Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 Alaska Day Eight

Bar-tailed GodwitShort-eared OwlRock PtarmiganRock PtarmiganEastern Yellow WagtailLong-tailed DuckWillow Ptarmigan
2 eBird checklists
Teller Road
eBird - Casual Observation, 0mins,
eBird - Casual Observation, 0mins,

Teller afforded us views of real sea ice and several bird species standing on said ice -- Kittiwakes, gulls, cormorants, and Harlequin Ducks. Revisiting the Teller Road allowed us to take side trips to find the Golden Plovers (Pacific and American). Twenty marvelous minutes with a Short-eared Owl coursing over the tundra near Milepost 26. Photo opportunities with a mated pair of banded Bar-tailed Godwits K1 (female) and J9 (male). Our most unexpected sighting was a Gyrfalcon pair around Milepost 28.

Mammals: small herd of 9 Musk Ox; three different herds of Reindeer; Arctic Ground Squirrel.

45 Species
2 Locations