Lynn E. Barber's Birding Site

2016 AK bird checklist

May-June 2014 Bird Art Display
Paintings 2009-2010 (June)
Paintings July 2010-2011
Paintings of Birds (2013)
A bit about me
Big Year 2003
Day by Day 2003
"My" Rufous Hummingbird (2001-2004)
Rufous Hummingbird (2004-2005)
Rufous Hummingbird (2005 - 2006)
Rufous Hummingbird (2006 - 2007)
Rufous Hummingbird (2007 - 2008)
Rufous Hummingbird (2008 - 2009)
Rufous Hummingbird (2009 - 2010)
Anna's Hummingbird-yard 2005
2005 Texas Big Year--Day by Day
2005 Pictures (Jan-Mar)
2005 Pictures (Apr-Jun)
2005 Pictures (July-Sept.)
2005 Pictures (Oct.-Dec.)
2005 Birds Seen--TBRC Texas Species List
2006 Birds Seen in Texas (not a big year)
2006 Pictures
2007 Birds Seen in Texas (not a big year)
2007 pictures
ABA BIG Year 2008
2008 - The ABA List
2008 Day-by-Day New Birds
2008 Summary Narrative
What my ABA big year has done for my ABA "life list"
2008 January Photos
2008 February Photos
2008 March Photos
2008 April Photos
2008 May Photos
2008 June Photos
2008 July Photos
2008 August Photos
2008 September Photos
2008 October Photos
2008 November Photos
2008 December Photos
2009 (not a big year)
2009 Photo page
2009 Birds Seen (taxonomic order)
2010 Birds Seen (definitely not a big year)
2010 Bird Photos
2011 Birds Seen - Texas and beyond...
2012 - South Dakota
2012 - South Dakota - Day by Day
2012 - Where I birded, day by day
2012 - Photos of Some of the Birds Seen in SD - Jan-Mar
2012 - Photos of Some Birds Seen in SD - Apr-Jun
2012 Photos of Some Birds Seen in SD - July-Dec.
2013 South Dakota - Pennington County - Big Years "A" and "B"
2013 BIG YEAR B - Pennington Co. - Day-by-Day- begins July 1
2013 BIG YEAR A - Pennington Co. Day-by-day - begins January 1
2013 - Big Year C (Sept 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014)
2013 - where I birded (goes into 2014 for big year B)
2013 - photos, South Dakota
Honduras - February 2013
2014 Birds Seen in SD (Pennington Co.)
2014 - day by day
2014 - 2015 - Alaska!
2016 AK bird checklist
2016 Day-by-day AK BIG YEAR
2016 Where I birded
2017 - Birds Seen in AK (NOT a big year)
This page lists the birds known to be possible in Alaska, followed, if I have seen the bird in 2016, by an indication of when and where I have first seen the bird.

Total number of species as of December 301- 307 species in Alaska for 2016!!
NOTE: Pictures of some of the birds seen in 2016, and a narrative account of the days birded, can be found at 
PLEASE NOTE: If my blog site is not updated, please check back later. 
Taiga Bean-Goose
Tundra Bean-Goose
Greater White-fronted Goose-Apr. 25, Delta Junction
Lesser White-fronted Goose
Emperor Goose-Jan. 1, Kodiak
Snow Goose-Feb. 28, Juneau
Ross's Goose
Brant-May 29, Gsmbell
Cackling Goose-May 1, Juneau
Canada Goose-Jan. 1, Kodiak
Trumpeter Swan-Jan. 1, Kodiak
Tundra Swan-Apr. 4, Anchorage
Whooper Swan
Wood Duck-Feb, 25, Sitka
Gadwall-Jan. 1, Kodiak
Falcated Duck 
Eurasian Wigeon-Mar. 12, Homer
American Wigeon-Jan. 1, Kodiak
American Black Duck
Mallard-Jan. 1, Kodiak
Eastern Spot-billed Duck
Blue-winged Teal-June 6, Anchorage
Cinnamon Teal-May 1, Juneau
Northern Shoveler-Mar. 12, Homer
Northern Pintail-Jan. 2, Kodiak
Baikal Teal
Green-winged Teal-Jan. 2, Kodiak
Canvasback-Apr. 27, Anchorage
Redhead-Jan. 2, Kodiak
Common Pochard-Jan. 1, Kodiak
Ring-necked Duck-Feb. 25, Sitka
Tufted Duck-May 15, Adak
Greater Scaup-Jan. 1, Kodiak
Lesser Scaup-Feb.29-Juneau
Steller's Eider-Jan. 1, Kodiak
Spectacled Eider-June 4, Nome
King Eider-May 23, St. Paul
Common Eider-May 16, Adak
Harlequin Duck-Jan. 1, Kodiak
Surf Scoter-Jan. 1, Kodiak
White-winged Scoter-Jan. 7, Ketchikan
Black Scoter-Jan. 1, Kodiak
Long-tailed Duck-Jan. 1, Kodiak
Bufflehead-Jan. 1, Kodiak
Common Goldeneye-Jan. 1, Kodiak
Barrow's Goldeneye-Jan. 1, Kodiak
Hooded Merganser-Jan. 7, Ketchikan
Common Merganser-Jan. 1, Kodiak
Red-breasted Merganser-Jan. 1, Kodiak
Ruddy Duck-June 23, Kenny Lake
Ruffed Grouse-Aor, 26, Delta Junction
Spruce Grouse-Jan. 11, Anchorage
Willow Ptarmigan-Feb. 16, Anchorage
Rock Ptarmigan-May 15, Adak
White-tailed Ptarmigan-Aug. 27, Summit Lake area
Sooty Grouse-Apr. 30, Juneau
Sharp-tailed Grouse-Aor, 25, 15 miles east of Delta Junction
Red-throated Loon-Jan. 19, Homer
Arctic Loon-May 16, Adak
Pacific Loon-Jan. 5, Juneau
Common Loon-Jan. 1, Kodiak
Yellow-billed Loon-Jan. 19, Homer
Pied-billed Grebe-Jan. 6, Ketchikan
Horned Grebe-Jan. 1, Kodiak
Red-necked Grebe-Jan. 1, Kodiak
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe-Jan. 6, Ketchikan
Salvin's Albatross
Laysan Albatross-May 16, Adak
Black-footed Albatross-June 29, ferry trip to Dutch Harbor
Short-tailed Albatross-July 2, Dutch Harbor
Northern Fulmar-May 16, Adak
Providence Petrel
Mottled Petrel
Cook's Petrel
Pink-footed Shearwater
Flesh-footed Shearwater
Great Shearwater
Buller's Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater-June 29, ferry trip to Dutch Harbor
Short-tailed Shearwater-May 16, Adak
Manx Shearwater
Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel-June 29, ferry trip to Dutch Harbor
Leach's Storm-Petrel
Magnificent Frigatebird
Brown Booby
Brandt's Cormorant-Jan. 7, Ketchikan
Double-crested Cormorant-Jan. 1, Kodiak
Red-faced Cormorant-May 18, Adak
Pelagic Cormorant-Jan. 2, Kodiak
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
American Bittern
Yellow Bittern
Great Blue Heron-Jan. 3, Juneau
Gray Heron
Great Egret
Intermediate Egret
Chinese Egret
Little Egret
Tricolored Heron
Cattle Egret
Chinese Pond-Heron
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Turkey Vulture
Osprey-May 9, Anchorage
Bald Eagle-Jan. 1, Kodiak
White-tailed Eagle-May 29, Gambell
Steller's Sea-Eagle
Northern Harrier-Mar. 9, Palmer
Sharp-shinned Hawk-Jan. 2, Kodiak
Northern Goshawk-Jan. 30, Anchorage (Potter Marsh)
Swainson's Hawk-June 12, Hyder
Red-tailed Hawk-Apr. 8, Hawk watch site
Rough-legged Hawk-Apr. 8, Hawk watch site
Golden Eagle-Apr. 8, Hawk watch site
Virginia Rail
Sora-July 15, Haines
Common Moorhen
Eurasian Coot
American Coot-Feb. 26, Ketchikan
Sandhill Crane-Apr. 15, Anchorage
Common Crane
Black-winged Stilt
American Avocet
Eurasian Oystercatcher
Black Oystercatcher-Jan.2, Kodiak
Northern Lapwing
Black-bellied Plover-May 1, Juneau
European Golden-Plover
American Golden-Plover-June 3, Nome
Pacific Golden-Plover-May 12, Homer
Lesser Sand-Plover-May 22, St. Paul
Common Ringed Plover-May 28, Gambell
Semipalmated Plover-May 3, Ketchikan
Little Ringed Plover
Killdeer-Feb. 27, Ketchikan
Eurasian Dotterel
Terek Sandpiper-May 27, Gambell
Common Sandpiper-May 23, St. Paul
Spotted Sandpiper-May 3, Ketchikan
Green Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper-June 23, Fairbanks
Gray-tailed Tattler-August 31, Gambell
Wandering Tattler-May 12, Homer
Spotted Redshank
Greater Yellowlegs-Apr. 13, Anchorage
Common Greenshank-May 22, St. Paul
Lesser Yellowlegs-Apr. 27, Anchorage
Marsh Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper-May 22, St. Paul
Upland Sandpiper-June 22, Delta Junction
Little Curlew
Eskimo Curlew
Whimbrel-May 6, Gustavus
Bristle-thighed Curlew-June 3, Nome
Long-billed Curlew
Far Eastern Curlew
Black-tailed Godwit
Hudsonian Godwit-Apr. 28, Anchorage
Bar-tailed Godwit-May 16-Adak
Marbled Godwit-May 12, Homer
Ruddy Turnstone-May 19, Adak
Black Turnstone-Jan. 1, Kodiak
Great Knot
Red Knot-June 5, Nome
Surfbird-Jan. 1, Kodiak
Ruff-May 16, Adak
Broad-billed Sandpiper
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper-September 3, Gambell
Stilt Sandpiper
Curlew Sandpiper-May 24, St. Paul
Temminck's Stint
Long-toed Stint-May 22, St. Paul
Spoon-billed Sandpiper
Red-necked Stint-May 29, Gambell
Sanderling-May 20, Kasilof area
Dunlin-Apr. 1, Homer
Rock Sandpiper-Jan. 1, Kodiak
Purple Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper-June 3, Nome
Little Stint
Least Sandpiper-May 1, Juneau
White-rumped Sandpiper
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper-May 13, Anchor Point
Semipalmated Sandpiper-May 6, Gustavus
Western Sandpiper-May 1, Juneau
Short-billed Dowitcher-Apr. 28, Anchorage
Long-billed Dowitcher-Feb. 28, Juneau
Jack Snipe-September 14, St. Paul
Wilson's Snipe-Apr. 18, Anchorage
Common Snipe-May 16, Adak
Pin-tailed Snipe
Solitary Snipe
Wilson's Phalarope-July 4, Wasilla area
Red-necked Phalarope-May 9, Anchorage
Red Phalarope-May 23, St. Paul
Oriental Pratincole
South Polar Skua
Pomarine Jaeger-June 1, Gambell
Parasitic Jaeger-May 13, Anchor Point
Long-tailed Jaeger-June 3, Nome
Dovekie-May 28, Gambell
Common Murre-Jan. 1, Kodiak
Thick-billed Murre-May 23, St. Paul
Black Guillemot-May 28, Gambell
Pigeon Guillemot-Jan. 2, Kodiak
Long-billed Murrelet
Marbled Murrelet-Jan. 6, Ketchikan
Kittlitz's Murrelet-May 16, Adak
Ancient Murrelet-May 16, Adak
Cassin's Auklet-June 30, ferry trip to Dutch Harbor
Parakeet Auklet-May 23, St. Paul
Least Auklet-May 23, St. Paul
Whiskered Auklet-July 2, ferry trip to Dutch Harbor
Crested Auklet-Jan. 1, Kodiak
Rhinoceros Auklet-May 13, Anchor Point
Horned Puffin-May 23, St. Paul
Tufted Puffin-May 17, Adak
Black-legged Kittiwake-Jan. 2, Kodiak
Red-legged Kittiwake-May 22, St. Paul
Ivory Gull
Sabine's Gull-June 4, Nome
Bonaparte's Gull-Apr. 24, Anchorage
Black-headed Gull
Little Gull
Ross's Gull-October 8, Barrow
Laughing Gull
Franklin's Gull-May 26, Anchorage
Black-tailed Gull
Heerman's Gull
Mew Gull-Jan. 1, Kodiak
Ring-billed Gull-August 20, Ketchikan
Western Gull
California Gull-Feb. 27, Ketchikan
Herring Gull-Feb. 20, Seward
Iceland Gull (Thayer's)-Jan. 7, Ketchikan
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Slaty-backed Gull-May 22, St. Paul
Glaucous-winged Gull-Jan. 1, Kodiak
Glaucous Gull-May 23, St. Paul
Great Black-backed Gull
Sooty Tern
Aleutian Tern-May 13, Anchor Point
Caspian Tern-May 3, Ketchikan
Black Tern
White-winged Tern
Common Tern
Arctic Tern-Apr. 24, Anchorage
Band-tailed Pigeon-May 2, Ketchikan
Oriental Turtle-Dove
Eurasian Collared-Dove-Jan. 10, Anchorage
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Common Cuckoo
Oriental Cuckoo
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Oriental Scops-Owl
Western Screech-Owl-Mar 14, Portage (Anchorage)
Great Horned Owl-Feb. 13, Anchorage
Snowy Owl-July 5, Barrow
Northern Hawk Owl-Jan. 11, Anchorage
Northern Pygmy-Owl-Jan. 4, Juneau
Barred Owl-June 8, Ketchikan
Great Gray Owl-October 2, Kenai
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl-Mar. 25, Kenai
Boreal Owl-Jan. 23, Anchorage
Northern Saw-whet Owl-Feb. 6, Anchorage
Northern Boobook
Lesser Nighthawk
Common Nighthawk
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Gray Nightjar
Black Swift-June 10, Hyder
Chimney Swift
Vaux's Swift-Apr. 30, Juneau
White-throated Needletail
Common Swift
Fork-tailed Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Anna's Hummingbird-Jan. 5, Juneau
Costa's Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird-May 1, Juneau
Eurasian Hoopoe
Belted Kingfisher-Jan. 1, Kodiak
Eurasian Wryneck
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker-Aug, 4, between Delta Jcn & Tok
Red-breasted Sapsucker-Apr. 30, Juneau
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker-Jan. 10, Anchorage
Hairy Woodpecker-Jan. 5, Juneau
American Three-toed Woodpecker-Jan. 11, Anchorage
Black-backed Woodpecker-Jan. 28, Sockeye Burn north of Willow
Northern Flicker-Jan. 7, Ketchikan
Eurasian Kestrel
American Kestrel-Apr. 25, 50 mi south of Delta Junction
Merlin-Feb. 2, Anchorage
Eurasian Hobby
Gyrfalcon-May 15, Adak
Peregrine Falcon-May 12, Homer
Olive-sided Flycatcher-June 8, Ketchikan
Western Wood-Pewee-June 9, Hyder
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher-June 10, Hyder
Alder Flycatcher-June 9, Hyder
Willow Flycatcher-June 9, Hyder
Least Flycatcher-June 9, Hyder
Hammond's Flycatcher-Apr. 26, Delta Junction
Dusky Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher-June 7, Ketchikan
Black Phoebe
Eastern Phoebe-July 12, Nome
Say's Phoebe-June 4, Nome
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird-October 22, Sitka
Western Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird-June 9, Hyder
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Brown Shrike
Northern Shrike-Jan. 11, Anchorage
Cassin's Vireo-June 11, Hyder
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo-June 8, Ketchikan
Philadelphia Vireo 
Red-eyed Vireo-June 15, Juneau
Gray Jay-Jan. 14, Anchorage
Steller's Jay-Jan. 3, Anchorage
Clark's Nutcracker
Black-billed Magpie-Jan. 1, Kodiak
American Crow-June 10, Hyder
Northwestern Crow-Jan. 1, Kodiak
Common Raven-Jan. 1, Kodiak
Sky Lark-September 23, St. Paul
Horned Lark-June 5, Nome
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow-May 2, Ketchikan
Violet-green Swallow-May 2, Ketchikan
Northern Rough-winged Swallow-June 10, Hyder
Bank Swallow-June 3, Nome
Cliff Swallow-June 3, Nome
Barn Swallow-May 2, Ketchikan
Common House-Martin
Black-capped Chickadee-Jan. 1, Kodiak
Mountain Chickadee
Chestnut-backed Chickadee-Jan. 5, Juneau
Boreal Chickadee-Jan. 10, Anchorage
Gray-headed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch-Jan. 11, Anchorage
Brown Creeper-Jan. 2, Kodiak
Pacific Wren-Jan. 2, Kodiak
Marsh Wren
American Dipper-Jan. 7, Ketchikan
Golden-crowned Kinglet-Jan. 2, Kodiak
Ruby-crowned Kinglet-Mar.12, Homer
Willow Warbler
Common Chiffchaff
Wood Warbler
Dusky Warbler
Pallas's Leaf Warbler
Yellow-browed Warbler
Arctic Warbler-June 3, Nome
Kamchatka Warbler
Lesser Whitethroat
Sedge Warbler
Middendorff's Grasshopper-Warbler
Lanceolated Warbler
Gray-streaked Flycatcher
Asian Brown Flycatcher
Spotted Flycatcher
Dark-sided Flycatcher
Rufous-tailed Robin
Siberian Rubythroat-May 24, St. Paul
Bluethroat-June 3, Nome
Siberian Blue Robin
Red-flanked Bluetail-September 24, St. Paul
Narcissus Flycatcher
Taiga Flycatcher
Common Redstart
Northern Wheatear-May 24, St. Paul
Mountain Bluebird-June 22, Chicken
Townsend's Solitaire-Jan. 30, Windy Pt. (s. of Anchorage)
Veery-June 9, Hyder
Gray-cheeked Thrush-June 3, Nome
Swainson's Thrush-May 21, Bishop Creek north of Kenai
Hermit Thrush-May 2, Ketchikan
Wood Thrush
Eyebrowed Thrush-May 31, Gambell
Dusky Thrush
American Robin-Jan. 15, Anchorage
Varied Thrush-Jan. 7, Ketchikan
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling-Jan. 6, Ketchikan
Siberian Accentor-September 7, Gambell
Eastern Yellow Wagtail-June 3, Nome
Gray Wagtail
White Wagtail-May 27, Gambell
Tree Pipit
Olive-backed Pipit
Pechora Pipit
Red-throated Pipit-June 1, Gambell
American Pipit-Apr. 25, Delta Junction
Bohemian Waxwing-Jan. 10, Anchorage
Cedar Waxwing-Jan. 16, Anchorage
Lapland Longspur-Apr. 16, Gunsight Mt. (Hawk watch)
Smith's Longspur-June 24, Denail Highway
Snow Bunting-Jan. 1, Kodiak
McKay's Bunting-Nov. 28, Gambell
Northern Waterthrush-May 21, Stormy Lake north of Kenai
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler-June 15, Juneau
Orange-crowned Warbler-Apr. 24, Anchorage
Nashville Warbler
MacGillivray's Warbler-June 9, Hyder
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat-June 8, Ketchikan
American Redstart-June 9, Hyder
Cape May Warbler-November 7, Sitka
Magnolia Warbler-June 12, Hyder
Yellow Warbler-May 20, Turnagain Pass area 
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler-June 3, Nome
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler-October 16, Juneau
Yellow-rumped Warbler-Jan. 7, Ketchikan
Prairie Warbler
Townsend's Warbler-May 2, Ketchikan
Black-throated Green Warbler
Canada Warbler
Wilson's Warbler-May 3, Ketchikan
Spotted Towhee-Jan. 5, Juneau
American Tree Sparrow-Jan. 18, Homer
Chipping Sparrow-June 9, Hyder
Clay-colored Sparrow
Brewer's Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow-Jan. 8, Hoonah
Fox Sparrow-Jan. 7, Ketchikan
Song Sparrow-Jan. 1, Kodiak
Lincoln's Sparrow-Jan. 7, Ketchikan
Swamp Sparrow-Dec. 5, Ketchikan
White-throated Sparrow-Jan. 18, Homer
Harris's Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow-Jan. 7, Ketchikan
Golden-crowned Sparrow-Jan. 8-Hoonah
Dark-eyed Junco-Jan. 2, Kodiak
Pine Bunting-Nov. 28, Gambell
Yellow-browned Bunting
Little Bunting
Rustic Bunting
Yellow-thoated Bunting 
Yellow-breasted Bunting
Gray Bunting
Pallas's Bunting
Reed Bunting
Scarlet Tanager
Western Tanager-June 9, Hyder
Rose-breasted Grosbeak-July 14, Ketchikan
Black-headed Grosbeak-June 10, Hyder
Blue Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird-Jan. 29, Anchorage
Western Meadowlark-Jan. 9, Juneau
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird-Jan. 9, Hoonah
Brewer's Blackbird-Jan. 9, Hoonah
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird-June 7, Ketchikan
Orchard Oriole
Bullock's Oriole-June 10, Hyder
Brambling-Jan. 17-Homer
Asian Rosy-Finch
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch-Jan. 18, Homer
Pine Grosbeak-Jan. 2, Kodiak
Eurasian Bullfinch
Common Rosefinch
Purple Finch
Cassin's Finch
House Finch-Oct. 18, Ketchikan
Red Crossbill-Jan. 1, Kodiak
White-winged Crossbill-May 3, Ketchikan
Common Redpoll-Jan. 5, Juneau
Hoary Redpoll-Jan. 12, Anchorage
Eurasian Siskin
Pine Siskin-Jan. 2, Kodiak
American Goldfinch
Oriental Greenfinch
Evening Grosbeak
House Sparrow
Unsubstantiated in AK
Clark's Grebe
Little Shearwater
Swinhoe's Storm-Petrel
Northern Gannet
Eurasian Bittern
Snowy Egret
Chinese Sparrowhawk
Cooper's Hawk
Common Buzzard
Yellow Rail
Baillon's Crake
Kentish/Snowy Plover
Little/Least Tern
Calliope Hummingbird
Pileated Woodpecker
Lewis's Woodpecker - November 18, Petersburg
Great Tit
Blyth's Reed Warbler
Mugimaki Flycatcher
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Kentucky Warbler
Northern Parula
Bay-breasted Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler-June 12, Hyder
Hermit Warbler 
Again I realize - so many birds, so little time!