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Alaska: Fall Migration at Gambell and the Pribilofs

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Gambell in Fall Cumulative Bird List - Download Bird List as PDF

with Gavin Bieber and local leaders as guides.

  • Column A: number of tours (out of 11) on which this species has been recorded
  • Column B: number of days this species was seen on the 2016 tour
  • Column C: maximum daily count for this species on the 2016 tour
A B C
2 Greater White-fronted Goose 1 20 Anser albifrons
9 Emperor Goose 4 45 Chen canagica
3 Snow Goose Chen caerulescens
1 Canada Goose Branta canadensis parvipes
10 “Black” Brant 2 40 Branta bernicla nigricans
8 Cackling Goose 1 250 Branta hutchinsii taverni
8 Tundra Swan 2 130 Cygnus columbianus
10 Eurasian Wigeon 1 6 Anas penelope
8 American Wigeon 1 2000 Anas americana
3 Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
6 Northern Shoveler 1 12 Anas clypeata
11 Northern Pintail 6 500 Anas acuta
10 Green-winged Teal 3 20 Anas crecca
1 Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
1 Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
11 Greater Scaup 1 40 Aythya marila
3 Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis
11 Steller’s Eider 2 6 Polysticta stelleri
6 Spectacled Eider Somateria fischeri
11 King Eider 7 35 Somateria spectabilis
11 Common Eider 5 100 Somateria mollissima
11 Harlequin Duck 7 60 Histrionicus histrionicus
2 Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata
7 White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca
11 Long-tailed Duck 5 12 Clangula hyemalis
3 Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
1 Barrow's Goldeneye Bucephala islandica
4 Common Merganser Mergus merganser
9 Red-breasted Merganser 2 20 Mergus serrator
4 Willow Ptarmigan 1 13 Lagopus lagopus
10 Red-throated Loon 6 6 Gavia stellata
10 Arctic Loon 1 2 Gavia arctica
11 Pacific Loon 7 6 Gavia pacifica
6 Common Loon Gavia immer
9 Yellow-billed Loon 3 1 Gavia adamsii
3 Horned Grebe 1 2 Podiceps auritus
9 Red-necked Grebe 2 2 Podiceps grisegena
11 Northern Fulmar 5 50 Fulmarus glacialis
11 Short-tailed Shearwater 7 1000's Puffinus tenuirostris
11 Pelagic Cormorant 9 45 Phalacrocorax pelagicus
8 Northern Harrier 1 3 Circus cyaneus
11 Rough-legged Hawk 7 6 Buteo lagopus
1 Merlin Falco columbarius
11 Peregrine Falcon 2 1 Falco peregrinus
1 Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus
8 Sandhill Crane 2 15 Antigone canadensis
4 Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
11 Pacific Golden-Plover 6 8 Pluvialis fulva
5 Lesser Sand-Plover Charadrius mongilus
2 Common Ringed Plover 1 1 Charadrius hiaticula
4 Semipalmated Plover 2 6 Charadrius semipalmatus
1 Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
1 Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
11 Gray-tailed Tattler 2 1 Tringa brevipes
5 Wandering Tattler Tringa incana
10 Whimbrel 2 60 Numenius phaeopus
7 Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
9 Ruddy Turnstone 6 25 Arenaria interpres
3 Red Knot 1 10 Calidris canutus
8 Sanderling 5 14 Calidris alba
11 Western Sandpiper 2 6 Calidris mauri
1 Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla
2 Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis
5 Baird’s Sandpiper 1 1 Calidris bairdii
8 Pectoral Sandpiper 2 5 Calidris melanotos
8 Sharp-tailed Sandpiper 3 1 Calidris acuminata
11 Rock Sandpiper 5 10 Calidris ptilocnemis tschuktschorum
11 Dunlin 2 15 Calidris alpina
1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper 1 1 Tryngites subruficollis
11 Long-billed Dowitcher 4 6 Limnodromus scolopaceus
2 Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
3 Wilson's Snipe 1 1 Gallinago delicata
6 Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus
10 Red Phalarope 4 30 Phalaropus fulicarius
11 Black-legged Kittiwake 9 1500 Rissa tridactyla
7 Sabine's Gull Xema sabini
8 Mew Gull 1 1 Larus canus
4 Herring Gull 5 3 Larus argentatus smithsonianus
11 "Vega" Herring Gull 7 25 Larus argentatus vegae
11 Slaty-backed Gull 3 3 Larus schistisagus
11 Glaucous-winged Gull 9 35 Larus glaucescens
11 Glaucous Gull 9 200 Larus hyperboreus
6 Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
3 Aleutian Tern 1 12 Sterna aleutica
10 Pomarine Jaeger 1 1 Stercorarius pomarinus
11 Parasitic Jaeger 7 5 Stercorarius parasiticus
8 Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus
11 Common Murre 4 20 Uria aalge
11 Thick-billed Murre 5 120 Uria lomvia
2 Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle
11 Pigeon Guillemot 5 80 Cepphus columba
6 Kittlitz’s Murrelet Brachyramphus brevirostris
10 Ancient Murrelet 1 3 Synthliboramphus antiquus
11 Least Auklet 5 800 Aethia pusilla
11 Crested Auklet 6 3,000 Aethia cristatella
11 Horned Puffin 9 400 Fratercula corniculata
11 Tufted Puffin 6 120 Fratercula cirrhata
2 Northern Hawk Owl Surnia ulula
4 Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus
2 Short-eared Owl 2 6 Asio flammeus
1 Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla
1 Willow Flycatcher Empidonax traillii
1 Pacific-slope Flycatcher Empidonax difficilis
5 Northern Shrike 1 8 Lanius excubitor
1 Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus
2 Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus
1 Gray Jay Perisoreus canadensis
11 Common Raven 9 8 Corvus corax
2 Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris flava
2 Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
2 American Dipper Cinclus americanus
2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
2 Middendorff’s Grasshopper-Warbler Locustella ochotensis
2 Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
1 Common (Siberian) Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita tristis
4 Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus
11 Arctic Warbler 2 2 Phylloscopus borealis
11 Bluethroat 3 2 Luscinia calliope
11 Northern Wheatear 4 10 Oenanthe oenanthe
3 "Siberian" Stonechat Saxicola torquatus maura
9 Gray-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus
2 Swainson’s Thrush Catharus ustulatus
2 Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
5 American Robin Turdus migratorius
2 Siberian Accentor Prunella montanella
10 Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla tschutschensis
10 White Wagtail 6 11 Motacilla alba
3 Pechora Pipit Anthus gustavi
11 Red-throated Pipit 2 2 Anthus cervinus
10 American Pipit Anthus rubescens
11 "japonicus" American Pipit 2 10 Anthus rubescens japonicus
11 Lapland Longspur 7 250 Calcarius lapponicus
11 Snow Bunting 7 400 Plectrophenax nivalis
2 Northern Waterthrush Parkesia novaboracensis
6 Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata
1 Nashville Warbler Oreothlypis ruficapilla
5 Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia
1 American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
6 Wilson’s Warbler Cardellina pusilla
8 American Tree Sparrow 1 3 Spizelloides arborea
3 Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
11 Savannah Sparrow 3 1 Passerculus sandwichensis
6 “Red” Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca iliaca
5 “Sooty” Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca unalaschcensis
1 Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
10 White-crowned Sparrow 2 2 Zonotrichia leucophrys
9 Golden-crowned Sparrow 4 1 Zonotrichia atricapilla
3 Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco Junco hyemalis
4 Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla
2 Pallas's Bunting Emberiza pallasi
1 Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola
1 Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
2 Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
3 Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus
1 Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
1 Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
8 Common Redpoll Acanthis flammea
11 Hoary Redpoll 4 4 Acanthis hornemanni
3 Pine Siskin Spinus pinus

Possible

11 Parakeet Auklet 5 200 Aethia psittacula

Mammals

1 Red Squirrel Tamiasciurus hudsonicus
7 Saint Lawrence Shrew 1 X Sorex jacksoni
1 Snowshoe (Alaska) Hare Lepus americanus
11 Arctic Ground Squirrel 7 X Spermophilus parryii
6 Northern Red-backed Vole 1 X Clethrionomys rutilus
11 Tundra Vole 7 X Microtus oeconomus
2 Common Porcupine Erethizon dorsatum
1 Beaver Caster canadensis
9 Arctic Fox 1 X Alopex lagopus
6 Red Fox 3 X Vulpes vulpes
3 Grizzly Bear 1 X Ursus arctos
10 Spotted Seal 3 X Phoca largha
5 Steller's Sea Lion 2 X Eumetopias jubatus
3 Short-tailed Weasel 2 X Mustela erminea
4 Moose 1 X Alces alces
6 Reindeer Rangifer tarandus
8 Muskox 3 X Ovibos moschatus
11 Gray Whale 2 X Eschrichtius robustus
5 Humpback Whale 1 X Megaptera novaeangliae
6 Minke Whale 1 X Balaenoptera acutorostrata
2 Orca 1 X Orcinus orca

Fishes

1 Pink Salmon Oncorhynchus gorbuscha

Pribilofs in Fall Cumulative Bird List - Download Bird List as PDF

with Gavin Bieber and local leaders as guides.

  • Column A = number of tours (out of 6) on which this species has been recorded
  • Column B = number of days this species was seen in 2016
  • Column C = maximum daily count for this species in 2016
  • Column D = ANC= Anchorage Only
A B C D
1 Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
1 Emperor Goose Chen canagica
1 Snow Goose Chen caerulescens
2 Brant 4 11 Branta bernicla
2 Cackling Goose (Aleutian) Branta hutchinsii leucopareia
1 Tundra Swan (Whistling) Cygnus columbianus columbianus
1 Tundra Swan (Bewick's) Cygnus columbianus bewickii
3 Eurasian Wigeon 3 2 Anas penelope
2 American Wigeon 1 15 ANC Anas americana
3 Mallard 1 20 ANC Anas platyrhynchos
2 Northern Shoveler 1 12 ANC Anas clypeata
6 Northern Pintail 6 140 Anas acuta
1 Garganey Anas querquedula
6 Green-winged Teal 5 30 Anas crecca
1 Ring-necked Duck 1 5 ANC Aythya collaris
6 Greater Scaup 6 10 Aythya marila
3 Lesser Scaup ANC Aythya affinis
1 Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri
1 Spectacled Eider 2 1 Somateria fischeri
6 King Eider 6 35 Somateria spectabilis
6 Harlequin Duck 6 180 Histrionicus histrionicus
4 White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca
1 Black Scoter Melanitta nigra
6 Long-tailed Duck 5 23 Clangula hyemalis
2 Bufflehead Bucephala albeola
4 Common Goldeneye 5 1 Bucephala clangula
1 Barrow's Goldeneye Bucephala islandica
3 Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
1 Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata
4 Pacific Loon 3 2 Gavia pacifica
1 Common Loon Gavia immer
2 Yellow-billed Loon Gavia adamsii
2 Horned Grebe 2 4 Podiceps auritus
4 Red-necked Grebe 3 1 Podiceps grisegena
6 Northern Fulmar 2 25 Fulmarus glacialis
6 Short-tailed Shearwater 3 30 Puffinus tenuirostris
2 Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus cincinatus
6 Red-faced Cormorant 6 70 Phalacrocorax urile
5 Pelagic Cormorant 4 5 Phalacrocorax pelagicus
3 Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
1 White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla
6 Pacific Golden-Plover 6 31 Pluvialis fulva
1 Lesser Sand-Plover Charadrius mongolus
1 Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
1 Marsh Sandpiper 1 1 Tringa stagnatilis
3 Wood Sandpiper 1 2 Tringa glareola
1 Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria
6 Wandering Tattler 6 7 Tringa incanus
5 Gray-tailed Tattler 4 3 Tringa brevipes
1 Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
6 Ruddy Turnstone 6 200 Arenaria interpres
1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper 1 1 Tryngites subruficollis
3 Ruff 1 1 Philomachus pugnax
6 Sharp-tailed Sandpiper 6 50 Calidris acuminata
4 Red-necked Stint 2 2 Calidris ruficollis
1 Little Stint Calidris minuta
2 Dunlin 1 2 Calidris alpina
6 Rock Sandpiper 6 700 Calidris ptilocnemis ptilocnemis
4 "Mainland" Rock Sandpiper 2 3 Calidris ptilocnemis tsutchkorum
1 Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii
6 Pectoral Sandpiper 4 10 Calidris melanotos
1 Red Knot 1 1 Calidris canutus
1 Sanderling 3 1 Calidris alba
1 Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla
4 Western Sandpiper 5 15 Calidris mauri
6 Long-billed Dowitcher 5 35 Limnodromus scolopaceus
2 Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
4 Common Snipe 2 2 Gallinago gallinago
1 Solitary Snipe Gallinago solitaria
1 Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus
6 Red-necked Phalarope 2 2 Phalaropus lobatus
6 Red Phalarope 6 45 Phalaropus fulicarius
6 Black-legged Kittiwake 6 4000 Rissa tridactyla
6 Red-legged Kittiwake 4 100 Rissa brevirostris
1 Sabine's Gull Xema sabini
1 Mew Gull Larus canus camtschatchensis
6 Glaucous-winged Gull 6 450 Larus glaucescens
5 Glaucous Gull 3 2 Larus hyperboreus
4 Herring (Vega) Gull Larus argentatus vegae
3 Herring (American) Gull 2 1 Larus argentatus smithsonianus
5 Slaty-backed Gull 2 2 Larus schistisagus
1 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
1 Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
3 Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus
3 Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus
1 Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus
5 Common Murre Uria aalge
6 Thick-billed Murre 2 12 Uria lomvia
4 Pigeon Guillemot 1 1 Cepphus columba
2 Ancient Murrelet 1 1 Synthliboramphus antiquus
2 Parakeet Auklet Aethia psittacula
6 Horned Puffin 5 30 Fratercula corniculata
6 Tufted Puffin 3 20 Fratercula cirrhata
1 Rock Pigeon Columba livia
Northern Boobook Ninox scutulata
1 Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus
1 Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
1 Boreal Owl 3 1 Aegolius funereus
2 Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
1 Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
1 Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
1 Pacific Swift Apus pacificus
Belted Kingfisher Ceryle alcyon
Merlin Falco columbarius
Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus
3 Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris
1 Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus
6 Black-billed Magpie 1 2 ANC Pica hudsonia
3 Common Raven Corvus corax
Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis
Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris
Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
2 Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
6 Black-capped Chickadee 1 12 ANC Poecile atricapillus
3 Boreal Chickadee 1 2 ANC Poecile hudsonicus
5 Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 4 ANC Sitta canadensis
5 Pacific Wren 5 18 Troglodytes pacificus alascensis
3 Golden-crowned Kinglet 1 2 ANC Regulus satrapa
3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 1 ANC Regulus calendula
1 Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
1 Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita tristis
1 Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus
1 Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus
1 Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis
1 Siberian Rubythroat Luscinia calliope
1 Bluethroat Luscinia svecica
1 Taiga Flycatcher Ficedula albicilla
2 Gray-streaked Flycatcher Muscicapa griseisticta
Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica
1 Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
5 Gray-cheeked Thrush 3 1 Catharus minimus
1 Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
1 Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
1 American Robin 1 1 ANC Turdus migratorius
3 European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
Siberian Accentor Prunella montanella
2 Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla tschutschensis
White Wagtail Motacilla alba
1 Pechora Pipit 1 1 Anthus gustavi
1 Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni
3 Red-throated Pipit 2 1 Anthus cervinus
5 American Pipit 4 2 Anthus rubescens pacificus
2 "Japonicus" American Pipit Anthus rubescens japonicus
6 Lapland Longspur 6 400 Calcarius lapponicus
6 Snow Bunting 6 150 Plectrophenax nivalis
1 Northern Waterthrush Parkesia noveboracensis
3 Orange-crowned Warbler 1 2 ANC Oreothlypis celata
Cape May Warbler Setophaga tigrina
1 Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia
4 Yellow Warbler 1 1 Setophaga petechia
Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata
3 Yellow-rumped Warbler 1 1 ANC Setophaga coronata
2 Townsend's Warbler Setophaga townsendi
5 Wilson's Warbler 1 1 Cardellina pusilla
1 American Tree Sparrow 1 1 Spizella arborea
Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
6 Savannah Sparrow 2 2 Passerculus sandwichensis
5 "Sooty" Fox Sparrow 1 2 Passerella iliaca unalaschensis
1 "Red" Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca zaboria
1 Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
1 Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
3 White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
6 Golden-crowned Sparrow 2 2 Zonotrichia atricapilla
2 Dark-eyed Junco 1 1 ANC Junco hyemalis
1 Rusty Blackbird 1 2 ANC Euphagus carolinus
1 Brambling Fringilla montifringilla
6 Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch 6 150 Leucosticte tephrocotis umbrina
1 Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus
1 Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
1 Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
1 White-winged Crossbill Loxia leucoptera
4 Common Redpoll Acanthis flammea
4 Hoary Redpoll 1 2 Acanthis hornemanni

Mammals

2 Pribilof Shrew 2 X Sorex pribilofensis
5 Red Squirrel 1 X ANC Tamiasciurus hudsonicus
1 Moose Alces alces
3 Reindeer Rangifer tarandus
6 Arctic Fox 6 X Alopex lagopus
6 Northern Fur Seal 5 X Callorhinus ursinus
6 Steller's Sea Lion 4 X Eumetopias jubatus
6 Harbor Seal 4 X Phoca vitulina
3 Orca 2 X Orcinus orca