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.

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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 (lynnbarber.com) 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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