Category Archives: birding

Cooperative Creeper

After getting the report of a Virginia Rail at Swan Lake, I decided to take Connor and Rowan down there to look around.  We had the lake mostly to ourselvesas we walked to the upper end to check out the … Continue reading

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Birding (last day for warblers?)

A couple of days ago Lynn emailed me about coming to Sitka in hopes of catching the Cape May Warbler that I first reported last  Wednesday. She had been up in Barrow hoping for an Ivory Gull, and was only able to … Continue reading

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Cape May Warbler

As the calendar changed, so too did our uncharacteristically sunny weather change to a more typical fall pattern. The record breaking dry October (under 5 inches for the month vs. a normal of 13 inches), was replaced by overcast and … Continue reading

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Afternoon Birding with Visitors

Four folks (Brad, Pat, Bob, and Eric) from Anchorage came to town to see the Tropical Kingbird. They found it successfully this morning, and I ended up running in to them at Swan Lake when they stopped by to see … Continue reading

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Alarming Juncos and Tropical Kingbird Confirmed

I was busy this morning and was not able to get out and look for the kingbird. However, Lucy P. let me know she had found it around 9:30 this morning in the same neighborhood where it had been before. … Continue reading

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Wandering Tattler, Western Toad

It’s the views that makes all the blood, sweat, and tears of hiking Sitka mountains worth it. I’ve been pretty focused on getting through pictures from summer 2012 in an attempt to see if I made my 1000 species goal … Continue reading

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