Friday, May 18, 2012

AK - Bristle-thighed Curlews near Homer

First day in Alaska was spent driving from Anchorage to Homer with many birding/scenic stops along the way.

The best bird highlight came late in the day when we reached Anchor Pt and were able to relocate two of the recently found Bristle-thighed Curlews. Tom Johnson and Melissa Roach also located one, which was either a third bird or one of the two seen earlier up the beach together. After sunset two birds were again seen simultaneously, each roosting with small flocks of Whimbrel.

Non-avian highlights were certainly Dall Sheep, Mountain Goats, and River Otters. Oh yeah, and the many roadside moose were cool too.

- NB

2 comments:

  1. Glad you made it out there Nick...doesn't get any better than birding in Alaksa.

    Cheers,

    James

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  2. Thanks James. Was a really nice initial visit. Pretty sure I got something like 7 or so life birds on the trip. Scenery and mammals were as good as the birds.

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