2020 MatSu Big Day Count

 Saturday, May 16th and Sunday, May 17th

We had 6 teams reporting their results with a total of 82 species.

In order of number of species seen they were:

Snow Goose
Canada Goose
Trumpeter Swan
American Wigeon
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Canvasback
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Barrow’s Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Red-throated Loon
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Spruce Grouse
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Northern Goshawk
Sandhill Crane
Spotted Sandpiper  
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Hudsonian Godwit
Baird’s Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Wilson’s Snipe
Red-necked Phalarope
Bonaparte’s Gull
Mew Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Arctic Tern
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
American 3-toed Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Merlin
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Gray Jay
Black-billed Magpie
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
American Dipper
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Swainson’s Thrush
Hermit Thrush  
American Robin
Varied Thrush
European Starling
Northern Waterthrush
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
American Tree Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Rusty Blackbird
Pine Grosbeak
Common Redpoll 

Learn about the best birding sites in the beautiful Mat-Su Valley HERE.