Rio Brazos Audubon Society Meeting: Birding in Alaska

Wednesday, November 10
6:30 pm
Free and open to the public
Brazos Valley Natural History Museum

Birding in Alaska, Summer 2010

Dan and Shirley Wilkerson will present a program on their recent birding trip to Alaska.  Highlights include trips out of Anchorage, Nome and  Barrow within the Arctic Circle. In Anchorage, they sighted Surfbird, Arctic Tern, Varied Thrush, Mew Gull, Bald Eagles. In Nome they encountered Red-throated Loon, Long-tailed Jaeger, Glaucous-winged Gull, Lapland Longspur, Harlequin Duck, Black Turnstone, Eurasian Wigeon, Common Eider, Tundra Swan, Slaty-backed Gull, Black Scoter, Aleutian Tern, Bristle-thighed Curlew, just to name a few.  In Barrow, they saw the fabulous Ruff (in breeding plumage, displaying!), Spectacled Eider, King Eider, Snow Bunting, Snowy Owl, and more.  The pelagic out of Seward was outstanding. Along with fabulous scenery, the area was laden with Sea Otters, Humback Whales, Black-legged Kittiwakes, Ancient Murrelets, Pigeon Guillemots, Tufted Puffins, Red-faced Cormorants, Black Oystercatchers, Kitlitz’s Murrelets, Rhinocerous Auklets, Horned Puffins, Parakeet Auklets, Thick-billed Murre’s, and more!!!