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Potter Marsh, Alaska (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Potter Marsh, Alaska

Map of Potter Marsh, Alaska

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) - Male Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus)

A freshwater marsh just south of Anchorage.



7/20/2014: Stopped for a few minutes on the way to Seward. Lots of salmon and trout in the river including a huge (maybe 5 feet long) Chinook Salmon.

Previous Visit (Nome-Teller Hwy: 7/19/2014)
Next Visit (Seward: 7/21/2014)

Alaska 2010

5/29/2010: Stopped a couple of different times at the marsh in search of the Arctic Tern.

Previous Visit (Kenai Peninsula: 5/27/2010)
Next Visit (Saint George Island: 5/29/2010)

Species Recorded (17)

Birds ( 16 )

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Northern Pintail - Anas acuta
Green-winged Teal - Anas crecca
Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos
Canada Goose - Branta canadensis
Cackling Goose - Branta hutchinsii
Northern Shoveler - Spatula clypeata

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Short-billed Dowitcher - Limnodromus griseus
Lesser Yellowlegs - Tringa flavipes
Greater Yellowlegs - Tringa melanoleuca

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Short-billed Gull - Larus brachyrhynchus
Arctic Tern - Sterna paradisaea

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Tree Swallow - Tachycineta bicolor

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Orange-crowned Warbler - Leiothlypis celata

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Dark-eyed Junco - Junco hyemalis

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Rusty Blackbird - Euphagus carolinus


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