Eurasian Collared-Dove

[sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl=http://weblog-media.s3.amazonaws.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/20100528_EUCD_SealingCove.mp3] Download Audio Clip Eurasian Collared-Doves have only been reported in Alaska for a couple of years, and I think last summer was the first time any were reported in Sitka. However, their numbers do seem to be expanding, so it remains to be seen how common this bird becomes and in what seasons. … Read more

Shorebird Sounds

On a recent birding outing, I was able to record some vocal shorebirds, including one of a dozen Black Oystercatchers and a flock of Black Turnstones (with a Dunlin and 8 Rock Sandpipers mixed in, though I’m not sure if their voices can be picked out). Black Oystercatchers [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl=http://weblog-media.s3.amazonaws.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/20100220_BLOY_PortKrestof.mp3] Black Turnstones (with accompanying calls … Read more