Anchorage Area Rarity – Eastern Kingbird – August 8, 2018

Location:  Campbell Creek Estuary Natural Area (61.131911, -149.964865) – Anchorage, AK

First Seen:  August 8, 2018

Last Seen:  August 16, 2018

Discovered by:  First observed, positively ID’ed, and reported by Hannah V..  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 Nick H.

Relative Rarity:  First ever record for Anchorage!  Looks like about ten (10) other records across Alaska including the Pribilofs in 1978, 1987, 2007, and 2016, Kodiak in 1991, Anchor Point in 2013, Valdez in 2018, Deadhorse in 2000,  and Barrow in 2006 and 2014!


Anchorage Eastern Kingbird – Photo Courtesy of Andrew F., used with permission


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