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Alaska Rare Bird Alert » Blog Archive » RBA ST. PaulIsland, AK May 16th to May 22nd: Common Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Common Snipe, Black-bellied Plover, Cliff Swallow

RBA ST. PaulIsland, AK May 16th to May 22nd: Common Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Common Snipe, Black-bellied Plover, Cliff Swallow


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Welcome birders, this is the St. Paul Rare Bird Alert for the week of May 16 through May 22 sponsored by St. Paul Island Tours. The following sequence of sightings is in taxonomic order; asterisks denote a species of less than annual occurrence or one of particular note.

Birds:  Species count to date - 90

*TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE

Greater White-fronted Goose

Emperor Goose

Cackling Goose (ssp. leucopareia)

Gadwall

Eurasian Wigeon

American Wigeon

Mallard

Northern Shoveler

Northern Pintail

Green-winged Teal (spp. crecca)

Green-winged Teal (spp. carolinensis)

Greater Scaup

Lesser Scaup

*Stellar’s Eider

King Eider

Common Eider

Harlequin Duck

White-winged Scoter

Black Scoter

Long-tailed Duck

Bufflehead

Common Goldeneye

Red-breasted Merganser

Red-throated Loon

Yellow-billed Loon

Horned Grebe

Red-necked Grebe

Northern Fulmar

Short-tailed Shearwater

Red-faced Cormorant

Pelagic Cormorant

*BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER

Pacific Golden-Plover

Semipalmated Plover

Lesser Yellowlegs

*WOOD SANDPIPER

Wandering Tattler

*COMMON SANDPIPER

Whimbrel (spp. variegatus)

Bar-tailed Godwit

Ruddy Turnstone

Semipalmated Sanpiper

Western Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

Rock Sandpiper

Dunlin

Short-billed Dowitcher

Long-billed Dowitcher

Wilson’s Snipe

*Common Snipe

Red-necked Phalarope

Red Phalarope

Pomarine Jaeger

Parasitic Jaeger

Long-tailed Jaeger

Black-headed Gull

Herring Gull (spp. smithsonianus)

Herring Gull (ssp. vegae)

*SLATY-BACKED GULL

Glaucous-winged Gull

Glaucous Gull

Black-legged Kittiwake

Red-legged Kittiwake

Common Murre

Thick-billed Murre

Pigeon Guillemot

Ancient Murrelet

Parakeet Auklet

Least Auklet

Crested Auklet

Horned Puffin

Tufted Puffin

Snowy Owl

Short-eared Owl

Common Raven

*Cliff Swallow

Pacific Wren

American Pipit

Savannah Sparrow

Lapland Longspur

Snow Bunting

Gray-crowned Rosy Finch

Common Redpoll

Hoary Redpoll

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