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Owls in Alaska (Anchorage, Denali and Seward) (1 Viewer)

lgonz1008

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Long shot question, but figured I'd give it a try. Doing a trip to Alaska later this week, Anchorage, Denali and Seward, for every other target, eBird has been helpful, as usual, but isn't helping my cause to find any of the owl species due to them being sensitive (Northern Hawk and Great Gray Owl) or simply being only reported in private property (Boreal and Northern Saw-whet Owl).

If anyone knows of a place to try for these species between Fairbanks and Seward, please let me know!

I'll leave my full target list here for anyone that has feedback on these other species too:
  • Tundra Swan
  • Long-tailed Duck
  • Cackling Goose
  • Brant
  • Spruce Grouse
  • Rock Ptarmigan
  • White-tailed Ptarmigan
  • Surfbird
  • Aleutian Tern
  • American Goshawk
  • Northern Hawk Owl
  • Great Gray Owl
  • Boreal Owl
  • Northern Saw-whet Owl
  • Gyrfalcon
  • American Three-toed Woodpecker
  • Bohemian Waxwing
  • Northern Wheatear
  • Lapland Longspur
  • Smith's Longspur
  • Townsend's Solitaire
 
I’ve seen Northern Hawk Owl on spruce tree tops between Gunsight Mountain (around mile 110) and Glennallen during drives along the Glenn Highway during daylight hours. Tolsona campground used to have a regular pair of Great Grays nesting near the main office building. They took people on hikes to spot them so I’m hoping this doesn’t violate any forum rules. If so, moderators, please feel free to delete this post. It’s been a few years since I’ve heard of them being in that area though. Great Grays were eruptive in Anchorage last summer, with sightings along the Coastal Trail bike path and Campbell Creek bike paths pretty common, even during the day. I have not heard of any reports this summer. Good luck!
 
I’ve seen Northern Hawk Owl on spruce tree tops between Gunsight Mountain (around mile 110) and Glennallen during drives along the Glenn Highway during daylight hours. Tolsona campground used to have a regular pair of Great Grays nesting near the main office building. They took people on hikes to spot them so I’m hoping this doesn’t violate any forum rules. If so, moderators, please feel free to delete this post. It’s been a few years since I’ve heard of them being in that area though. Great Grays were eruptive in Anchorage last summer, with sightings along the Coastal Trail bike path and Campbell Creek bike paths pretty common, even during the day. I have not heard of any reports this summer. Good luck!
Thanks! I'll see if I can manage to see any of these and let you know!
 

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