Anchorage Area Rarity – Franklin’s Gull – May 23, 2016

Location:  Mouth of Ship Creek – Anchorage, AK2016-franklins-gull

First Seen:  May 23, 2016

Last Seen:  May 24, 2016

Discovered by:  First observed, positively IDed, and reported by David S.  Later seen, confirmed, and photographed by Aaron B., Enric F. Keith C. Tim S., and a few others.

Relative Rarity:  Less than annual in Anchorage.  About seven (7) other records in Anchorage in the last 35 years or so.  Also observed in 1981, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2012. (source is the eBird database).

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