Anchorage Area Rarity – Sabine’s Gull – July 29, 2017

Location:  Between Chester Creek mouth and Lynn Ary Park (mudflats) – Anchorage, AK

First Seen:  July 29, 2017

Last Seen:  August 2, 2017 (continuing as of this date at Lynn Ary Park)

Discovered by:  First observed, positively ID’ed, and reported by Declan T..  Seen and confirmed by Enric F., W. Keys, and Eric Y. Seen by numerous other birders including Tim S., Lynn B., and Keith C.  Last seen by Lynn B.

Relative Rarity:  Almost annual lately in Anchorage with generally one reported annually the last few years. According to the eBird database, six (6) prior records in Anchorage…mostly in early to late fall in 2004, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016.

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