Anchorage Area Rarity – Sharp-tailed Grouse – December 16, 2017

Anchorage Sharp-tailed Grouse – Photo Courtesy of Keith C., used with permission

Location:  999-906 Stolt Lane (62.213094, -149.915536) – Anchorage, AK

First Seen:  December 16, 2017

Last Seen:  January 9, 2017

Discovered by:  First observed, positively ID’ed, and reported by Michael W (visiting Anchorage CBC birder)..  Seen and later confirmed by Andrew F, W Keys. Enric F., Tim S., and Eric Y. Seen by numerous other birders including Louann F. and Keith C.  Last seen by Amber S.

Relative Rarity:  First ever record for Anchorage…and on Christmas Bird Count Day no less!

 

Anchorage Sharp-tailed Grouse – Photo Courtesy of Keith C., used with permission

Anchorage Sharp-tailed Grouse – Photo Courtesy of Keith C., used with permission

Anchorage Sharp-tailed Grouse – Photo Courtesy of Keith C., used with permission

Anchorage Sharp-tailed Grouse – Photo Courtesy of Keith C., used with permission

 

 

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