Saturday, June 1, 2024

Temps in the 40s, Partly Sunny, Occasional light sprinkle, Wind W 5-15 mph

Weather, June 1, 2024

Final day

No new birds today.

The Emperor Goose, a Brambling, and a Hawfinch were still present.

It was a great trip!

One lifer — Long-toed Stint.

75 species — fourth best spring record.

Three Asian passerines — Hawfinch, Brambling, Taiga Flycatcher

Two Asian ducks — Tufted Duck, Garganey

Eight Asian shorebirds — Siberian Sand-Plover, Whimbrel (Siberian race), Far Eastern Curlew, Common Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Common Greenshank, Long-toed Stint, Red-necked Stint

Two uncommon Gulls — Black-headed, Herring


I saw only three Common Murres — low for May

The Common Ravens were very scarce

No Asian passerines visited the feeders except for a brief appearance by a Hawfinch the first day and then two others at the end of the trip. Usually, Brambling(s) and Hawfinch(es) will find a feeder early on and feed at it for the duration.

Only one American Green-winged Teal.

Only 5 Northern Pintails. I have had as many as 50 in the spring. And they normally breed here.

No Horned Grebes.

Thew Aleutian Terns were most uncooperative. Giving no :close up and personal” views until the end of the trip.

I missed the following species which were seen by other birders. Ruddy Turnstone, Wandering Tattler, Peregrine Falcon, and Short-eared Owl


Long-toed Stint — My last stint!

Siberian Sand-Plover — Only my second Spring record.

Far Eastern Curlew — Only my fourth record and there were two and one stayed for 6 days!

Common Sandpiper — Only my fourth

Wood Sandpiper — Courting!

I will return on Sept 21, 2024