Anchorage Area Rarity – Franklin’s Gull

The Franklin’s Gull

Location:  Anchorage, AK – Mouth of Chester Creek, Mouth of Fish Creek

First Seen:  June 7, 2012

Last Seen:  June 10, 2012

Discovered by: David Sonneborn

Relative Rarity:  Casual in South-coastal Alaska.  Anchorage sightings in August, 2005 and September 2009. Extremely rare in spring, summer, and fall.  Maybe 1 per year.

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