Cinnamon Teal: (1) male on 21 May at Point
Bridget State Park (PS photo, BA, DM), and 1hybrid CITE X BWTE male on 18 May at Mendenhall
Wetlands (PS photo).
Green-winged (Common) Teal: (1) male on 25 April
at Eagle Beach and (1) male on 5 May at Mendenhall Wetlands (PS).
Wood Duck: (1) in the Mendenhall Valley on 10
March – 27 April (RM, m.obs).
King Eider: (1) female at Pt. Bridget on 16 – 19
May (PS photo, ND, MB, MS).
Double-crested Cormorant: (3) on 6 May (MS, MB), and
(3) on 25 May near Benjamin Island (PS).
Swainson’s Hawk: (1) dark-phase adult at Pt.
Bridget on 25 May (PS photo).
Gyrfalcon: (1) light-gray bird on N. Douglas Is.
during March to mid-April (m. obs).
White-tailed Ptarmigan: (4) near the Mendenhall
Glacier on 13 March (PS photo).
Virginia Rail: (1) presumed over-winterer in the
lower Mendenhall Valley on 14 – 16 March (RA, m.obs.) – the bird
subsequently perished due to the cold (UAM specimen); (1) migrant
calling on 22 May in an upper Mendenhall Valley marsh (PS photo, ND
Sora: (1) on 22 May in a Lemon Creek marsh (DR,
et al.); an amazing (3) on 28 May at Windfall Lake (DR).
American Coot: (1) at Twin Lakes on 6-7 May (PS,
Pacific Golden Plover: (14) at Mendenhall Wetlands
on 5-6 May (GV, ND) – perhaps the highest count ever for Juneau.
Marbled Godwit: (4) at Mendenhall Wetlands on 25
April (PS). Single birds observed in various locations through 8
Upland Sandpiper: (2) on 11 May at Point Bridget
State Park (PS)
Red Knot: (1) late lingerer at Eagle Beach (GV, MS,
JS, MK) and another (1) at Mendenhall Wetlands (PS, RG), both on 28
May. A few other earlier May observations of this species occurred
Jaeger sp.: (7) presumed parasitics flying up Lynn
Canal near 23 Mile on 28 May: 6 dark phased birds in a single flock
followed by a single light-phased individual (GV, MS, JS, MK).
Probably the largest number of jaegers ever seen in the Juneau
Western X Glaucous-winged Gull hybrid: (1)
subadult at Pt. Bridget on 21 May (PS photo).
Lesser Black-backed Gull: (1) adult seen at a
gull-roost at the mouth of the Mendenhall River and at the
Mendenhall Glacier gull colony on 24 April (PS) through 28 May (GV,
MS, JS, MK) – presumably this is the same individual that has
occurred in Juneau since 1993.
California Gull: (1) on 18 May at Mendenhall
Iceland Gull: (1) nominate 2nd
year bird at Pt. Bridget on 21 May (PS photo). Also, (1)
Kumlien’s 2nd year bird at Pt.
Bridget on 14 May (RG, PS).
Caspian Tern: earliest individual (1) on 28
April on Mendenhall Wetlands (PS), then (1 - 2) through 23 May (GV,
Kittlitz’s Murrelet: (2) in winter-plumage on 6 May
near South Shelter Island (RG, MB, et al.).
Northern Pygmy Owl: (7) different individuals
heard tooting in 7 separate locations north of Auke Bay on the
weekend of 25-27 March (GV). Heard (2) as late as 25 May at Pt.
Cliff Swallow: the small colony in a horse stable
found last year near the Mendenhall Wetlands was again occuppied
this spring – 6 active nests. Perhaps the only colony in SE Alaska?
Say’s Phoebe: (1) at Point Bridget on 19 May (MS,
PS, MB) and (1) on 25 May at Mendenhall Glacier (MS).
Mountain Bluebird: (2) males at Mendenhall
Wetlands on 15-16 April (PR, GV), (1) male on 11 May (PS) and 19 May
at Pt. Bridget (PS, MS, MB).
European Starling: no(!) reports this Spring – has
the species become functionallly extinct in Juneau?
Blackpoll Warbler: (4) observed in a single
day (28 May) – 2 on the Mendenhall Glacier Forelands, and 2 at
Brotherhood Bridge Trail (GV, MS, JS, MK) – probably the largest
single-day count ever for Juneau.
Swamp Sparrow: (1) at Pt. Bridget on 16 May (PS
White-throated Sparrow: (1) overwintered at Auke
Bay and was last seen in full body-molt on 7 April (GV).
Brown-headed Cowbird: (1) female at a horse
stable near the Mendenhall Wetlands on 28 May (GV, JS, MS, MK).
White-winged Crossbill: (1) recently fledged
juvenile at Auke Bay on 25 March (GV).
Note to readers: Sightings of birds that are very rare or accidental
are in bold type.