Anchorage Area Rarity – Western Kingbird

The Western Kingbird

Western Kingbird

Western Kingbird

 

Location:  Anchorage, AK – Westchester Lagoon

First Seen:  June 11, 2012 by Gavin Beiber.  Re-located June 13, 2012 by Pat Pourchot

Last Seen:  June 14, 2012

Discovered by:  Gavin Beiber.  Subsequently relocated by Pat Pourchot

Relative Rarity:  Western Kingbirds have been seen in Southeast Alaska in Juneau and in the Hyder area, as well as along the Denali Highway.  They are extremely unusual with less-than-annual sightings.   A Western Kingbird was seen in Seward, AK for about 4 days in 2008.

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