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Selawik National Wildlife Refuge

Kotzebue, Alaska


Abundance Codes
c - common
u - uncommon
r - rare
+ - observed in the Northwest Arctic Borough, not on refuge

Status Codes
b - breeding in summer
r - resident year-round, breeding
w - wintering resident, non-breeding
s - summer resident, breeding status unknown
m - migrant
v - vagrant, casual, accidental
h - historical observation; based on literature source


LOONS abund/status ___ Red-throated Loon ub ___ Pacific Loon cb ___ Common Loon rs ___ Yellow-billed Loon rs
GREBES abund/status ___ Horned Grebe rb ___ Red-necked Grebe cb
SHEARWATERS abund/status ___ Short-tailed Shearwater um+
CORMORANT abund/status ___ Pelagic Cormorant um+
WATERFOWL abund/status ___ Tundra Swan cb ___ Whooper Swan rv ___ Trumpeter Swan rv ___ Greater White-fronted Goose cb ___ Snow Goose cm ___ Snow Goose (blue morph.) rv ___ Emperor Goose uv ___ Brant ub+ ___ Canada Goose (taverneri) cb ___ Canada Goose (minima) h ___ Green-winged Teal (carol) cb ___ Green-winged Teal (nimia) rv+ ___ Mallard ub ___ Northern Pintail cb ___ Blue-winged Teal rv ___ Northern Shoveler cb ___ Gadwall rv ___ Eurasian Wigeon rv ___ American Wigeon cb ___ Canvasback rb ___ Redhead h ___ Greater Scaup cb ___ Lesser Scaup rb ___ Common Eider rb ___ King Eider um+ ___ Spectacled Eider rm+ ___ Steller's Eider h ___ Harlequin Duck rs ___ Oldsquaw cb ___ Black Scoter cb ___ Surf Scoter ub ___ White-winged Scoter uv ___ Common Goldeneye rb ___ Bufflehead rb ___ Common Merganser rv ___ Red-breasted Merganser ub
EAGLES, HAWKS AND FALCONS abund/status ___ Osprey rv ___ Bald Eagle rv ___ Northern Harrier cs ___ Sharp-shinned Hawk rs ___ Northern Goshawk ub ___ Rough-legged Hawk rs ___ Golden Eagle rs ___ American Kestrel rv ___ Merlin rs ___ Peregrine Falcon rv ___ Gyrfalcon rs
GALLINACEOUS BIRDS abund/status ___ Spruce Grouse rr ___ Willow Ptarmigan cr ___ Rock Ptarmigan ur
CRANES abund/status ___ Sandhill Crane cb
SHOREBIRDS, GULLS abund/status ___ Black-bellied Plover um ___ American Golden Plover (dom.) cb ___ American Golden Plover (fulva) us ___ Mongolian Plover h ___ Semipalmated Plover ub ___ Greater Yellowlegs us ___ Lesser Yellowlegs ub ___ Solitary Sandpiper rb ___ Wandering Tattler rs ___ Spotted Sandpiper ub ___ Upland Sandpiper rs ___ Eskimo Curlew h ___ Whimbrel cb ___ Bristle-thighed Curlew h/v+ ___ Hudsonian Godwit rs ___ Bar-tailed Godwit cm ___ Ruddy Turnstone cm/rb ___ Black Turnstone cs ___ Surfbird ub ___ Red Knot cm ___ Sanderling um ___ Semipalmated Sandpiper ub ___ Western Sandpiper ub ___ Least Sandpiper cb ___ White-rumped Sandpiper rm ___ Baird's Sandpiper rb ___ Pectoral Sandpiper cm/rb ___ Sharp-tailed Sandpiper um ___ Rock Sandpiper h ___ Curlew Sandpiper rv+ ___ Dunlin rb ___ Stilt Sandpiper rm+ ___ Buff-breasted Sandpiper rm ___ Ruff rv+ ___ Long-billed Dowitcher ub ___ Common Snipe cb ___ Red-necked Phalarope cb ___ Red Phalarope cm/rb ___ Pomarine Jaeger um ___ Parasitic Jaeger us ___ Long-tailed Jaeger cb ___ Bonaparte's Gull ub ___ Mew Gull cb ___ Herring Gull (smithsonienses) us ___ Herring Gull (vega) rv+ ___ Thayer's Gull rv ___ Slaty-backed Gull rv ___ Glaucous-winged Gull rv+ ___ Glaucous Gull cb ___ Black-legged Kittiwake rv ___ Ross's Gull rm ___ Sabine's Gull rm ___ Ivory Gull rm ___ Arctic Tern cb ___ Aleutian Tern ub+
MURRES, MURRELETS AND PUFFINS abund/status ___ Common Murre rv ___ Thick-billed Murre rv ___ Black Guillemot rr ___ Kitllitz's Murrelet rb+ ___ Tufted Puffin rv ___ Horned Puffin rv
OWLS abund/status ___ Great Horned Owl ub ___ Snowy Owl uw ___ Northern Hawk-Owl ur ___ Great Gray Owl rr ___ Short-eared Owl ub ___ Boreal Owl rr
NIGHTHAWKS abund/status ___ Common Nighthawk rv+
KINGFISHERS abund/status ___ Belted Kingfisher ub
WOODPECKERS abund/status ___ Downy Woodpecker rv ___ Hairy Woodpecker rv ___ Three-toed Woodpecker ur ___ Northern Flicker rs
PASSERINE BIRDS abund/status ___ Olive-sided Flycatcher us ___ Alder Flycatcher cs ___ Say's Phoebe rv ___ Horned Lark us ___ Purple Martin rv+ ___ Tree Swallow cb ___ Bank Swallow cb ___ Cliff Swallow rv ___ Barn Swallow cv+ ___ Gray Jay cr ___ Common Raven ur ___ Black-capped Chickadee ur ___ Siberian Tit um+ ___ Boreal Chickadee cs ___ American Dipper rb ___ Arctic Warbler rb ___ Ruby-crowned Kinglet rs ___ Bluethroat rv ___ Northern Wheatear ub ___ Gray-cheeked Thrush cb ___ Swainson's Thrush us ___ American Robin cb ___ Varied Thrush cb ___ Yellow Wagtail cb ___ White Wagtail rv ___ American Pipit us ___ Bohemian Waxwing ub ___ Northern Shrike ub ___ European Starling h ___ Orange-crowned Warbler us ___ Yellow Warbler cb ___ Yellow-rumped Warbler uv ___ Blackpoll Warbler cb ___ Northern Waterthrush cb ___ Wilson's Warbler ub ___ American Tree Sparrow cb ___ Savannah Sparrow ub ___ Fox Sparrow cb ___ Lincoln's Sparrow us ___ Golden-crowned Sparrow um ___ White-crowned Sparrow cb ___ Dark-eyed Junco us ___ Lapland Longspur ub/cm ___ Smith's Longspur ub+ ___ Snow Bunting cm ___ McKay's Bunting uw+ ___ Rusty Blackbird cb ___ Common Grackle rv ___ Rosy Finch h ___ Pine Grosbeak ur ___ White-winged Crossbill ur ___ Common Redpoll cb ___ Hoary Redpoll cb

Please address any questions or comments to:
                        Refuge Manager
                        Selawik National Wildlife Refuge
                        P.O. Box 270
                        Kotzebue, Alaska 99752
                        Telephone: 907/442-3799
This resource is based on the following source:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  No date.  Birds of the Selawik National 
     Wildlife Refuge.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  1 page.
This resource should be cited as:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  No date.  Birds of the Selawik National 
     Wildlife Refuge.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  1 page.
     Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online. 
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.govselawik.htm 
     (Version 22MAY98).

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