Green-winged Teal: a surprisingly high number of (151) at North
Douglas Island on the late date of 17 December (PS), with ~20
Eurasian Wigeon: (2) males and 1 hybrid Eurasian X American male in
December; at least 1 male and the hybrid overwintered within a flock
of 150 American wigeon (PS, et al.).
Northern Shoveler: (2) on CBC at Twin Lakes (MS) and then on
Gastineau Channel through 29 December (PS).
Trumpeter Swan: (6) late migrants flying south near Auke Bay on 5
December (GV) and (2) flying towards Pt. Bridget on 26 December (GV).
Ring-necked Duck: 2 or 3 at Twin Lakes through 19 December (GV, PS).
Lesser Scaup: a small flock of (13) overwintered at Salmon Creek
area (GV, PS).
Black Scoter: very scarce this winter.
Willow Ptarmigan: (4) found near downtown Juneau on 27 February (MB)
– a surprisingly rare find in Juneau.
Pacific Loon: the largest aggregation reported this winter was only
~40 at the mouth of Tee Harbor (GV) during January and February.
Pied-billed Grebe: (1) immature on salt water along the downtown
Juneau waterfront on 13 January (GV) through 28 January (MM et al.).
Western Grebe: (1) at Tee Harbor on 15 January (GV).
Sharp-shinned Hawk: more individuals (both adults and immatures)
appeared to have overwintered in the Juneau region than most years –
Golden Eagle: (1) late adult flying south over Pt. Bridget area on 5
American Kestrel: a male attempted to over-winter for the 4th
consecutive winter near Mendenhall Wetlands, persisting until 31
January (LE, GV).
American Coot: (3) at Twin Lakes on 4 December (PS) – one persisted
through 17 December.
Killdeer: (12) at North Douglas Island on 15 February (MB).
Iceland (Kumlien’s) Gull: (1) and possibly (2) 2nd-winter plumaged
individuals photographed roosting among ~50 Thayer’s Gulls at Eagle
Beach (PS, photos, BA, MB) – there are very few modern records of
this subspecies/hybrid for Alaska.
Black-legged Kittiwake: (1) late-lingerer at Auke Bay on 4 December
California Gull: (1) late-lingerer at North Douglas Island on 3
Bonaparte’s Gull: (1) lingering at North Douglas Island on 3
Common Murre: a large number of (700+) on Auke Bay on 27 February (GV).
Northern Hawk Owl: (1) near downtown Juneau on 4 December (MM), a
rare-ish record for the area.
Northern Pygmy-Owl: in much reduced numbers relative to last winter:
(1) calling at 20 Mile on 29 January (GV), and (1) observed
intermittently at North Douglas feeder through the period (PS,
Northern Saw-whet Owl: a rare winter record for Juneau of (1) at an
Auke Bay feeder on 2-5 February (GV) – the individual succumbed,
apparently to cold and starvation.
Northern Three-toed Woodpecker: (3) together at Pt. Bridget on 20
February (PS, photos) may represent a new one-day high count for the
Northern Flicker: (1) red-shafted female (although had red on nape)
at a Douglas Island feeder from 30 December – 18 January (PS,
Ruby-crowned Kinglet: (4) at Mendenhall Wetlands on 6 January (GV) –
probably a new high one-day count in winter for Juneau.
Townsend’s Solitaire: 1 late migrant at Lemon Creek on 4 December
Solitaire (Photo by Paul Suchanek)
Hermit Thrush: 1 late migrant at Pt. Bridget on 7 December (PS) and
1 at North Douglas Island on 25 December (PS).
American Robin: a large flock of (33) near Mendenhall Wetlands on 6
January (GV) – probably a new one-day high-count in winter for
American Pipit: (4) late migrants at Point Bridget on 7 December
(PS), and (1) late-lingerer at Mendenhall Wetlands on 2 January (GV)
and 15 January (MB)– very rare winter records for mainland Alaska.
Yellow-rumped Warbler: (1) late-lingerer at Mendenhall Wetlands on
26 December (GV), and another near Lemon Creek on 10 January (NM).
Tree Sparrow: the largest flock numbered (18) at Mendenhall Wetlands
on 7-8 January (GV, PS, LE).
Fox Sparrow: (4) zaboria-types overwintered at a downtown Juneau
feeder (MM), and (1) dark-coastal bird overwintered at a Tee Harbor
Harris’s Sparrow: (1) near the Mendenhall Wetlands on 13 December (RG,
et al.) and (1) at an Auke Bay feeder on 5-6 February (MS, DM
photos, et al.).
Sparrow (Photo by Deanna MacPhail)
Rusty Blackbird: only (1) reported this winter, at Mendenhall
Wetlands on 7 January (GV, PS).