Mergansers.

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Along the road in the Auke Bay area we had a little family group of Red-breasted Sapsuckers .

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We added Vaux’s Swift (not photographed) to the trip list out past the Community Garden, and in the “dredge pond area” we saw an Olive-sided Flycatcher as well as two Western Wood-Pewees (not photographed).

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For the next two days we will be mostly on the ferry and I will not be able to work on my blog posts, but I hope that I will be able to update things on Friday the 26th. It is possible that I will be able to update my year list on my web site ( using my phone at some time before that, and if so, I will do so.

290 species so far

2 thoughts on “August 22 – Gulf of Alaska Trip – Juneau Portion

  1. Ann Gilmore August 23, 2016 / 11:53 am

    Very much enjoying your blogs and we send greetings to Lena. I especially love the Fox Sparrows, always have. We’ve spent part of the day watching Ospreys.


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