Here's what all of my birding friends have been waiting for: a bird report from Attu. It's been a whirlwind week since I returned to civilization and have had access to the internet, and I've spent most of that time chasing rare birds in Arizona, on top of trying to plan and schedule the remainder of my June travels, and keep writing my book while things are still fresh in my mind. Instead of sharing the content of my book, detailing each day on Attu, I'm providing a synopsis of the trip birds and what we did. You'll have to invite me out to dinner to hear the juicy details. 

Species List:

Birds: Alaska gave me 40 new year birds

Rarest bird: Far Eastern Curlew 

Birds I missed that others saw: Pin-tailed Snipe, Eurasian Hobby, Solitary Snipe (saw distantly but no way I could identify it after it flushed and flew over bay) I found a Hawfinch and Siberian Rubythroat, but did not see field marks well enough to count them. 

 

FAR EASTERN CURLEW  CODE 4 

Emperor Goose (Code 2)

Rustic Bunting (code 3)

Wood Sandpiper (Code 2)

Brambling

Eyebrowed Thrush

Gray-tailed Tattler

Common Snipe

Common Sandpiper

Terek Sandpiper

Long-toed Stint

Digiscoped image of Long-toed Stint using iPhone and Phone Skope adapter with Maven scope

Digiscoped image of Long-toed Stint using iPhone and Phone Skope adapter with Maven scope

White Wagtail

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