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2 Mar RE: possible early arrival of Rufous this year? ["Gwen Baluss gwenbaluss AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" ]
1 Mar Re: possible early arrival of Rufous this year? ["Amy Clark Courtney avianblue15 AT hotmail.com [Eaglechat]" ]
01 Mar possible early arrival of Rufous this year? ["srshaw AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" ]
23 Feb Re: Fwd: [BIRDCHAT] Pacific Wren - Winter Wren ["Beth Peluso bpeluso AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" ]
21 Feb Fwd: [BIRDCHAT] Pacific Wren - Winter Wren ["Joyanne Hamilton innoko_bird AT mac.com [Eaglechat]" ]
21 Feb Re: Owls ["Pat Bock pbkritters AT hotmail.com [Eaglechat]" ]
22 Feb Owls ["brderting AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" ]
21 Feb Re: signs of spring ["LLamm llammak AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" ]
21 Feb signs of spring ["Gwen Baluss gwenbaluss AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" ]
20 Feb Ketchikan - Business Trip with Birding ["'Keith Confer' kconfer12 AT gmail.com [Eaglechat]" ]
16 Feb Contaminants a suspect in the mystery of the chickadee beak deformities | Alaska Dispatch News ["Julie Coghill photoalaska AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" ]
14 Feb Summer bird job, Tongass National Forest ["Gwen Baluss gwenbaluss AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" ]
14 Feb Summer bird job, Tongass National Forest ["Gwen Baluss gwenbaluss AT yahoo.com [AKBirding]" ]
12 Feb Don't Miss the Tern Migration Talk Tonight ["Gwen Baluss gwenbaluss AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" ]
9 Feb Fwd: [naturepoem] (2346) The God of Ornithology - Rogers ["Deb Rudis akwildlife AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" ]
9 Feb Herbert River Trail ["Deb Rudis akwildlife AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" ]
7 Feb Update: Anna's hummingbird near Tee Harbor (Juneau) [1 Attachment] ["Richard Wood ah AT GCI.NET [Eaglechat]" ]
03 Feb Birding opps end of February in Juneau? ["Joyanne Hamilton innoko_bird AT mac.com [Eaglechat]" ]
1 Feb Gulls v Crow ["Julie Coghill photoalaska AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" ]
31 Jan Swans ["Amy Clark Courtney avianblue15 AT hotmail.com [Eaglechat]" ]
31 Jan our first robin of the year ["srshaw AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" ]
31 Jan our first robin of the year ["srshaw AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" ]
24 Jan Re: Raptors at the wetlands ["Schempf Family schempf AT alaska.net [Eaglechat]" ]
24 Jan Raptors at the wetlands ["jthedinga AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" ]
23 Jan Buntings and blackbirds at the wetlands ["LLamm llammak AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" ]
23 Jan Wednesday tides [2 Attachments] ["Schempf Family schempf AT alaska.net [Eaglechat]" ]
20 Jan High tides and buteos [2 Attachments] ["Schempf Family schempf AT alaska.net [Eaglechat]" ]
19 Jan Decorah Eagles, Ustream.TV: We are all looking forward to the 2015 nesting season. Raptor Resource Project thanks all of you who donated in 2014. For thos... ["Pat Bock pbkritters AT hotmail.com [Eaglechat]" ]
19 Jan Re: Douglas waterfront - Monday ["Pat Bock pbkritters AT hotmail.com [Eaglechat]" ]
19 Jan Douglas waterfront - Monday ["Deanna Mac Phail deanna.macphail AT gmail.com [Eaglechat]" ]
18 Jan Anna's hummingbird near Tee Harbor (Juneau) ["ah AT GCI.NET [Eaglechat]" ]
15 Jan Dipper up MT Ck ["Deb Rudis akwildlife AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" ]
10 Jan No luck for me on LEOW this am ["Deb Rudis akwildlife AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" ]
9 Jan RE: Flock of varied thrush at Auke rec ["Jason Jones jaso_jo AT hotmail.com [Eaglechat]" ]
09 Jan Flock of varied thrush at Auke rec ["bewright AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" ]
7 Jan winter hummingbird ["Deanna Mac Phail deanna.macphail AT gmail.com [Eaglechat]" ]
7 Jan Many magpies ["Gwen Baluss gwenbaluss AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" ]
06 Jan Anna's hummingbird near Tee Harbor - pics ["ah AT GCI.NET [Eaglechat]" ]
6 Jan Re: dearth of birds ["Julie Coghill photoalaska AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" ]
6 Jan dearth of birds ["Deanna Mac Phail deanna.macphail AT gmail.com [Eaglechat]" ]
5 Jan Wood Duck in Sitka ["Matt Goff goff AT nawwal.org [Eaglechat]" ]
5 Jan Wood Duck in Sitka ["Matt Goff goff AT nawwal.org [AKBirding]" ]
05 Jan Anna's hummingbird near Tee harbor ["ah AT GCI.NET [Eaglechat]" ]
5 Jan saw-whet owls this eve ["Gwen Baluss gwenbaluss AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" ]
2 Jan JNU golf course ["Deb Rudis akwildlife AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" ]
1 Jan Great-horned owl ["Deb Rudis akwildlife AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" ]
31 Dec Huge New Year's Pine Siskin Party ["Gwen Baluss gwenbaluss AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" ]
28 Dec At Homer Christmas bird count, an unexpected gift from nature | Alaska Dispatch ["Julie Coghill photoalaska AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" ]
27 Dec wagtail like bird at wetlands ["triciaorush AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" ]
26 Dec Orange-crowned warbler ["LLamm llammak AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" ]
26 Dec Capital City Weekly ["Julie Coghill photoalaska AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" ]
26 Dec Fwd: [naturepoem] (2314) Birds of Passage - Longfellow ["Deb Rudis akwildlife AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" ]
24 Dec RE: BBMAs ["Amy Clark Courtney avianblue15 AT hotmail.com [Eaglechat]" ]
24 Dec BBMAs ["Deanna Mac Phail deanna.macphail AT gmail.com [Eaglechat]" ]
24 Dec Re: Rusty blackbirds in JNU [1 Attachment] ["Gwen Baluss gwenbaluss AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" ]
23 Dec Rusty blackbirds in JNU ["Deb Rudis akwildlife AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" ]
23 Dec Tuesday ["Deanna Mac Phail deanna.macphail AT gmail.com [Eaglechat]" ]
23 Dec 360 North ["Deanna Mac Phail deanna.macphail AT gmail.com [Eaglechat]" ]
22 Dec Anna's hummingbird ["ah AT GCI.NET [Eaglechat]" ]
17 Dec CA summer job ["Deb Rudis akwildlife AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" ]
15 Dec LEOW ["Deanna Mac Phail deanna.macphail AT gmail.com [Eaglechat]" ]
15 Dec Long-eared Owl ["Deanna Mac Phail deanna.macphail AT gmail.com [Eaglechat]" ]
9 Dec Re: Fwd: [AZNMbirds] CBC reminder for eBirders who CBC ["Amy Clark Courtney avianblue15 AT hotmail.com [Eaglechat]" ]
9 Dec Fwd: [AZNMbirds] CBC reminder for eBirders who CBC ["Deanna Mac Phail deanna.macphail AT gmail.com [Eaglechat]" ]
08 Dec Juneau Christmas Bird Count ["Mark Schwan aukebay AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" ]
29 Nov red phase (?) Western Screech-Owl ["Matt Goff goff AT nawwal.org [Eaglechat]" ]
29 Nov red phase (?) Western Screech-Owl ["Matt Goff goff AT nawwal.org [AKBirding]" ]
29 Nov Spotted sandpiper ["LLamm llammak AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" ]
27 Nov Happy Thanksgiving All! ... and a really easy citizen science opportunity ["Gwen Baluss gwenbaluss AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" ]
22 Nov Fwd: Win a free birding trip to Fl, TX, or NJ ["Deb Rudis akwildlife AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" ]
22 Nov IBird app on sale ["Deb Rudis akwildlife AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" ]
18 Nov Anna's ["Deanna Mac Phail deanna.macphail AT gmail.com [Eaglechat]" ]
15 Nov Re: Western meadowlark ["Julie Coghill photoalaska AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" ]
15 Nov Western meadowlark ["LLamm llammak AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" ]
15 Nov Yellow bird, dike trail ["Julie Coghill photoalaska AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" ]
7 Nov Sabine's Gull/Red Phalaropes ["Matt Goff goff AT nawwal.org [Eaglechat]" ]

Subject: RE: possible early arrival of Rufous this year?
From: "Gwen Baluss gwenbaluss AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 18:26:38 +0000 (UTC)
   
Thanks for mentioning the Journey North site-- its great! It could indeed be 
an early hummer year; we already have multiple Juneau sapsucker arrivals. Word 
of caution, I  inquired about a couple early AK sightings last year and those 
could have in fact been Anna's hummers. Many folks in the north assume, 
reasonably, that any hummer is a rufous, but we know now that's changing. If 
the observer comments that the bird is a male then its likely it was really 
a RUHU. The earliest record for Juneau that I know of is March 30 (Gus Van 
Vliet). Ebird shows birds trickling in small numbers from 3/30 to 4/15 then 
picking up  after that.  

  

     From: "srshaw AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" 
 To: Eaglechat AT yahoogroups.com 
 Sent: Sunday, March 1, 2015 5:36 PM
 Subject: [Eaglechat] possible early arrival of Rufous this year?
   
   Ive been monitoring the Journey North website that allows people to enter 
first sightings of Rufous on their migration.  There have been several entries 
for Oregon and Washington already, many people noting its the earliest they've 
seen them at their feeders.  I corresponded with a Fish & Game person that is 
a birder and he feels we might see Rufous as early as mid-march this year, Im 
assuming weather dependent.  I sure hope they dont show up too early as the 
weather can always take a turn this time of year.  Ive gone ahead and put my 
feeder out just in case.  The most recent observation was a Rufous in Port 
Orchard, WA as well as several other reports.  If anyone is interested, its a 
fun website.  Hummingbird Migration Sightings Report This Season 

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| | | | Hummingbird Migration Sightings Report This Season Hummingbird 
Sightings Spring, 2015       | | 

|      View on learner.org      |    Preview by Yahoo    |
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Subject: Re: possible early arrival of Rufous this year?
From: "Amy Clark Courtney avianblue15 AT hotmail.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 17:56:47 -0900
Thank you for sharing! I think I'll post a link to this website on the Juneau 
Audubon Society Facebook page. 

Amy Courtney 

Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 1, 2015, at 5:36 PM, "srshaw AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" 
 wrote: 

> 
> Ive been monitoring the Journey North website that allows people to enter 
first sightings of Rufous on their migration. There have been several entries 
for Oregon and Washington already, many people noting its the earliest they've 
seen them at their feeders. I corresponded with a Fish & Game person that is a 
birder and he feels we might see Rufous as early as mid-march this year, Im 
assuming weather dependent. I sure hope they dont show up too early as the 
weather can always take a turn this time of year. Ive gone ahead and put my 
feeder out just in case. The most recent observation was a Rufous in Port 
Orchard, WA as well as several other reports. If anyone is interested, its a 
fun website. Hummingbird Migration Sightings Report This Season 

> 
>    
> Hummingbird Migration Sightings Report This Season
> Hummingbird Sightings Spring, 2015      
> View on learner.org
> Preview by Yahoo
>  
> 
> 
Subject: possible early arrival of Rufous this year?
From: "srshaw AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 01 Mar 2015 18:36:33 -0800
 Ive been monitoring the Journey North website that allows people to enter 
first sightings of Rufous on their migration. There have been several entries 
for Oregon and Washington already, many people noting its the earliest they've 
seen them at their feeders. I corresponded with a Fish & Game person that is a 
birder and he feels we might see Rufous as early as mid-march this year, Im 
assuming weather dependent. I sure hope they dont show up too early as the 
weather can always take a turn this time of year. Ive gone ahead and put my 
feeder out just in case. The most recent observation was a Rufous in Port 
Orchard, WA as well as several other reports. If anyone is interested, its a 
fun website. Hummingbird Migration Sightings Report This Season 
http://learner.org/jnorth/humm/DataReported.html 

 
 
 http://learner.org/jnorth/humm/DataReported.html 
 
 Hummingbird Migration Sightings Report This Season 
http://learner.org/jnorth/humm/DataReported.html Hummingbird Sightings Spring, 
2015 

 
 
 
 View on learner.org http://learner.org/jnorth/humm/DataReported.html 
 Preview by Yahoo 
 
 
  
Subject: Re: Fwd: [BIRDCHAT] Pacific Wren - Winter Wren
From: "Beth Peluso bpeluso AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 18:03:19 +0000 (UTC)
Hi Kathy,I don't know if anyone responded yet, but Winter Wren was split into 2 
species, Pacific Wren and Winter Wren in 2010. This link has a range map 
http://www.sibleyguides.com/2010/08/new-draft-range-maps-for-winter-wren/, and 
you'll see that yes, AK and Washington state birds are Pacific Wren. 


Beth PelusoAudubon Alaska  
 From: "Joyanne Hamilton innoko_bird AT mac.com [Eaglechat]" 
 

 To: Eaglechat  
 Sent: Saturday, February 21, 2015 5:53 PM
 Subject: [Eaglechat] Fwd: [BIRDCHAT] Pacific Wren - Winter Wren
   
  Hello, This is from a friend of mine on a North American bird listserv.We 
don’t have any wrens in my neck of the woods so I thought I’d forward it on 
to you.If you know anything about this wren question, Katharine Mill’s email 
address is attached to this message. 

Thank you.
Joyanne HamiltonShageluk, Alaska

"If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes." --Charles 
Lindbergh 


Begin forwarded message:

From: Katharine Mills 
Subject: [BIRDCHAT] Pacific Wren - Winter Wren
Date: February 21, 2015 at 3:59:21 PM AKST
To: BIRDCHAT AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Reply-To: Katharine Mills 

Hi Chatters,
  So it seems like I am  way behind in updates on splits. I am going
through my 6th edition of National Geographic and it appears that
Pacific Wren has been split from winter wren.  Is this correct? If so
the "winter wrens" that I saw in Washington state and Alaska are Pacific
Wren. Looking for a confirmation on this.
Thanks!
Kathy Mills
Holden, MA

BirdChat Guidelines: http://www.ksbirds.org/birdchat/
Archives: http://listserv.ksu.edu/archives/birdchat.html


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Subject: Fwd: [BIRDCHAT] Pacific Wren - Winter Wren
From: "Joyanne Hamilton innoko_bird AT mac.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 17:53:41 -0900
Hello, 
This is from a friend of mine on a North American bird listserv.
We dont have any wrens in my neck of the woods so I thought Id forward it on 
to you. 

If you know anything about this wren question, Katharine Mills email address 
is attached to this message. 


Thank you.

Joyanne Hamilton
Shageluk, Alaska


"If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes." --Charles 
Lindbergh 


Begin forwarded message:

> From: Katharine Mills 
> Subject: [BIRDCHAT] Pacific Wren - Winter Wren
> Date: February 21, 2015 at 3:59:21 PM AKST
> To: BIRDCHAT AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
> Reply-To: Katharine Mills 
> 
> Hi Chatters,
>  So it seems like I am  way behind in updates on splits. I am going
> through my 6th edition of National Geographic and it appears that
> Pacific Wren has been split from winter wren.  Is this correct? If so
> the "winter wrens" that I saw in Washington state and Alaska are Pacific
> Wren. Looking for a confirmation on this.
> Thanks!
> Kathy Mills
> Holden, MA
> 
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Subject: Re: Owls
From: "Pat Bock pbkritters AT hotmail.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 16:37:58 -0900
R u in jno?

Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 21, 2015, at 4:00 PM, "brderting AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" 
 wrote: 


> Hey! Does anyone know a good lace to look for owls?
> Ben
> 
> Sent from Windows Mail
> 
> 
Subject: Owls
From: "brderting AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 00:56:28 +0000
Hey! Does anyone know a good lace to look for owls? 

Ben






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Subject: Re: signs of spring
From: "LLamm llammak AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 11:21:16 -0900
I heard a pacific wren and a handful of varied thrushes singing along Salmon 
Creek trail this morning. It's starting to spin like spring! 


Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 21, 2015, at 8:47 AM, Gwen Baluss gwenbaluss AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat] 
 wrote: 

> 
> Yesterday I heard 4 Golden-crowned Kinglets singing on my commute along Back 
Loop Road. A few days ago 3 male juncos were fighting over a prime piece of 
real estate and one broke into brief song; reports of some Varied Thrush song 
last few days as well. 

> 
> 
Subject: signs of spring
From: "Gwen Baluss gwenbaluss AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 17:47:23 +0000 (UTC)
Yesterday I heard 4 Golden-crowned Kinglets singing on my commute along Back 
Loop Road. A few days ago 3 male  juncos were fighting over a prime piece of 
real estate and one broke into  brief song; reports of some Varied Thrush song 
last few days as well.  
Subject: Ketchikan - Business Trip with Birding
From: "'Keith Confer' kconfer12 AT gmail.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 19:22:53 -0900
Looks like I'll be making a short trip to Ketchikan on 3/6 /2015 to
Ketchikan.

 

Being a south-central Alaska birder, I find my south-east Alaska bird list
somewhat lacking..

 

If anyone can give me pointers or places to visit during my short stay, I
would appreciate it very much!

 

I might be out to the proverbial "lunch" here, but I'd like to see:

 

1.       Western Grebe

2.       Brandt's Cormorant

3.       Cassin's Auklet

4.       Northern Pygmy Owl (or hear it only)

 

If anyone can give me some pointers, tell me places to visit, etc. I would
appreciate it very much!

 

I'm not much of a spotting scope birder; preferring a camera and binoculars,
but would bringing a scope benefit me much for seeing these or other
species?  I'll bring one if needed.

 

Are there any other species recently seen in Ketchikan that might be of
interest to a more northern, mainland based birder (Alaska)?

 

Should I stay an extra day (3/6 - 3/7) to increase my odds and possibly
"pick up" another Ketchikan special bird?  I'm sort of already planning to
stay an extra day.

 

Any help or pointers would be much appreciated!

 

Thanks so much for any input!

 

Keith Confer

Anchorage, Alaska

kacbirder

 

 
Subject: Contaminants a suspect in the mystery of the chickadee beak deformities | Alaska Dispatch News
From: "Julie Coghill photoalaska AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 23:36:07 -0900
http://www.adn.com/article/20150216/chemical-contaminants-suspect-mystery-alaska-chickadee-beak-deformities 



Julie
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Subject: Summer bird job, Tongass National Forest
From: "Gwen Baluss gwenbaluss AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2015 20:59:17 +0000 (UTC)
 Birders,  
Interested in a temporary field job in Southeast AK this summer?
Applications are now being accepted on USAJOBS until Feb. 17. 
There  also may have volunteer opportunities to  with various  land bird  
studies. Please contact Gwen at gbaluss AT fs.fed.us for more information. 

Job Description:WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN (1) sought to conduct 
avian point counts and other projects in Alaska’s Tongass National 
Forest. This is an opportunity to explore and bird watch in America’s 
largest, wildest temperate rain forest. Salary is GS- 7 plus 
cost-of-living allowance (in total about $20 per hour) plus paid annual 
leave, and overtime after 40 hours per week. Season expected to be late 
Apr through late Jul with some flexibility, but applicants must be 
available specific dates in May for safety training week and all June 
for surveys. The season potentially may be extended if technician is 
willing to work on other natural resource projects, depending on 
funding. Government housing is usually available in Juneau, Alaska. Some 
nightswill be spent camping in the field or at forest service bunkhouses in 
othercommunities. 

Qualifications: able to identify land birds by sight and sound; familiaritywith 
point count techniques; good physical condition; willing and able to campin a 
wilderness setting and able to start work as early as 3 a.m.; travel inboats 
and small aircraft; hike rugged terrain; withstand moderate levels ofbiting 
insects; take basic habitat (plant) information; complete basic dataentry and 
paper-work in a forest service office. Other desired skills: previouspoint 
count experience, overland navigation skills with topographical maps,compass 
and GPS, and familiarity with Pacific Northwest or Alaska bird andplant 
species, experience in distance estimation. Sorry, only US citizens 
areeligible. All applications must be completed online through USA JOBS 
https://www.usajobs.gov  The announcement will beposted on the website in FEB 
2015. Additional questions may be addressed to BARBADAMS (EM: bjadams AT 
fs.fed.us) or GWEN BALUSS gbaluss AT fs.fed.us 

Subject: Summer bird job, Tongass National Forest
From: "Gwen Baluss gwenbaluss AT yahoo.com [AKBirding]" <AKBirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2015 20:59:17 +0000 (UTC)
 Birders,  
Interested in a temporary field job in Southeast AK this summer?
Applications are now being accepted on USAJOBS until Feb. 17. 
There  also may have volunteer opportunities to  with various  land bird  
studies. Please contact Gwen at gbaluss AT fs.fed.us for more information. 

Job Description:WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN (1) sought to conduct 
avian point counts and other projects in Alaska’s Tongass National 
Forest. This is an opportunity to explore and bird watch in America’s 
largest, wildest temperate rain forest. Salary is GS- 7 plus 
cost-of-living allowance (in total about $20 per hour) plus paid annual 
leave, and overtime after 40 hours per week. Season expected to be late 
Apr through late Jul with some flexibility, but applicants must be 
available specific dates in May for safety training week and all June 
for surveys. The season potentially may be extended if technician is 
willing to work on other natural resource projects, depending on 
funding. Government housing is usually available in Juneau, Alaska. Some 
nightswill be spent camping in the field or at forest service bunkhouses in 
othercommunities. 

Qualifications: able to identify land birds by sight and sound; familiaritywith 
point count techniques; good physical condition; willing and able to campin a 
wilderness setting and able to start work as early as 3 a.m.; travel inboats 
and small aircraft; hike rugged terrain; withstand moderate levels ofbiting 
insects; take basic habitat (plant) information; complete basic dataentry and 
paper-work in a forest service office. Other desired skills: previouspoint 
count experience, overland navigation skills with topographical maps,compass 
and GPS, and familiarity with Pacific Northwest or Alaska bird andplant 
species, experience in distance estimation. Sorry, only US citizens 
areeligible. All applications must be completed online through USA JOBS 
https://www.usajobs.gov  The announcement will beposted on the website in FEB 
2015. Additional questions may be addressed to BARBADAMS (EM: bjadams AT 
fs.fed.us) or GWEN BALUSS gbaluss AT fs.fed.us 

Subject: Don't Miss the Tern Migration Talk Tonight
From: "Gwen Baluss gwenbaluss AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 22:13:59 +0000 (UTC)
Please join Juneau Audubon Society for an exciting public program Thurs. Feb 
12.  at 7 PM in Juneau's Centennial Hall Egan Room.  

Global Surf Addicts: A Journey from Yakutat to Sumatra and Papua New 
Guinea with Aleutian Terns with Dr. Sanjay Pyare 

You can find more info on upcoming programs, bird counts, classes and more on 
the website Juneau Audubon Society Home Page 

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| Juneau Audubon Society Home PageWelcome to the website for the Juneau Audubon 
Society. February Raven   For Birders:   Beginning Birders Class begins 
February 5   Great Backyard Bird Count ... | 

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Subject: Fwd: [naturepoem] (2346) The God of Ornithology - Rogers
From: "Deb Rudis akwildlife AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2015 17:05:01 -0900
> To: naturepoem AT yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [naturepoem] (2346) The God of Ornithology - Rogers
> Reply-To: naturepoem-owner AT yahoogroups.com
> 
> The God of Ornithology
> 
> 
> Observed feathers are his pride – the iridescent purple
> And blue-grey gloss, the perfect sheen of barb and shaft
> Upon vane and hook, the scarlet-gold cacophony.
> 
> The snatching and jerking of moss
> And rootlets, seaweed and fishbones,
> The binding and stitching of straw and tendrils,
> The knotting of cobwebs, the twig-tucking and plotting
> Of mud, the quick-needled winding and twisting
> Of plant down, bark strips and snake skins
> Are the supposed mechanisms of his contemplations.
> 
> He is the expanded listing of perching birds,
> Seed birds, carrion birds and shore birds,
> The naming of stall and slot, major pectoral
> And minor pectoral.  He remembers by the delineation
> Of the bones of the Ichthyornis and the Hesperornis.
> He feels his own skeleton by the detailed classification
> 
> Of bee eaters and goatsuckers, mousebirds, swifts,
> Rollers and their allies.  The identification of the eye orbit
> Of the thrush establishes the field of vision
> By which he is able to perceive his own image.
> 
> And when the bank swallows are seen soaring upward
> He opens his arms wide.  And when the pied-billed grebe
> Is acknowledged gliding along the surface of the lake,
> He breathes deeply.  By the recognized spread
> Of each pale grey primary feather of the harrier’s wing
> He achieves dexterity.
> 
> Understand how the identification of the rattle
> Of the wren is his listening, how the noted tremulo
> Of the dove is his acuity, how the recognized shrieks
> And quocks and stutterings and trills, the prolonged whistles
> Of the grackles provide the means he needs to invent
> The compassion that is essential to their survival.
> 
> The consideration of the movement of space
> Within the scattering of blackbirds molding the key
> Above the field, the consideration of the body
> Of the gull forming the ocean fog through which it flies,
> The consideration of the gannets constituting the reality
> Of the cliff on which they nest, the consideration
> Of the fan-shaped descent of every bird verifying
> The exact point at which the earth begins, all become
> The crisscrossing pattern of his identity maintained
> As the only possible medium in which these activities may occur.
> 
> Remember how he waits, as if he were settling in the dark
> Evening rocks beside the sea, as if he were brooding
> Among the tall marsh grasses, as if he were quiet
> In the tops of the black jungle trees.  Remember how he waits,
> Dependent for his creation on the continued discovery
> Of every physical manifestation he nurtures.
> 
>        - Pattiann Rogers
> 
Subject: Herbert River Trail
From: "Deb Rudis akwildlife AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2015 15:21:45 -0900
American 3- toed woodpecker on the trail today. Will post photo later .

Deb

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Subject: Update: Anna's hummingbird near Tee Harbor (Juneau) [1 Attachment]
From: "Richard Wood ah AT GCI.NET [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2015 10:59:54 -0900
The Anna's is still here on Point Stephens Rd. Its been here since December 
20. I had 5  hours of phlebectomy surgery on Wednesday and Thursday and 
managed to hobble into the hardware store, legs wrapped like the Michelin man, 
and got some drop-light parts to duct tape to the feeder. A 15 watt light bulb 
keeps the feeder thawed and warm. It was 8 degrees here last night. I have a 
two other feeders out that freeze solid and I bring them in the house and 
replace them with ones I've thawed out. There were 6 magpies at the feeder 
today, more than I usually see at one time. I took this photo of the Annas 
this morning. Dick Wood 


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Subject: Birding opps end of February in Juneau?
From: "Joyanne Hamilton innoko_bird AT mac.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2015 16:41:07 -0900
Hello,
I will be traveling to Juneau at the end of February. I was wondering if there 
are any birding walks or tours set up between February 25-March 2. I will be 
attending the state library conference that is being held there this spring. 
Id love to pay for gas and a lunch if anyone just wants to drive me around to 
your favorite birding spots! 


Hope to see some birdies in your neck of the woods.

Joyanne Hamilton
Shageluk, AK

"If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes." --Charles 
Lindbergh 

Subject: Gulls v Crow
From: "Julie Coghill photoalaska AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2015 08:45:06 -0900
Just watched an intense 3-minute aerial battle play out over the channel. 

A crow got a delicacy and 4 gulls wanted it. Many upward spirals later, with 
many tight maneuvers by all, it ended across the channel near Salmon Creek. 
Toward the end, a 5th gull flew in to help out (or compete). 


If you're betting today, you may or may not want to know how Crow v Gulls 
turned out. 


Spoiler alert: outcome follows. 



Crow completed the touchdown; desperate Gull defense was for naught. 

Julie Coghill
Juneau

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Subject: Swans
From: "Amy Clark Courtney avianblue15 AT hotmail.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:06:48 -0900
Hello all, 
I just saw 6 Trumpeter or Tundra Swans flying overhead near the Nugget Mall. 
They were headed toward the airport/wetlands. Just something to keep an eye out 
for! 

Amy Courtney 

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Subject: our first robin of the year
From: "srshaw AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 31 Jan 2015 13:59:09 -0800
We just saw our first robin of the year at our place out N Douglas. Appears to 
be a male. Its the earliest we've seen one at our place since we've been 
keeping track of the season first arrivals on the calendar and thats been since 
at least 2001. We've had about 7 thrushes over-wintering at our place and the 
robin is presently down at the same area amongst the thrushes. 
Subject: our first robin of the year
From: "srshaw AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 31 Jan 2015 13:55:37 -0800
 We just saw our first robin of the year at our place out N Douglas. Appears to 
be a male. Its the earliest we've seen one at our place since we've been 
keeping track of the season first arrivals on the calendar and thats been since 
at least 2001. We've had about 7 thrushes over-wintering at our place and the 
robin is presently down at the same area amongst the thrushes. Sandi 
Subject: Re: Raptors at the wetlands
From: "Schempf Family schempf AT alaska.net [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:45:55 -0900
I just got back from the same area and saw two short-eared owls.  They 
had a bit of a squabble and then went their separate ways.  They perched 
on some of the stumps out here.  I tried to get a photo of one, but it 
flushed before I could get close enough.  As it was circling about, a 
shrike came up from a collection of debris and stooped the owl several 
times. Short-ears have been pretty sparse this winter.  I don't think 
I've seen a total of 10 of them.  I didn't see any other raptors except 
eagles.  Sure nice to have a break from the monsoons.

Phil

On 1/24/2015 1:15 PM, jthedinga AT gci.net [Eaglechat] wrote:
>
> This morning on the wetlands on the west side of the Mendenhall River 
> near the golf course, I saw a short eared owl, a kestrel, another 
> unidentified owl, and a hawk (red-tailed?). The kestrel was hovering 
> when I first saw it, then later it began "dive bombing" the hawk that 
> was perched in a large bush not far from the golf course. The kestrel 
> left after a couple minutes and eventually the hawk flew off towards 
> Mendenhall Peninsula.
>
> 

-- 
Schempf Family
Juneau, Alaska
Subject: Raptors at the wetlands
From: "jthedinga AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 24 Jan 2015 14:15:33 -0800
This morning on the wetlands on the west side of the Mendenhall River near the 
golf course, I saw a short eared owl, a kestrel, another unidentified owl, and 
a hawk (red-tailed?). The kestrel was hovering when I first saw it, then later 
it began "dive bombing" the hawk that was perched in a large bush not far from 
the golf course. The kestrel left after a couple minutes and eventually the 
hawk flew off towards Mendenhall Peninsula. 
Subject: Buntings and blackbirds at the wetlands
From: "LLamm llammak AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:52:45 -0900
We saw a flock of 30-35 snow buntings this morning from the airport trail. We 
walked out along the river to A point where we had nice views of the busy flock 
feeding(?) on a large sandbar. 


When we returned to the airport trail, we lucked upon a group of 8 rusty 
blackbirds vocalizing in a cottonwood tree. 


Both species were well worth the windy walk!
Laurie Lamm
Juneau 

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Subject: Wednesday tides [2 Attachments]
From: "Schempf Family schempf AT alaska.net [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:53:53 -0900
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I went back out Wednesday to see if vole carnage would be repeated at 
the 19.9' predicted tide, but there were fewer ravens and eagles along 
Egan near Sunny Point than the day before and no sign of the buteo.  
There were a few eagles about and I saw one pick something off the 
water, but it was too far away to see what he found.  I suspect the vole 
numbers were substantially reduced by Tuesday's 19.6' tide.  There were 
a number of eagles and ravens among the concrete radio tower piers by 
Western Auto.  This may be a bit higher than the wetlands at Sunny Point 
and may have had a few more vole survivors to attract the predators.

Phil

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Subject: High tides and buteos [2 Attachments]
From: "Schempf Family schempf AT alaska.net [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:03:31 -0900
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Tide was 19.6' at lunch time today.  Driving down Egan, eagles and 
ravens were gathered along the edge of the highway where I suspect the 
tide had driven any voles unlucky enough to live on the tide flats.  I 
caught a glimpse of a hawk sitting on a piece of driftwood, but traffic, 
wind and rain prevented any specific determination.  On the way back out 
the road 45 minutes later I thought I saw the hawk sitting in a bush 
along the road.  Did a U-turn at Fred's, but was foiled again by traffic 
and the rain, but did see the bird was indeed in the bush.  Turned 
around again at Walmart and pulled over on the shoulder and got this pic 
just before the hawk dropped out of sight.  I think It probably dropped 
down for a vole.  An immature eagle sitting on the light pole above also 
flew down below the shoulder of the road, but I couldn't seen how that 
turned out.  Lousy photo, I know.  The hawk had a lot of white showing 
on its breast and if I was to guess from that and the light weight 
gestalt of the hawk, I'd say it was a rough-leg, but it could have just 
been a rain bedraggled Harlan's.  Big tides again tomorrow, a 19.9' at 
1:25.  May be more drama for any surviving voles if anyone wants to 
brave the weather.

Phil

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Subject: Decorah Eagles, Ustream.TV: We are all looking forward to the 2015 nesting season. Raptor Resource Project thanks all of you who donated in 2014. For thos...
From: "Pat Bock pbkritters AT hotmail.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 19:25:42 -0900
This is a live 24/7 web cam in decorah, iowa. This morning there was a pair of 
adult bald eagles sprucing it up. So fun to watch. Pat. Douglas ak. 
907-364-3389 


Three babies in 2014 and 2013. Think no nesting in 2012. Lots of info at site

http://m.ustream.tv/decoraheagles


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Subject: Re: Douglas waterfront - Monday
From: "Pat Bock pbkritters AT hotmail.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 19:21:31 -0900
I live on first street and wil also look for this bird. Pat 364-3389

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On Jan 19, 2015, at 5:50 PM, "Deanna Mac Phail deanna.macphail AT gmail.com 
[Eaglechat]"  wrote: 


> I checked the Bear Creek outlet on 1st St. twice this morning, around 9:45 
and again about 11, but did not see the previously reported female King 
Eider​. Plenty of Surf Scoters, Barrow's Goldeneyes, Mallards, a few 
Buffleheads, GW Gulls, and my first of year Starling (2). 

> 
> Will try again tomorrow.
> 
> Deanna
> 
Subject: Douglas waterfront - Monday
From: "Deanna Mac Phail deanna.macphail AT gmail.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:45:16 -0900
I checked the Bear Creek outlet on 1st St. twice this morning, around 9:45
and again about 11,  but did not see the previously reported female King
Eider​.  Plenty of Surf Scoters, Barrow's Goldeneyes, Mallards, a few
Buffleheads, GW Gulls, and my first of year Starling (2).

Will try again tomorrow.

Deanna
Subject: Anna's hummingbird near Tee Harbor (Juneau)
From: "ah AT GCI.NET [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 18 Jan 2015 20:44:54 -0800
I thought I'd give an update. The Anna's is still here on Point Stephens Rd. 
I've seen it every day lately. I assume it is the same bird that showed up on 
December 20, although I was out of town for five days right after Christmas. 
Dick Wood 

 

Subject: Dipper up MT Ck
From: "Deb Rudis akwildlife AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 13:03:53 -0900
Highlight of the day!  At turnaround of ski track. 

Deborah Rudis - 
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Subject: No luck for me on LEOW this am
From: "Deb Rudis akwildlife AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2015 11:56:09 -0900
Oh well another day! I spoke w/ a dog walker who has seen an owl at dusk, he 
did not know species but from his description sounded like a GHOW. 


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Subject: RE: Flock of varied thrush at Auke rec
From: "Jason Jones jaso_jo AT hotmail.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2015 16:35:15 -0900
Thanks for posting... I heard what I thought was a single varied thrush trill 
at Skater's Cabin a couple days ago but dismissed it. 


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Subject: Flock of varied thrush at Auke rec
From: "bewright AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 09 Jan 2015 16:51:55 -0800
First I saw a single varied thrush with a flock of 40+ juncos and then
 right on the road- were 21 more varied thrush.
 

 Do they know spring is coming early?
 2pm on Friday.
 

 My neighbor said she not only saw one but also heard it singing yesterday near 
Tee Harbor. 

 Brenda
Subject: winter hummingbird
From: "Deanna Mac Phail deanna.macphail AT gmail.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2015 22:24:43 -0900
​Light snow much of the day in the Mendenhall Valley.  This Anna's visited
the heated feeder many times.

Deanna
Juneau

​
 P1040112.MP4

Subject: Many magpies
From: "Gwen Baluss gwenbaluss AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2015 05:33:01 +0000 (UTC)
 There were about 40 Black-billed Magpies congregating in a few yards around 
Riverside Rd./ Fireweed Ln yesterday morning about 9 30. I thought they might 
have found a carcass but instead they were rapidly picking at tiny prizes that 
I believe were conifer  seeds, big bills  clicking against the ice. 
Subject: Anna's hummingbird near Tee Harbor - pics
From: "ah AT GCI.NET [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 06 Jan 2015 20:32:36 -0800
Got a couple of pics of the bird today. I’ll try to get better ones if it is 
here again tomorrow. 

 
 https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/54597877/hummer1615.jpg 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/54597877/hummer1615.jpg 

 

Subject: Re: dearth of birds
From: "Julie Coghill photoalaska AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2015 10:40:01 -0900
Yesterday was my first day with no juncoes or chickadees. I thought there must 
be a raptor around, but couldn't locate one. 


This morning: 1 chickadee, still no juncoes. 

Julie Coghill
N a Douglas

> On Jan 6, 2015, at 10:24 AM, "Deanna Mac Phail deanna.macphail AT gmail.com 
[Eaglechat]"  wrote: 

> 
> Has anyone else in the Mendenhall Valley noticed an absence of juncos & 
chickadees in the yards or at feeders? Gwen B. suggests that possibly the 
opening of cones has offered a better choice of food. Or perhaps it is the 
presence of a predator or two in our area off River Rd. that would explain not 
a single junco in sight for three days. This is most unusual. 

> 
> Deanna
> ​Juneau
> 
Subject: dearth of birds
From: "Deanna Mac Phail deanna.macphail AT gmail.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2015 10:24:49 -0900
Has anyone else in the Mendenhall Valley noticed an absence of juncos &
chickadees in the yards or at feeders?   Gwen B. suggests that possibly the
opening of cones has offered a better choice of food.  Or perhaps it is the
presence of a predator or two in our area off River Rd. that would explain
not a single junco in sight for three days.  This is most unusual.

Deanna
​Juneau
Subject: Wood Duck in Sitka
From: "Matt Goff goff AT nawwal.org [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2015 22:42:01 -0900
A male Wood Duck was found in Sitka during or Christmas Bird Count
yesterday.

I was able to see and photograph it today.

http://www.sitkanature.org/wordpress/2015/01/05/wood-duck-drake/

Matt Goff
Sitka
Subject: Wood Duck in Sitka
From: "Matt Goff goff AT nawwal.org [AKBirding]" <AKBirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2015 22:42:01 -0900
A male Wood Duck was found in Sitka during or Christmas Bird Count
yesterday.

I was able to see and photograph it today.

http://www.sitkanature.org/wordpress/2015/01/05/wood-duck-drake/

Matt Goff
Sitka
Subject: Anna's hummingbird near Tee harbor
From: "ah AT GCI.NET [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 05 Jan 2015 19:06:43 -0800
The bird was seen for about a week before Christmas, including Christmas day. I 
was out of town for 5 days after Christmas. I saw the bird again this 
afternoon, Point Stephens Rd. When it sees me it takes off, so no photos yet, 
but then I haven't tried very hard to get one. 
Subject: saw-whet owls this eve
From: "Gwen Baluss gwenbaluss AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2015 04:20:46 +0000 (UTC)
 
    ----- Forwarded Message -----
  From: "ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu" 
 To: gwenbaluss AT yahoo.com 
 Sent: Sunday, January 4, 2015 7:19 PM
 Subject: eBird Report - Wren Drive Neighborhood, Jan 4, 2015
   
Wren Drive Neighborhood, Juneau, US-AK
Jan 4, 2015 4:00 PM
Protocol: Incidental
1 species

Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus)  2    Walking on access trail 
between the end of River Rd and Wren Dr. heard strange "dusk chorus" coming 
from spruces nearby. Eventually one bird settled into a fairly typical 
"triplet" hoot/whistle pattern. The other made a simple "shreek" call from 
nearby tree. Returned later in the evening but could not relocate. I was also 
in the area for at least an hour the previous night after 8 pm and it was 
completely silent. 


View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21200900 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)


   
Subject: JNU golf course
From: "Deb Rudis akwildlife AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2015 14:20:08 -0900
Kestrel still around. Did not see LE owl today.

Deborah Rudis - 
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Subject: Great-horned owl
From: "Deb Rudis akwildlife AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2015 20:58:45 -0900
Happy New Year hooting on River Rd tonight!

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Subject: Huge New Year's Pine Siskin Party
From: "Gwen Baluss gwenbaluss AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2014 20:16:44 +0000 (UTC)
 I happened to go down Riverside road this morning and ran into, literally, a 
giant siskin group. They were congregating in the road, probably licking salt, 
near the big bend/ speed bumps/ school zone towards Loop Rd.   
Estimated flock of  about 500 individuals just in that vicinity, with what 
looked like more over towards the river and behind the new church. This is 
interesting since this last spring/summer/fall siskins seemed relatively sparse 
compared to the crossbill influxes. Did not see any injured birds.. yet.. 
thanks to those who drive SLOW!  
Subject: At Homer Christmas bird count, an unexpected gift from nature | Alaska Dispatch
From: "Julie Coghill photoalaska AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2014 20:20:59 -0900
http://www.adn.com/article/20141227/homer-christmas-bird-count-unexpected-gift-nature 



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Subject: wagtail like bird at wetlands
From: "triciaorush AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 27 Dec 2014 18:54:15 -0800
I tried to post this a few days ago but was blocked. Hope this works. I have 
twice now seen a bird along the trail at Mendenhall wetlands that I cannot 
identify - the closest I can come is a yellow wagtail. It has a long tail with 
white outer coverts, plain breast more brownish, dark wings with white patches. 
Narrow bill. I saw it on Christmas eve and again today late afternoon in same 
area - on main trail right about where the large gravel piles from the 
floatpond excavation are. The bird has flown from the wetland to in back of the 
spruces by the floatpond the 2 times I was there. Hope someone else can spot 
this. 
Subject: Orange-crowned warbler
From: "LLamm llammak AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2014 22:06:27 -0900
There was an orange-crowned warbler hanging out with juncos along the airport 
trail today. 


Laurie Lamm
Juneau 

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Subject: Capital City Weekly
From: "Julie Coghill photoalaska AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2014 19:12:19 -0900
Current issue cover story is about the Christmas bird counts in SE Alaska. 

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Subject: Fwd: [naturepoem] (2314) Birds of Passage - Longfellow
From: "Deb Rudis akwildlife AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2014 17:56:00 -0900
A poem for all

Deborah Rudis - 
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Begin forwarded message:

> From: "sam_droege AT yahoo.com [naturepoem]" 
 

> Date: December 24, 2014 at 4:04:41 AM AKST
> To: naturepoem AT yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [naturepoem] (2314) Birds of Passage - Longfellow
> Reply-To: naturepoem-owner AT yahoogroups.com
> 
> Birds of Passage
> 
> 
> 
> Black shadows fall
> 
> From the lindens tall,
> 
> That lift aloft their massive wall
> 
> Against the southern sky;
> 
> 
> 
> And from the realms
> 
> Of the shadowy elms
> 
> A tide-like darkness overwhelms
> 
> The fields that round us lie.
> 
> 
> 
> But the night is fair,
> 
> And everywhere
> 
> A warm, soft vapor fills the air,
> 
> And distant sounds seem near,
> 
> 
> 
> And above, in the light
> 
> Of the star-lit night,
> 
> Swift birds of passage wing their flight
> 
> Through the dewy atmosphere.
> 
> 
> 
> I hear the beat
> 
> Of their pinions fleet,
> 
> As from the land of snow and sleet
> 
> They seek a southern lea.
> 
> 
> 
> I hear the cry
> 
> Of their voices high
> 
> Falling dreamily through the sky,
> 
> But their forms I cannot see.
> 
> 
> 
> O, say not so!
> 
> Those sounds that flow
> 
> In murmurs of delight and woe
> 
> Come not from wings of birds.
> 
> 
> 
> They are the throngs
> 
> Of the poet’s songs,
> 
> Murmurs of pleasures, and pains, and wrongs,
> 
> The sound of winged words.
> 
> 
> 
> This is the cry
> 
> Of souls, that high
> 
> On toiling, beating pinions, fly,
> 
> Seeking a warmer clime,
> 
> 
> 
> From their distant flight
> 
> Through realms of light
> 
> It falls into our world of night,
> 
> 
> With the murmuring sound of rhyme.
> 
> 
> 
>          - Henry Longfellow
> 
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> 
Subject: RE: BBMAs
From: "Amy Clark Courtney avianblue15 AT hotmail.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2014 20:26:40 -0900
I don't know how common it is for this neighborhood, since we just moved into 
this house a little over a month ago, but here on Julep Street (Juneau) I have 
been seeing at least 14 BBMAs at a time quite regularly. As the crow (magpie?) 
flies, we're actually pretty close to you, Deanna, so perhaps it's the same 
group? 

Amy CourtneyTo: eaglechat AT yahoogroups.com
From: Eaglechat-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2014 11:36:24 -0900
Subject: [Eaglechat] BBMAs














 

 



  


    
      
      
 ​Just had a flock of 16 Black-billed Magpies come through our yard in the 
valley. We've not seen more than one at a time here in decades. Interesting. 

Anna's Hummingbird and Red Fox Sparrow continue.
DeannaJuneau



    
     

    
    






   		 	   		  
Subject: BBMAs
From: "Deanna Mac Phail deanna.macphail AT gmail.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2014 11:36:24 -0900
​Just had a flock of 16 Black-billed Magpies come through our yard in the
valley.  We've not seen more than one at a time here in decades.
Interesting.

Anna's Hummingbird and Red Fox Sparrow continue.

Deanna
Juneau
Subject: Re: Rusty blackbirds in JNU [1 Attachment]
From: "Gwen Baluss gwenbaluss AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2014 19:35:01 +0000 (UTC)
Still there this morning - group was up to at least 7! After being very 
cooperative for about 10 minutes they headed off behind the locked gate. Hope 
they stick around. Thanks Deb  for the posting. What a treat! 



 
 From: "Deb Rudis akwildlife AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" 
 

 To: Eaglechat Eaglechat  
 Sent: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 11:01 PM
 Subject: [Eaglechat] Rusty blackbirds in JNU
   
  2 were poking around flowing water at junction of Ninnis & Mt Creek Rd 
mid-day today. (no photo as I was on a run). 


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Subject: Rusty blackbirds in JNU
From: "Deb Rudis akwildlife AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2014 23:01:19 -0900
2 were poking around flowing water at junction of Ninnis & Mt Creek Rd mid-day 
today. (no photo as I was on a run). 


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Subject: Tuesday
From: "Deanna Mac Phail deanna.macphail AT gmail.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2014 22:39:12 -0900
Brilliant sunshine on the wetlands, and a high tide of 18.9 ft.  Many
eagles enjoyed the bounty of voles.


​​
Subject: 360 North
From: "Deanna Mac Phail deanna.macphail AT gmail.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2014 16:37:58 -0900
At 5 pm today - broadcast of Gerrit Vyn's lovely talk given at the Alaska
Bird Conference.

Channel 18 on GCI cable​
Subject: Anna's hummingbird
From: "ah AT GCI.NET [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 22 Dec 2014 20:06:21 -0800
I've had a female or juvenile Anna's at the feeder for the past 3 days. Point 
Stephens Road. Not sure if it's a good idea to encourage it to stick around, 
but it was probably hungry. 
Subject: CA summer job
From: "Deb Rudis akwildlife AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:36:43 -0900
Scroll down for info -

Deborah Rudis - 
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> Message: 1
> Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:33:52 -0800
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> JOB ANNOUNCEMENT -- WILDLIFE TECHNICIANS
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> Wildlife technicians (up to 6 positions; pending available funding) are
> being sought to work on a seabird restoration and monitoring project for
> Common Murres (*Uria aalge*) and other seabirds along the central
> California coast.  Two types of positions will be filled: Site Leader and
> Biotech. This project is conducted cooperatively by the U.S. Fish and
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> purpose of the restoration project is to aid in restoring murre colonies
> that have suffered damage from oil spills, human disturbance, and other
> anthropogenic factors.
> 
> 
> 
> Successful applicants must be willing to work long hours, on weekends, and
> in inclement weather.  Main job duties will include conducting population
> and productivity surveys on Common Murres, Brandt's Cormorants and other
> species, documenting human and natural disturbances to seabirds, database
> entry, data analysis, and preparation of reports.  Other duties may include
> counting seabirds from aerial photographs, conducting surveys of nesting
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> monitoring techniques or census techniques.  Additional evaluation may be
> based on the applicant's knowledge and experience with computer use,
> databases, and report preparation.  Applicants for Site Leader positions
> must demonstrate evidence of their ability to work independently and
> ability to provide leadership.
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> 
> Requirements: 1) Bachelor's degree in wildlife, biological sciences, or
> related discipline with an interest in wildlife biology, restoration, or
> behavior; 2) current driver's license with good driving record; 3) ability
> to sufficiently move and lift equipment up to 40 lbs.; 4) ability to hike
> or bike to certain field sites; and 5) ability to work at the tops of steep
> cliffs.
> 
> 
> 
> Applicants must submit: 1) a *signed* cover letter; 2) r?sum?; and 3) names
> and phone numbers of two professional references.  For further information,
> contact Allison Fuller at (510) 792-0222 ext. 225 or email at
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> they are applying for (Site Leader, Biotech, or both).  No email
> applications will be accepted.*
> 
> 
> 
> Duration:           Approx. Late March or early April to August 2015
> 
> Wages:             Approx. $3120-$3865/month depending on experience and
> responsibilities
> 
>                        Housing may be provided at field sites during the
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> 
> Employer:         Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation
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> 
> *Send to:*           Allison Fuller
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>                        U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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>                        1 Marshlands Rd.
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> *Closing Date:* Applications must be postmarked by *17 January 2015* to
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> **No email applications will be accepted.*
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> 
> 
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> 
> -- 
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Subject: LEOW
From: "Deanna Mac Phail deanna.macphail AT gmail.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:19:42 -0900
​Someone asked me about how the owl was perched when I saw it.  This is a
full frame photo.  Makes one thankful for zoom lenses.


​
Subject: Long-eared Owl
From: "Deanna Mac Phail deanna.macphail AT gmail.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:48:05 -0900
Sunday's Long-eared Owl seen on the west side of the river, at the edge of
Mendenhall Wetlands, near lead-in lights.

Not relocated before noon Monday.

​
Subject: Re: Fwd: [AZNMbirds] CBC reminder for eBirders who CBC
From: "Amy Clark Courtney avianblue15 AT hotmail.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2014 21:33:51 -0900
Thanks for sharing that, Deanna. Good to know for sure!
Amy

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> On Dec 9, 2014, at 8:01 PM, "Deanna Mac Phail deanna.macphail AT gmail.com 
[Eaglechat]"  wrote: 

> 
> Something else I didn't know and probably should have
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Mark Stevenson 
> Date: Tue, Dec 9, 2014 at 4:35 PM
> Subject: [AZNMbirds] CBC reminder for eBirders who CBC
> To: aznmbirds AT list.arizona.edu
> 
> 
> Just a reminder that eBird has guidelines for the entry of data from your CBC 
efforts that are somewhat different from the guidelines for day to day 
eBirding. 

>  
> Of particular note is that generally CBC checklists should be mapped to a 
personal location specific to the sector that you covered rather than in eBird 
hotspots. 

>  
> Also note that eBird and CBC have very different guidelines for calculating 
the distance that you enter in. You can include your CBC-style effort data in 
the checklist note space while entering the eBird-style effort data in the 
eBird effort data boxes. 

>  
> Details here:
>  
> 
http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/1010523-can-i-enter-my-christmas-bird-count-into-ebird-?b_id=1928 

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Subject: Fwd: [AZNMbirds] CBC reminder for eBirders who CBC
From: "Deanna Mac Phail deanna.macphail AT gmail.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2014 20:01:08 -0900
Something else I didn't know and probably should have

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mark Stevenson 
Date: Tue, Dec 9, 2014 at 4:35 PM
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CBC reminder for eBirders who CBC
To: aznmbirds AT list.arizona.edu


 Just a reminder that eBird has guidelines for the entry of data from your
CBC efforts that are somewhat different from the guidelines for day to day
eBirding.

Of particular note is that generally CBC checklists should be mapped to a
personal location specific to the sector that you covered rather than in
eBird hotspots.

Also note that eBird and CBC have very different guidelines for calculating
the distance that you enter in. You can include your CBC-style effort data
in the checklist note space while entering the eBird-style effort data in
the eBird effort data boxes.

Details here:


http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/1010523-can-i-enter-my-christmas-bird-count-into-ebird-?b_id=1928 


Mark Stevenson
Tucson, AZ

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Subject: Juneau Christmas Bird Count
From: "Mark Schwan aukebay AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2014 10:39:59 -0900
Hello Juneau Birders: We will have our Christmas Bird Count next Sunday, 
December 14th. Our usual staging areas on the morning of the count will again 
be in town at the IGA grocery, Heritage coffee bar, and at the valley 
McDonald's restaurant. Volunteers should arrive promptly at 8am with binoculars 
and dressed for the weather and potentially icy conditions. 


People wanting to count in the downtown and Douglas Island areas should meet in 
town. Patty Rose is coordinating and arranging the groups there. Folks counting 
north of town, from Twin Lakes and outward, should meet at McDonalds. I will 
allocate the volunteers to groups there. 


We will have a potluck after the count at our house near Auke Bay. I will 
provide directions for those who need them on the day of the count. Thank you 
in advance for your participation. 


Remember that our count week begins on December 11, and runs through the 17th, 
so anything seen inside our count circle during this time, if missed on count 
day, can be included as a "count week" species. 


We encourage stay-at-home birders to watch their feeders on count day and 
provide this information at the end of the day via telephone or email. Thanks 
and hope we have a nice turnout. Any questions, please give me a call at 
789-9841. 


Mark Schwan
Subject: red phase (?) Western Screech-Owl
From: "Matt Goff goff AT nawwal.org [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 13:34:03 -0900
I was recently forwarded photos of what would seem to be a red phase
Western Screech-Owl that were taken in Sitka this past summer. They're nice
photos, and I thought folks would be interested in seeing them regardless,
but I am also curious to know more about this color phase and/or
screech-owl activity during mid-day. If anyone has additional insight
and/or stories, I am interested in hearing them.

The photos are posted here:
http://www.sitkanature.org/wordpress/2014/11/29/red-phase-western-screech-owl/

Thanks!

Matt Goff
Sitka
Subject: red phase (?) Western Screech-Owl
From: "Matt Goff goff AT nawwal.org [AKBirding]" <AKBirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 13:34:03 -0900
I was recently forwarded photos of what would seem to be a red phase
Western Screech-Owl that were taken in Sitka this past summer. They're nice
photos, and I thought folks would be interested in seeing them regardless,
but I am also curious to know more about this color phase and/or
screech-owl activity during mid-day. If anyone has additional insight
and/or stories, I am interested in hearing them.

The photos are posted here:
http://www.sitkanature.org/wordpress/2014/11/29/red-phase-western-screech-owl/

Thanks!

Matt Goff
Sitka
Subject: Spotted sandpiper
From: "LLamm llammak AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 12:13:51 -0900
There's a single spotted sandpiper at Auke Recreation area. It's working the 
beach between the big shelter and Point Louisa. We had great views of it in the 
sun! 

Laurie L.
Juneau

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Subject: Happy Thanksgiving All! ... and a really easy citizen science opportunity
From: "Gwen Baluss gwenbaluss AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:19:56 +0000 (UTC)
  Info about the Thanksgiving Bird Count 
https://www.facebook.com/events/261751203872162/ 

I think birding has been pretty slow for everyone lately, but I've seen some 
hawks and owls lingering  around the wetlands meadows the last couple of 
weeks (Short-eared owl, Red-tailed hawk, N. harrier). 

Subject: Fwd: Win a free birding trip to Fl, TX, or NJ
From: "Deb Rudis akwildlife AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:29:42 -0900

Deborah Rudis - 
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> From: Mike Macy 
> Date: November 22, 2014 at 6:41:06 PM AKST
> To: "dalechorman AT gmail.com Chorman" , Dave Mills 
, Bill Dam Jr , 
overmire AT ureach.com, Deb Rudis , Patricia Yankus 
, Doug Hill  

> Subject: Win a free birding trip to Fl, TX, or NJ
> 
> All you have to do is go to birdnote.org and answer a few questions. (VENT is 
helping them build their membership base.) Double your chances, get your buddy 
or spouse to enter, too! 

> 
> http://birdnote.org/win-a-trip-for-two-on-victor-emanuel-nature-tours
> 
> Good luck!   Mike
Subject: IBird app on sale
From: "Deb Rudis akwildlife AT gci.net [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:28:52 -0900
When I last looked it was on sale for $ 9.99

Deborah Rudis - 
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Subject: Anna's
From: "Deanna Mac Phail deanna.macphail AT gmail.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:48:18 -0900
Is anyone missing a hummingbird today?  We briefly had two this afternoon.

Deanna​
Subject: Re: Western meadowlark
From: "Julie Coghill photoalaska AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 21:51:38 -0900
Thanks, Laurie!

That fits with what Shirley Carlson and I saw yesterday. 

Julie
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> On Nov 15, 2014, at 7:26 PM, "LLamm llammak AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" 
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> 
> We saw a western meadowlark on the wetlands today between the airport trail 
and the river. We last saw it after it flew across the river. 

> Laurie Lamm
> Juneau
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Subject: Western meadowlark
From: "LLamm llammak AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 19:26:49 -0900
We saw a western meadowlark on the wetlands today between the airport trail and 
the river. We last saw it after it flew across the river. 

Laurie Lamm
Juneau

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Subject: Yellow bird, dike trail
From: "Julie Coghill photoalaska AT yahoo.com [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 08:04:39 -0900
Friday about 1:30, at the beginning of where the trees start on the dike trail, 
saw a songbird with a lot of yellow on belly and back. 


Shirley Carlson and I both saw it, both have same impression of it; but we 
can't ID it. 


Slightly bigger than a junco, it was low in the trees. Neither of us saw its 
head at all. 


Any ideas?

Julie Coghill
Juneau

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Subject: Sabine's Gull/Red Phalaropes
From: "Matt Goff goff AT nawwal.org [Eaglechat]" <Eaglechat-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2014 12:01:02 -0900
We had some unusual visitors to the Channel here in Sitka this week. A
Sabine's Gull and at least a couple of Red Phalaropes are birds more
expected from off-shore waters during migration, so they were kind of late
and in a little close to shore. Perhaps it had something to do with the
storm that blew through to the south of us.

I've posted some photos here, for those that are interested:
http://www.sitkanature.org/wordpress/2014/11/07/recent-unexpected-birds/

Matt Goff
Sitka