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WINGS Birding Tours – Bird List

Study in White: Polar Bears and Ivory Gulls of Svalbard

Please note that bird lists are displayed in a tabular format that may be difficult to read on smaller devices.

Prospective Bird list

with Luke Seitz

Column A: 1 = We should see (greater than 90% chance)
Column B: 2 = We may see (50%-90% chance)
Column C: 3 = Species is possible, but unlikely (20%-50% chance)

NC A B C
Pink-footed Goose 1 Anser brachyrhynchus
Brant 2 Branta bernicla
Barnacle Goose 1 Branta leucopsis
King Eider 2 Somateria spectabilis
Common Eider 1 Somateria mollissima
Long-tailed Duck 2 Clangula hyemalis
Rock Ptarmigan 1 Lagopus muta
Red-throated Loon 1 Gavia stellata
Northern Fulmar 1 Fulmarus glacialis
Common Ringed Plover 2 Charadrius hiaticula
Ruddy Turnstone 2 Arenaria interpres
Dunlin 3 Calidris alpina
Purple Sandpiper 1 Calidris maritima
Red Phalarope 1 Phalaropus fulicarius
Great Skua Stercorarius skua
Pomarine Jaeger 3 Stercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic Jaeger 1 Stercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed Jaeger 2 Stercorarius longicaudus
Dovekie 1 Alle alle
Thick-billed Murre 1 Uria lomvia
Black Guillemot 1 Cepphus grylle
Atlantic Puffin 2 Fratercula arctica
Black-legged Kittiwake 1 Rissa tridactyla
Ivory Gull 1 Pagophila eburnea
Sabine's Gull 3 Xema sabini
Herring Gull 3 Larus argentatus
Glaucous Gull 1 Larus hyperboreus
Great Black-backed Gull 2 Larus marinus
Arctic Tern 1 Sterna paradisaea
Snow Bunting 1 Plectrophenax nivalis

Mammals

Polar Bear 1 Ursus maritimus
Arctic Fox 1 Vulpes lagopus
Walrus 1 Odobenus rosmarus
Harp Seal 3 Pagophilus groenlandicus
Harbor Seal 2 Phoca vitulina
Ringed Seal 1 Pusa hispida
Bearded Seal 1 Erignathus barbatus
Hooded Seal 3 Cystophora cristata
Blue Whale 3 Balaenoptera musculus
Fin Whale 2 Balaenoptera physalus
Humpback Whale 3 Megaptera novaeangilae
Minke Whale 2 Balaenoptera acutorostrata
White-beaked Dolphin 2 Lagenorhynchus albirostris
Beluga 2 Delphinapterus leucas
Caribou 1 Rangifer tarandus