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Alaska Maritime Refuge

Homer, Alaska


Total birds - 330
Total breeding (all units) - 126

Refuge Units
A - Aleutian Islands Unit
B - Bering Sea Unit
C - Chukchi Sea Unit
P - Alaska Peninsula Unit
G - Gulf of Alaska Unit

* - breeds in unit
+ - occurs in unit (nonbreeder)


LOONS A B C P G ___ Red-throated Loon * * * * + ___ Pacific Loon + + * + + ___ Common Loon * + - * + ___ Yellow-billed Loon + - * + +
GREBES A B C P G ___ Horned Grebe + + - + + ___ Red-necked Grebe + + * * + ___ Western Grebe + - - - -
TUBENOSES A B C P G ___ Short-tailed Albatross + + - - - ___ Black-footed Albatross + + - - + ___ Laysan Albatross + + - - + ___ Northern Fulmar * * + * * ___ Mottled Petrel + + - - + ___ Cook's Petrel + - - - - ___ Pink-footed Shearwater + - - - + ___ Flesh-footed Shearwater - - - - - ___ Sooty Shearwater + - - + + ___ Short-tailed Shearwater + + + + + ___ Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel * + - * * ___ Leach's Storm-Petrel * + - * *
CORMORANTS A B C P G ___ Double-crested Cormorant * + - * * ___ Pelagic Cormorant * * * * * ___ Brandt's Cormorant - - - - + ___ Red-faced Cormorant * * - * *
BITTERNS, HERONS, EGRETS A B C P G ___ Great Blue Heron - - - - + ___ Black-crowned Night-Heron + + - - - ___ Chinese Egret + - - - -
WATERFOWL A B C P G ___ Tundra Swan + + * * + ___ Whooper Swan + + - - - ___ Greater White-fronted Goose + + * + + ___ Bean Goose + + - + - ___ Snow Goose + + + + + ___ Emperor Goose + + * + + ___ Brant + + * + + ___ Canada Goose * + * * * ___ Green-winged Teal * + * * + ___ Baikal Teal - - - - - ___ Falcated Teal + - - - - ___ Mallard * + * * * ___ Spot-billed Duck + - - - - ___ Northern Pintail * * * * + ___ Garganey + + - - - ___ Northern Shoveler + + * * + ___ Gadwall + - - * + ___ Blue-winged Teal + - - - + ___ Eurasian Wigeon + - - + + ___ American Wigeon + - + + + ___ Common Pochard + + - - - ___ Canvasback + + - + + ___ Redhead - + - - + ___ Tufted Duck + + - + - ___ Ring-necked Duck + + - + + ___ Greater Scaup * + * * + ___ Lesser Scaup + + - - + ___ Common Eider * * * * * ___ King Eider + + * + + ___ Spectacled Eider - + * - - ___ Steller's Eider + + * + + ___ Harlequin Duck + + * + + ___ Oldsquaw + * * + + ___ Black Scoter + + + + + ___ Surf Scoter + + + + + ___ White-winged Scoter + * + * + ___ Common Goldeneye + + - + + ___ Barrow's Goldeneye + + + + + ___ Bufflehead + + - + + ___ Smew + + - - - ___ Common Merganser + + - + + ___ Hooded Merganser + + - - + ___ Red-breasted Merganser * + * * +
HAWKS, FALCONS A B C P G ___ Northern Harrier + + * * + ___ Osprey + + - + + ___ Bald Eagle * + + * * ___ White-tailed Eagle * + - - - ___ Steller's Sea-Eagle + - - + - ___ Sharp-shinned Hawk - - - - + ___ Northern Goshawk + - - - + ___ Red-tailed Hawk - - - - + ___ Rough-legged Hawk + + * * + ___ Golden Eagle + - * * + ___ American Kestrel - - - - + ___ Eurasian Kestrel + - - - - ___ Merlin + - + + + ___ Peregrine Falcon * + * * * ___ Gyrfalcon + + * * + ___ Northern Hobby + - - - -
GALLINACEOUS BIRDS A B C P G ___ Spruce Grouse - - - - + ___ Willow Ptarmigan - - * * * ___ Rock Ptarmigan * - * * * ___ White-tailed Ptarmigan - - - - +
CRANES, COOTS A B C P G ___ Sandhill Crane + + * + + ___ Eurasian Coot - + - - -
PLOVERS A B C P G ___ Black-bellied Plover + + + + + ___ American Golden-Plover + + * + + ___ Mongolian Plover + + - - - ___ Common Ringed Plover + * - - - ___ Semipalmated Plover + * * * * ___ Little Ringed Plover + - - - - ___ Killdeer - + - - + ___ Eurasian Dotterel + + - - -
OYSTERCATCHERS, STILTS, AVOCETS A B C P G ___ Black Oystercatcher * + - * * ___ Black-winged Stilt + - - - - ___ Oriental Pratincole + - - - -
SANDPIPERS A B C P G ___ Common Greenshank + + - - - ___ Greater Yellowlegs + + - + + ___ Lesser Yellowlegs + + + + + ___ Marsh Sandpiper + - - - - ___ Spotted Redshank + + - - - ___ Wood Sandpiper + + - + - ___ Solitary Sandpiper - + - - + ___ Green Sandpiper + - - - - ___ Wandering Tattler + + * + + ___ Gray-tailed Tattler + + - - - ___ Terek Sandpiper + + - - - ___ Spotted Sandpiper - - - + + ___ Common Sandpiper * + - - - ___ Upland Sandpiper - - - - + ___ Whimbrel + + * + + ___ Bristle-thighed Curlew + + - + + ___ Far Eastern Curlew + + - - - ___ Hudsonian Godwit - - + - + ___ Bar-tailed Godwit + + * + + ___ Black-tailed Godwit + + - - - ___ Marbled Godwit - - - - + ___ Ruddy Turnstone + * * + + ___ Black Turnstone - + + + + ___ Surfbird - - - + + ___ Red Knot + + - - + ___ Great Knot + + * - - ___ Sanderling + + + - + ___ Semipalmated Sandpiper + + * - + ___ Western Sandpiper + + * + + ___ Rufous-necked Stint + + + - - ___ Little Stint + + - - - ___ Temminck's Stint + + - - - ___ Long-toed Stint + + - - - ___ Least Sandpiper + * - * * ___ Baird's Sandpiper + + * - + ___ Pectoral Sandpiper + + * + + ___ Sharp-tailed Sandpiper + + - - + ___ Rock Sandpiper * * - * + ___ Dunlin + + * + + ___ Curlew Sandpiper + + - - - ___ Stilt Sandpiper - + - - - ___ Spoonbill Sandpiper + - - - - ___ Broad-billed Sandpiper + - - - - ___ Buff-breasted Sandpiper + + + - - ___ Ruff + + - - - ___ Short-billed Dowitcher - + - - + ___ Long-billed Dowitcher + + * + + ___ Common Snipe * * * * + ___ Jack Snipe - + - - - ___ Pin-tailed Snipe + - - - - ___ Red-necked Phalarope * * * * + ___ Red Phalarope + * * + +
JAEGERS, GULLS, TERNS A B C P G ___ Pomarine Jaeger + + * + + ___ Parasitic Jaeger * + * * + ___ Long-tailed Jaeger + * * + + ___ South Polar Skua + - - - - ___ Bonaparte's Gull + + - + + ___ Franklin's Gull - + - - + ___ Common Black-headed Gull + + - - - ___ Black-tailed Gull + - - - - ___ Mew Gull + + * * * ___ Ring-billed Gull + - - + + ___ Herring Gull + * + + + ___ Thayer's Gull - - - - + ___ Slaty-backed Gull + + - + - ___ Glaucous-winged Gull * * + * * ___ Glaucous Gull + * * + + ___ Black-legged Kittiwake * * * * * ___ Red-legged Kittiwake * * - + - ___ Sabine's Gull + + * + + ___ Ivory Gull - + + - - ___ Ross' Gull + + + - - ___ Common Tern + + - - - ___ Arctic Tern * + * * + ___ Aleutian Tern * + - * + ___ White-winged Tern + - - - -
AUKS, PUFFINS A B C P G ___ Dovekie + + - - - ___ Common Murre * * * * * ___ Thick-billed Murre * * * * * ___ Black Guillemot - - * - - ___ Pigeon Guillemot * * * * * ___ Ancient Murrelet * + - * * ___ Kittlitz's Murrelet * * * * * ___ Marbled Murrelet * + - + * ___ Parakeet Auklet * * - * * ___ Cassin's Auklet * - - * * ___ Crested Auklet * * + * + ___ Least Auklet * * + * - ___ Whiskered Auklet * - - - - ___ Rhinoceros Auklet * - - * * ___ Tufted Puffin * * * * * ___ Horned Puffin * * * * *
DOVES, CUCKOOS A B C P G ___ Rock Dove - - - - + ___ Common Cuckoo + + - - - ___ Oriental Cuckoo + + - - -
OWLS A B C P G ___ Oriental Scops-Owl + - - - - ___ Great Horned Owl - - - - + ___ Snowy Owl * * * + + ___ Northern Hawk Owl - - - - + ___ Northern Pygmy-Owl - - - - + ___ Great Gray Owl - - - - + ___ Short-eared Owl * + * + + ___ Boreal Owl - + - - + ___ Northern Saw-whet Owl - + - - +
NIGHTJARS A B C P G ___ Common Nighthawk - - - - + ___ Jungle Nightjar + - - - -
SWIFTS, HUMMINGBIRDS A B C P G ___ Chimney Swift - + - - - ___ White-throated Needletail + - - - - ___ Common Swift - + - - - ___ Fork-tailed Swift + + - - - ___ Rufous Hummingbird + - - - +
KINGFISHERS A B C P G ___ Belted Kingfisher + - - * +
WOODPECKERS A B C P G ___ Great Spotted Woodpecker + - - - - ___ Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - - - - + ___ Downy Woodpecker - - - - + ___ Hairy Woodpecker - - - - + ___ Three-toed Woodpecker - - - - + ___ Northern Flicker + + - - + ___ Arctic Woodpecker - - - - +
FLYCATCHERS A B C P G ___ Eastern Kingbird - + - - - ___ Olive-sided Flycatcher - - - - + ___ Western Wood-Pewee - - - - + ___ Alder Flycatcher - - - - + ___ Hammond's Flycatcher - - - - + ___ Say's Phoebe - - * + +
LARKS A B C P G ___ Eurasian Skylark + + - - - ___ Horned Lark + + * + +
SWALLOWS A B C P G ___ Purple Martin - + - - - ___ Common House-Martin - + - - - ___ Tree Swallow + + + * + ___ Violet-green Swallow + + - + + ___ Bank Swallow * + * * + ___ Cliff Swallow + + + - + ___ Barn Swallow + + + + +
JAYS, CROWS A B C P G ___ Gray Jay - - - - + ___ Steller's Jay - - - - + ___ Black-billed Magpie - - - * + ___ Common Raven * * * * + ___ Northwestern Crow - - - + *
TITMICE, NUTHATCHES, CREEPERS A B C P G ___ Black-capped Chickadee - - - * + ___ Boreal Chickadee - - + - + ___ Chestnut-backed Chickadee - - - - + ___ Red-breasted Nuthatch - - - + + ___ Brown Creeper - - - - + ___ Siberian Tit - - - - -
WRENS A B C P G ___ Winter Wren * * - * + ___ American Dipper * - - + +
MUSCICAPIDS A B C P G ___ Middendorff's Grasshopper-Warbler + + - - - ___ Lanceolated Warbler + - - - - ___ Pallas' Grasshopper-Warbler - - - - - ___ Arctic Warbler + + * - - ___ Wood Warbler + - - - - ___ Dusky Warbler + - - - - ___ Golden-crowned Kinglet - + - - + ___ Ruby-crowned Kinglet - + + - + ___ Pale-legged Willow-Warbler - - - - - ___ Mugimaki Flycatcher - - - - - ___ Red-breasted Flycatcher + - - - - ___ Siberian Flycatcher + - - - - ___ Gray-spotted Flycatcher + - - - - ___ Brown Flycatcher + - - - - ___ Siberian Rubythroat * + - - - ___ Bluethroat + - * - - ___ Siberian Blue Robin + - - - - ___ Red-flanked Bluetail + - - - - ___ Northern Wheatear + + * - + ___ Mountain Bluebird - - - - + ___ Stonechat - - - - - ___ Gray-cheeked Thrush + + * - + ___ Eye-browed Thrush + + - - - ___ Swainson's Thrush - - - - + ___ Hermit Thrush - - - * + ___ American Robin + + * + + ___ Varied Thrush - - + + + ___ Dusky Thrush + - - - -
ACCENTORS, WAGTAILS, PIPITS A B C P G ___ Siberian Accentor + - - - - ___ Yellow Wagtail + + * - - ___ Gray Wagtail + + - - - ___ White Wagtail - + + - - ___ Black-backed Wagtail + - - - - ___ American Pipit * * * * + ___ Olive Tree-Pipit + + - - - ___ Red-throated Pipit + + * - - ___ Pechora Pipit + - - - -
WAXWINGS, SHRIKES, STARLINGS A B C P G ___ Bohemian Waxwing + + - + + ___ Northern Shrike + - + * + ___ Brown Shrike + - - - -
VIREOS A B C P G ___ Red-eyed Vireo - - - - +
WOOD WARBLERS A B C P G ___ Orange-crowned Warbler - * - + + ___ Yellow Warbler + * + * + ___ Yellow-rumped Warbler + + + - + ___ Townsend's Warbler + - - - + ___ American Redstart - - - - - ___ Blackpoll Warbler - - - - - ___ Northern Waterthrush - + - - + ___ Wilson's Warbler - + + + +
SPARROWS A B C P G ___ American Tree Sparrow - - * + + ___ Savannah Sparrow * * * * + ___ Fox Sparrow + + * * * ___ Lincoln's Sparrow - - - - + ___ Song Sparrow * + - * * ___ Golden-crowned Sparrow + * + * * ___ White-crowned Sparrow + + * + + ___ Dark-eyed Junco + + + - + ___ Lapland Longspur * * * * + ___ Snow Bunting * * * * + ___ McKay's Bunting + * - + - ___ Pine Bunting + - - - - ___ Little Bunting + - - - - ___ Rustic Bunting + + - - - ___ Gray Bunting + - - - - ___ Pallas's Reed-Bunting + - - - - ___ Common Reed-Bunting + + - - -
BLACKBIRDS A B C P G ___ Common Grackle - - + - - ___ Rusty Blackbird - + - - + ___ Brambling + + - - -
FINCHES A B C P G ___ Rosy Finch * * + * + ___ Pine Grosbeak + + - * + ___ Common Rosefinch + + - - + ___ White-winged Crossbill + + - - + ___ Red Crossbill + + - - + ___ Common Redpoll * + * * + ___ Hoary Redpoll + + - + + ___ Eurasian Siskin + - - - - ___ Pine Siskin + + - + + ___ Oriental Greenfinch + - - - - ___ Hawfinch + + - - - ___ Eurasian Bullfinch + + - - -

For more information, please contact:
                     Refuge Manager
                     Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
                     2355 Kachemak Bay Dr., Suite 101
                     Homer, Alaska 99603-8021
                     Telephone: 907/235-6546
This resource is based on the following source:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  No date.  Breeding status and distribution of
     birds on Alaska Maritime Refuge.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Refuge.  4 pages.
This resource should be cited as:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  No date.  Breeding status and distribution of 
     birds on Alaska Maritime Refuge.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Refuge.  4 pages.
     Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online. 
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.govmaritime.htm 
     (Version 22MAY98).

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