PBSP = Point Bridget State Park
Double-crested Cormorant. An immature bird was
seen on Auke Bay on May 25 (GV).
Snow Goose. The first sighting of this species was
of two birds at Point Bridget State Park (PBSP) on
April 16 (PS). One or two birds were seen on the
Mendenhall Wetlands starting on April 26 (BA) and
extending through at least May 14 (m. obs.).
Rosss Goose. First found on May 10
(PS), this bird appeared to be traveling with a Snow
Goose. The two were seen through May 14 on the
Mendenhall Wetlands (m.obs).
Green-winged Teal (Eurasian race). A pair
was sighted March 20 to April 19 at Fish Creek (PS).
Another pair seen at Eagle Beach on May 5 (PS).
Possibly another male was seen at the Mendenhall
Wetlands on May 9 (PS).
Eurasian Wigeon. Up to 3 males were observed near
Fish Creek in March and April. Sightings of a single
male Eurasian Wigeon were made at several locations
around the Mendenhall Wetlands during April and
through May 4 (BA). A pair of birds at Fish Creek was
photographed on April 14 (PS) and a different pair
was observed April 19-23.
Cinnamon Teal. A pair were seen on the Mendenhall
River on May 5 (MB) and sightings of this species
along the Mendenhall River continued through at least
May 22 (BA, PS) with 2 males on May 18.
Canvasback. A female was first seen on Twin Lakes
on April 17 (GV). Sightings of a single male were
made at Moose Lake (Dredge Lakes) on April 26 (PS),
on April 29 (DR) and May 4 (GB) in a pond along
Riverside Drive, and on Norton Lake during much of
the last week of May (DM, m. obs.). A few birds also
observed on Mendenhall Wetlands in late April.
Redhead. Two males and 1 female were seen near the
mouth of the Mendenhall River on May 5 (MB) and May 7
King Eider. An adult drake was seen feeding
on herring eggs with several thousand scoters at PBSP
on May 8 (PS).
King Eider. Photo by Paul
Black Scoter. Only a few sightings in March and
then three were seen feeding on herring eggs at PBSP
on May 8 (PS).
Hooded Merganser. A pair were seen on Twin Lakes
on March 8 (BA). A male was seen on Moose Lake on
April 27 (PS). A pair was seen in a pond along the
Herbert River Trail on May 10 (MB). A male was seen
at the mouth of the Mendenhall River on May 13 (SZ).
Ruddy Duck. A female was on south Twin Lake
on May 5 (SZ, PS).
Osprey One on Mendenhall Wetlands on May 21
Golden Eagle. An immature bird was seen soaring
with Bald Eagles at PBSP on May 15 (MB).
Red-tailed Hawk. A Harlans-type bird was
seen at PBSP on April 12 (PS). An adult
Kriders-type bird was seen sitting along
Thane Road on April 27 and 28 (GV, DM photo). This
sighting represents perhaps the third Kriders
record for Alaskaall from Juneau (April 6, 1998
and April 18, 2003) .
Peregrine Falcon. One seen on the Mendenhall
Wetlands on May 4 (MS, PS).
Gyrfalcon. A single, white-morph bird was
seen at PBSP on April 17 (RA), and in the upper
Mendenhall Valley on April 19 (KH).
Sora. A Sora was seen and photographed in
the Norton Lake (Dredge Lakes) area on April 26 (PS,
MB). A Sora was also heard calling beginning May 3
(GV) and then was seen on May 10 (SZ, JS, RG) in the
marsh by the Pioneers Home.
Sora. Photo by Paul Suchanek.
American Coot. A single bird was seen at
Twin Lakes on May 1-6 (JM, GV).
Sandhill Crane. Three were seen on the Mendenhall
Wetlands on May 6 (MS).
Pacific Golden Plover. Two of three were
photographed on the Mendenhall Wetlands on May 4
(PS), another observed on May 20 (PS, RG). A flock of
12 American Golden Plovers was seen on the Mendenhall
Wetlands on May 11 (GV).
Hudsonian Godwit. Single Hudsonian Godwits were
reported on the Mendenhall Wetlands on April 26 (MB)
and May 7 (RG), and a pair were reported on May 8
(RA). A late migrant was observed at Eagle Bach on
May 28 (GV).
Marbled Godwit. A single bird was seen on April 29
(PS) and May 2 (BA).
Red Knot. Two observed on May 11 (PS) on the
Sanderling. The first single Sanderling was
reported on April 26 on the Mendenhall Wetlands (MB).
The two latest birds were seen on May 29 on the
Mendenhall Wetlands (PS, BA).
White-rumped Sandpiper. A single bird was
seen on the Mendenhall Wetlands on May 5 (MB).
Wilsons Phalarope. A single bird was
observed on the Mendenhall Wetlands on May 22 (MB,
Parasitic Jaeger. One was observed from the
Mendenhall Wetlands on May 22 (BA, LB, RG). Other
single bird sightings were seen outside the Juneau
checklist area at Point Retreat on May 21 and near
Endicott Arm/Tracy Arm on May 22 (MS).
California Gull. An adult was seen at the Eagle
Beach gull-roost on May 28 (GV).
Caspian Tern Two on May 26 at PBSP (PS).
Tufted Puffin. A single bird was seen in Stevens
Passage (outside the Juneau checklist area) near the
entrance to Tracy Arm on May 22 (MS).
Northern Pygmy-Owl. Single individuals were seen
on March 8 and 12 (Mendenhall Valley), March 18 and
27 (Auke Bay), March 31 (Lemon Creek), April 17
(Eagle Beach) and April 18 (Mile 41) (GV).
Downy Woodpecker (glacialis subspecies).
One male at a suet feeder on March 26-27 and April 4
at Auke Bay (GV).
Northern Flicker. A Yellow-shafted bird was seen
at PBSP on April 16-17 (MB). A pair (one of which was
a "yellow shafted" male) were displaying
and vocalizing at a muskeg at 35 Mile on May
29only the second record of a pair in Juneau.
Hammonds Flycatcher. A singing bird was
observed near the Treadwell Gloryhole on May 9 (MB).
Says Phoebe. A single bird was
reported from the Salmon Creek Trail parking lot on
May3 (MB) and from the airport dike trail area on May
Northern Shrike. First reported near the
Pioneers home on March 13 (SU), other birds
were seen on the Mendenhall Wetlands on April 9 (1
bird - MB), and at PBSP on April 10 (5 birds - MB)
and latest on April19 at Mendenhall Wetlands (1 bird
Cassins Vireo. A single bird was seen
in the Lena Beach area on May 3 (LV)
Warbling Vireo. Two were seen/heard near the
beginning of the Moraine Trail at the Mendenhall
Visitors Center on May 29 (DM, m. obs.).
Horned Lark. Thirty-five were seen at PBSP on
April 16 (PS) and 12 on April 17 (MB). Horned Larks
were also reported several times from the Mendenhall
Wetlands in mid-late April to early May. The high
count was 22 on April 20 (PS).
Horned Lark. Photo by Paul
Cliff Swallow. One was seen at Norton Lake on May
Black-capped Chickadee. A single bird was
seen in Evergreen Cemetery on March 13 (LB).
Red-breasted Nuthatch. One was seen at Norton Lake
on May 31 (MB), and another sighting was reported
from Moose Lake on the same day (MS).
Mountain Bluebird. The first two birds were found
on April 4 at the Mendenhall Wetlands (GV). An
astonishing 19 birds were seen at PBSP on April 11--a
number which was then exceeded by the 26 bird flock
seen there on April 16-17 (MB, PS). Nine were also
reported from Eagle Beach on April 15 (BA, PS), and
two were seen near the golf course from April 15
Female mountain bluebird.
Photo by Paul Suchanek
Male mountain Bluebird.
Photo by Doug Jones
Townsends Solitaire. Many sightings with the
first one seen in the PBSP on April 11 (PS) with a
peak of 6 on 16 April, four were seen there on April
17 (MB) and April 24 (PS). On May 2, a single bird
was seen near the rifle range in the upper Mendenhall
Cedar Waxwing. A single bird was seen on the
Mendenhall Forelands on May 31 (GV). This is perhaps
the earliest record for this bird in Juneau.
"Audubons" Yellow-rumped Warbler.
First male seen on April 30 at Eagle Beach (PS). Last
one was seen near Norton Lake on May 27 (MB).
MacGilllivrays Warbler. One very early bird
seen on May 10 at the Mendenhall Wetlands (GV).
Northern Waterthrush. At least two birds were
heard singing along the trail to Norton Lake on May
29 (PS, DM, m. obs.).
Western Tanager. Two were seen at PBSP on May 15
Dickcissel. A male bird was found on May 22
near the beginning of the airport dike trail (BM). It
was found again the following morning and
photographed (DM, m.obs). This is a first Alaska
record for this bird.
Dickcissel. Photo by Deanna
Savannah Sparrow. A very early bird on March 31 at
an Auke Bay feeder (GV).
Brown-headed Cowbird. A male was photographed on
May 14 at Amalga Harbor (EM).
Lapland Longspur. One on March 13 at Mendenhall
Wetlands may have overwintered (?) (GV).
Red Crossbill. This species was virtually absent
this winter and spring. The first report finally
occurred on May 27 when a flock of 18 birds was
observed at Douglas (GV).