Monday, May 13, 2013

Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival

A great time was had by all this weekend at the shorebird festival in Homer. We were blessed with nice weather most of the weekend and beautiful calm seas. I will post photos as time permits, but I wanted to get a list up of the birds I saw over the weekend. I could not get good photos of many, as we were rocking along in a small boat much of the time. I counted 50 separate species if you include the Double-crested Cormorant and Arctic Tern seen Cooper Landing. These include:

Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Red-necked Grebe
Horned Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Northern Pintail
Northern Shoveler
Green-winged Teal
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Red-breasted Merganser
Bald Eagle
Black-bellied Plover
Pacific Golden-Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Ruddy Turnstone
Black Turnstone
Western Sandpiper
Wilson's Snipe
Red-necked Phalarope
Glaucous-winged Gull
Black-legged Kittiwake
Common Murre
Pigeon Guillemot
Kittlitz's Murrelet
Tufted Puffin
Black-billed Magpie
Common Raven
Northwestern Crow
Tree Swallow
American Pipit
Orange-crowned Warbler
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lapland Longspur
Greater White-fronted Goose
Sandhill Crane
Mew Gull
Marbled Murrelet


Rafts of Common Murres

Pelagic Cormorants

Harlequin Ducks

Common Murre

Sandpipers, Dunlins

Scaup and Wigeon

Orange-crowned Warbler

Golden-crowned Sparrow

Birders on the Danny J

Pelagic Cormorants

Tufted Puffin

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