GBBC – Alcids

It was a good day for alcids out on the water yesterday. There was little wind, and the islands did a good job of blocking the swell, so conditions were good for viewing. Highlights included a Pigeon Guillemot back in its summer blacks, a couple of early Rhinoceros Auklets, a Horned Puffin, bunches of Marbled Murrelets, and over 1000 Common Murres (with some already back in their summer dress). There were quite a few murres in Krestof Sound and other locations, but the vast majority observed were in Nakwasina Sound.

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I am an aspiring naturalist who seeks to learn all that I can about the more-than-human aspects of this place that is my home.
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2 Responses to GBBC – Alcids

  1. julien says:

    cool!!!! can’t wait to be there..thanks again for the blog….allows me to “keep in touch” with Sitka’s wildlife events and landscapes!
    as I told Paul, I have much work and will probably have to delay my arrival in Sitka…and might arrive a week later if I’m not finished with the paintings I have to do. Will probably arrive around the 23 of this month (and not the 15th)….hope I won’t be too late for the herrings arrival!

  2. matt goff says:

    Thanks! Seems like there’s a good chance you’ll be okay for herring – they usually spawn over at least a couple of weeks, and it’s not unusual for them to go into the first week of April.

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