Anchorage Area Rarity – Ruff – September 24, 2017

Anchorage Ruff – Photo Courtesy of Enric F., used with permission.

Location:  Point Campbell Park mudflats – Anchorage, AK

First Seen:  September 24, 2017

Last Seen:  September 24, 2017

Discovered by:  First observed, positively ID’ed, and reported by Peter S..  Seen and later confirmed by Enric F., Tim S., and Eric Y. Seen by numerous other birders including Brad B., Andrew F., and Keith C.  Last seen by Andrew F.

Relative Rarity:  Very rare for Anchorage with three (3) other prior records (according to the eBird database).  Looks like a mixture of summer and fall records in 2002 (summer), 2007 (summer), and now 2017 (fall).  This was the only photographed record of the three (3) total records for Anchorage.  A few other records exist for south central Alaska on Middleton Island, the Moose River on the Kenai Peninsula, and on the Kenai River flats.

 

Anchorage Ruff – Photo Courtesy of Peter S., used with permission.

Anchorage Ruff – Photo Courtesy of Enric F., used with permission.

 

 

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