Greater white-fronted goose Six were
seen at Eagle Beach September 6 9 (MS, PS,
RG, BA) One had a blue collar (L75). It was
likely a tule Greater White-fronted Goose that
was fitted with at vhf transmitter on the Innoko
NWR in July, 2003 (CE).
Canvasback. A drake was on Twin Lakes October
12 14 (BA, SZ)
Redhead. A male was seen on Moose Lake on
September 15 16 (PS). Two females were
reported on Twin Lakes on October 25 (MB). A male
was seen there from November 6 16. (SZ,
Hooded Merganser. One or two pairs were seen
on Twin Lakes from mid-October through freezeup
in mid-November (m.obs.). Five females were on
the Mendenhall Wetlands on November 6 (SZ). Photo by Steve Zimmerman
American Coot. First reported from Twin Lakes
on September 19 (one bird), one to three coots
were seen on Twin Lakes from then through
freezeup in mid-November (m.obs.). Another
sighting was made at the police station pond on
October 7 (MK).
Raptor sightings: on September 14, GV sighted
61 raptors (not including Bald Eagles) in the
area between Tee Harbor and the end of the road.
These included 3 Osprey, 10 Buteo sp. (at least
one adult dark-phased and one adult
light-phasedRed-tailed Hawks), 12 Kestrels, 12
Sharp-shinned Hawks, 20 Northern Harriers, 1
Peregrine and 3 Merlin.
Osprey. Three were seen between Tee Harbor and
the end of the road on September 14 (GV). Single
birds were seen on the Mendenhall Wetlands on
September 14 and October 8 (LC) and another was
seen at Cropley Lake on September 19 (AS). A
single bird was seen near the mouth of Eagle
River on October 12, and two were seen flying
over the Mendenhall Wetlands on October 13 (SZ).
Peregrine Falcon. A single bird was seen near
Fish Creek on September 12 (PS, SZ).
American Golden Plover. One was seen at Eagle
Beach on September 17 (PS). A juvenile was seen
on the Mendenhall Wetlands (dike) on weekend of
August 9 (AD, GV).
Semipalmated Plover. An unusually large flock
of 43 birds was seen at Eagle Beach on the
weekend of August 9 (GV).
Solitary Sandpiper. Three were seen along the
Mendenhall Wetlands (dike) on weekend of August 9
Bairds Sandpiper. Six were seen at Eagle
Beach on August 31 (MS).
Stilt Sandpiper. First juvenile was seen on
the Mendenhall Wetlands (dike) on August 8 (PS).
Two more were seen there that weekend of August 9
Pomarine Jaeger. Jaegers are seldom seen in
the Juneau area. On August 12, five were seen
from the seawatch overlook ¼ mile prior to the
Blue Mussel Cabin at Point Bridget. Not all were
identifiable, but at least one was a light phase
Pomarine Jaeger being chased by two light phase
Parasitic Jaegers (PS).
Glaucous Gull. A juvenile was seen at Eagle
Beach on September 22 (PS).
Barred Owl. One was seen in the early evening
near Tee Harbor on October 23 (BW).
Northern Pygmy Owl. Sightings of single birds
were made at mileposts 10, 12, 25, 33, 36, 39 and
in Auke Bay (GV) and on North Douglas Island (SZ)
during the last two weeks in October. Three were
reported from Point Couverden on October 25
Northern Hawk Owl. One was seen near the Point
Bridget Trailhead On October 1 (GV).
Vauxs Swift. A flock of approximately
125 birds was seen on 9/12 at Fish Creek (PS).
Hairy Woodpecker. An apparent female
septentrionalis Hairy Woodpecker was seen at a
Juneau highlands feeder for approximately three
weeks in October (GV).
Downy Woodpecker. A male nelsoni Downy
Woodpecker was seen 39 Mile near the Cowee Creek
bridge on October 26 (GV).
Three-toed Woodpecker. One was seen at Point
Bridget on October 5 (DM, m.obs).
Olive-sided Flycatcher. Four were seen at
Point Bridget on weekend of August 10/11 (GV).
Hammonds Flycatcher. A late Empidonax
flycatcher, likely a Hammonds, was seen at
Fish Creek on September 16 (PS).
Black-capped Chickadee. A report of a single
bird from Point Bridget on October 5 (LB, DM, BA,
MH, SZ), was followed by several additional
sightings of this species in Juneau including one
at 33 mile on October 17 (GV), three along
Perseverance Trail on October 23 (MB), one at a
feeder in town on October 27 (MM), and two out
the road and four near downtown during the week
of October 20 24 (GV).
Red-breasted Nuthatch. One was seen at Point
Bridget on weekend of August 10/11 (GV).
Brown Creeper. Two Brown Creepers, which
appeared to be of the Interior alascensis
subspecies, were seen at 39 mile on October 26
Red-throated Pipit. Two were seen on
September 6 and 7 on the grasslands near the Boy
Scout camp at Eagle Beach (GV, m.obs.). One of
the birds was seen through at least September 20
Cedar Waxwing. On September 9, several
juvenile Cedar Waxwings were observed calling
(begging?) along Radcliffe Road. On September 10,
at least six juvenile birds with 2 adults were
seen there. Breeding has not previously been
documented for this species which is rare in
Bohemian Waxwing. Small flocks were reported
at several locations in Juneau including near the
Juneau Job Center in the Valley on November 19
(BA), near Capitol School November 20-21 (JS),
and by Rotary Park on November 26 (DR).
Red-winged Blackbirds. At least four immature
birds were still being seen in the pond by the
Pioneers Home on October 14 (SZ).