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Bird Checklists of the United States

Alaska Peninsula, Cape Douglas to Port Moller

King Salmon, Alaska


This draft birdlist is sponsored by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service, and includes the following land management units: Katmai National Park & Preserve; Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve; and Becharof, Alaska Peninsula, and Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuges. Due to lack of data, this list includes species by presence and absence only, with no indication of abundance. We are currently developing a more comprehensive birdlist based on seasonal abundance, but need your help! Please mail your completed list to one of the addresses at the bottom of this resource.


Habitats

Bo - Boreal forest
P - Pacific coast and nearshore islands and waters
B - Bering Sea and Bristol Bay coast and nearshore waters
T - Inland tundra and mountains


LOONS AND GREBES Bo P B T ___ Red-throated Loon x x x x ___ Arctic Loon - - x - ___ Pacific Loon - x x x ___ Common Loon x x x x ___ Yellow-billed Loon - - x - ___ Horned Grebe - x x - ___ Red-necked Grebe - x x x
TUBENOSES Bo P B T ___ Northern Fulmar - x - - ___ Short-tailed Shearwater - x x - ___ Sooty Shearwater - x x x ___ Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel - x x - ___ Leach's Storm-Petrel - x x -
CORMORANTS Bo P B T ___ Double-crested Cormorant - x x x ___ Pelagic Cormorant - x x x ___ Red-faced Cormorant - x x -
SWANS AND GEESE Bo P B T ___ Tundra Swan x x x x ___ Greater White-fronted Goose - x x x ___ Snow Goose - - x - ___ Emperor Goose - x x x ___ Brant - x x - ___ Canada Goose - x x -
DUCKS Bo P B T ___ Green-winged Teal x x x x ___ Mallard x x x x ___ Northern Pintail x x x x ___ Blue-winged Teal - x - x ___ Northern Shoveler - x x x ___ Gadwall - x x - ___ Eurasian Wigeon - x x - ___ American Wigeon - x x x ___ Canvasback - - x - ___ Redhead - - x - ___ Ring-necked Duck - - x - ___ Greater Scaup x x x x ___ Common Eider - x x - ___ King Eider - - x - ___ Steller's Eider - - x - ___ Harlequin Duck x x x x ___ Oldsquaw - x x x ___ Black Scoter - x x x ___ Surf Scoter - x x - ___ White-winged Scoter - x x x ___ Common Goldeneye x x x x ___ Barrow's Goldeneye x x x x ___ Bufflehead - x x x ___ Common Merganser - x x x ___ Red-breasted Merganser - x x x ___ Hooded Merganser x - x -
EAGLES, HAWKS AND FALCONS Bo P B T ___ Osprey x - x x ___ Bald Eagle x x x x ___ Northern Harrier - x x x ___ Sharp-shinned Hawk - x x x ___ Northern Goshawk x - - - ___ Rough-legged Hawk - x - x ___ Golden Eagle x x - x ___ American Kestrel x - - - ___ Merlin x - x x ___ Peregrine Falcon x x x x ___ Gyrfalcon x x x x
GAME BIRDS Bo P B T ___ Spruce Grouse x - - - ___ Willow Ptarmigan x x x x ___ Rock Ptarmigan - x - x ___ Sandhill Crane - x x x
SHOREBIRDS Bo P B T ___ Black-bellied Plover - x x x ___ American Golden Plover - - x - ___ Semipalmated Plover - x x x ___ Black Oystercatcher - x - - ___ Greater Yellowlegs - x x x ___ Lesser Yellowlegs - x - - ___ Wandering Tattler - x x - ___ Spotted Sandpiper - x - x ___ Whimbrel - x x x ___ Bristle-thighed Curlew - x x - ___ Bar-tailed Godwit - x x - ___ Marbled Godwit - x x - ___ Ruddy Turnstone - x x - ___ Black Turnstone - x x x ___ Surfbird - x x - ___ Red Knot - - x - ___ Sanderling - x x - ___ Semipalmated Sandpiper - x x - ___ Western Sandpiper - x x - ___ Least Sandpiper - x x x ___ Pectoral Sandpiper - x x x ___ Sharp-tailed Sandpiper - x x - ___ Rock Sandpiper - x x - ___ Dunlin - x x - ___ Buff-breasted Sandpiper - x x - ___ Short-billed Dowitcher - x x x ___ Long-billed Dowitcher - - x - ___ Common Snipe x - x x ___ Red-necked Phalarope - x x x ___ Red Phalarope - x x x
JAEGERS Bo P B T ___ Pomarine Jaeger - x x - ___ Parasitic Jaeger - x x x ___ Long-tailed Jaeger - x x x
GULLS AND TERNS Bo P B T ___ Bonaparte's Gull x x x x ___ Mew Gull x x x x ___ Herring Gull - - x - ___ Glaucous-winged Gull x x x x ___ Glaucous Gull - - x - ___ Black-legged Kittiwake - x x x ___ Sabine's Gull - x x - ___ Arctic Tern x x x x ___ Aleutian Tern - - x -
ALCIDS Bo P B T ___ Common Murre - x x - ___ Thick-billed Murre - x x - ___ Pigeon Guillemot - x - - ___ Marbled Murrelet - x x - ___ Kittlitz's Murrelet - x x - ___ Ancient Murrelet - x - - ___ Cassin's Auklet - x - - ___ Parakeet Auklet - x - - ___ Rhinoceros Auklet - x - - ___ Tufted Puffin - x - - ___ Horned Puffin - x - -
OWLS Bo P B T ___ Snowy Owl - - x x ___ Great Horned Owl x - - - ___ Northern Hawk-Owl x - - - ___ Short-eared Owl - x x x ___ Boreal Owl x - - -
HUMMINGBIRDS TO FLYCATCHERS Bo P B T ___ Belted Kingfisher x - - x ___ Downy Woodpecker x - - - ___ Three-toed Woodpecker x - - - ___ Hairy Woodpecker x - - - ___ Olive-sided Flycatcher x - - - ___ Alder Flycatcher x - - -
LARKS AND SWALLOWS Bo P B T ___ Horned Lark - x - - ___ Tree Swallow x x x x ___ Violet-green Swallow - x x x ___ Bank Swallow - x x x ___ Cliff Swallow - x x x ___ Barn Swallow - - - x
CORVIDS Bo P B T ___ Gray Jay x - - - ___ Black-billed Magpie x x - x ___ Northwestern Crow x x - x ___ Common Raven x x x x
CHICKADEES TO DIPPERS Bo P B T ___ Black-capped Chickadee x - x x ___ Boreal Chickadee x - - - ___ Red-breasted Nuthatch x - x - ___ Brown Creeper x - - - ___ Winter Wren - x x - ___ American Dipper - x - x
OLD WORLD WARBLERS AND THRUSHES Bo P B T ___ Golden-crowned Kinglet x - - - ___ Ruby-crowned Kinglet x - - - ___ Gray-cheeked Thrush x - - x ___ Swainson's Thrush x x - - ___ Hermit Thrush x - x x ___ American Robin x x x x ___ Varied Thrush x - x -
PIPITS AND SHRIKES Bo P B T ___ American Pipit - x x x ___ Northern Shrike x x x x
WARBLERS TO BLACKBIRDS Bo P B T ___ Orange-crowned Warbler x - x x ___ Yellow Warbler x x x x ___ Yellow-rumped Warbler x - x - ___ Blackpoll Warbler x - - - ___ Northern Waterthrush - x - - ___ Wilson's Warbler x x x x ___ American Tree Sparrow x x x x ___ Savannah Sparrow - x x x ___ Fox Sparrow - x x x ___ Song Sparrow - x - x ___ Golden-crowned Sparrow - x x x ___ White-crowned Sparrow - x x x ___ Dark-eyed Junco x - - - ___ Lapland Longspur x x x x ___ Snow Bunting - x x x ___ McKay's Bunting - - x - ___ Rusty Blackbird - - x x
FINCHES Bo P B T ___ Rosy Finch - x x - ___ Pine Grosbeak x - x x ___ White-winged Crossbill x - - - ___ Red Crossbill x - - - ___ Common Redpoll x x x x ___ Hoary Redpoll x x x x
ACCIDENTALS Bo P B T ___ Tufted Duck - - x - ___ Spectacled Eider - - x - ___ Solitary Sandpiper - - - x ___ Red-legged Kittiwake - x - - ___ Crested Auklet - x - - ___ Say's Phoebe - - - x ___ Arctic Warbler - - - x ___ Northern Wheatear - - - x ___ Yellow Wagtail - - - x ___ White Wagtail - - x - ___ Bohemian Waxwing x - - -

For additional information, contact:
                      Superintendent
                      Katmai National Park & Preserve
                      P.O. Box 7
                      King Salmon, Alaska 99613
                      Telephone: 907/246-3305

                      Superintendent
                      Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve
                      P.O. Box 7
                      King Salmon, Alaska 99613
                      Telephone: 907/246-1105

                      Refuge Manager         
                      Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge
                      P.O. Box 277
                      King Salmon, Alaska 99613
                      Telephone: 907/246-3339

                      Refuge Manager
                      Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
                      2355 Kachemak Bay Dr., Suite 101
                      Homer, Alaska 99603-8021
                      Telephone: 907/235-6546
This resource should be cited as:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service.  No Date.  
     Birds of the Alaska Peninsula, Cape Douglas to Port Moller.  
     Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.  
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.govakpenin.htm 
     (Version 30DEC2002).

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