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TIMELINE SERIES: February 16th 2017, I Saw 3 LIFERS On The Way To School...

Posted Friday 2nd February 2018 at 21:41 by alaskabirder
I don't think I've ever seen even just 1 lifer on the way to school, except, I miracuously saw 3 on Febuary 16th, and ALL members of Calcariidae... My NBB (non-birder brother), Brian, was driving me to school on Feb. 16th, 2017. A couple minutes from our house, there's a small experimental farming field. Often times, it's filled with Snow and Canada Geese and cranes during spring and fall migration, but this time, it was filled with something different. Under normal circumstances, it's actually...
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TIMELINE SERIES: July 22nd 2017, DENALI HIGHWAY!

Posted Friday 2nd February 2018 at 21:39 by alaskabirder
Updated Friday 2nd February 2018 at 21:41 by alaskabirder
Hello Kingbirds! If y'll have checked out my Alaska Photo Gall, then you know of Denali Highway! The views are BREATHTAKING right? I guess that's a rhetorical question. Denali Highway IS BREATHTAKING! No question about it. What I haven't told you you about Denali Highway, I hit one of Alaska's best breeding birds it has to offer! It's a flycatcher. An Empid to be exact, and no, I didn't hit the bird with a car, I hit it hard and fast with my binos! This Empid is widespread during migration in the...
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TIMELINE SERIES: August 13-14 2016, My FIRST Rarity Chase!

Posted Friday 2nd February 2018 at 21:37 by alaskabirder
Hi all! The word "rarity" intimidated me when I was 14. I thought surely if it was casual or accidental, I would NEVER see it, or it would be highly unlikely. Well now after chasing an accidental, I know now that casuals and accidentals are just as obtainable as any common bird. Rare bird reports happen every day here in Maricopa. Most are locally and county rare, but sometimes, like before I was a birder (back when I used the term "birdwatching" and couldn't tell you which was...
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TIMELINE SERIES: August 27-28 2016, Yellow-billed-Chicka-Merg-Duck!

Posted Friday 2nd February 2018 at 21:34 by alaskabirder
Hi everyone! I was thinking of doing the posts chronologically, but I really want to start with some of the more memorable posts first. I've kind of given myself a headache trying to remember all the buildup that came before the lifers in early 2016. This story, however, is definitely impossible to forget. I've always wanted to share this amazing story with others.
In the early morning of Aug 27th, we were heading out of a small motel on the outskirts of the smallest "city" in Alaska,...
Jared Conaway
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TIMELINE SERIES: Duck, Duck, GOOSE, and a cool Duck...

Posted Friday 2nd February 2018 at 21:28 by alaskabirder
It was a sunny day in May, 2016... A walk around Reflections Lake was agreed upon. Reflections Lake is an interesting birding location, because a lot of times it is dreadfully boring, but then there are times it hands out great lifers like free candy! Because of its usually dreadfully boring reputation, I have stopped going there with high or even low expectations. I used to expect or dream of a long wanted Northern Harrier to fly in over the vast marshland below the observation tower. Every visit,...
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