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Saint George Island, Alaska (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Saint George Island, Alaska

Map of Saint George Island, Alaska

St. George Island Murres St. George Island - Tussocks St. George Church St. George - Overlook St. George Island - Garden Cove St. George Island - Kittiwakes
St. George Island - Cliffs Forget Me Not - Alaska State Flower St. George Island - Reindeer Skull
Rock Sandpiper (Calidris ptilocnemis) Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) - 2nd Summer Arctic Fox (Alopex lagopus) Northern Fur Seal (Callorhinus ursinus) Tufted Puffin (Fratercula cirrhata) Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina)
Horned Puffin (Fratercula corniculata) Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) - Female Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) - Male Dovekie (Alle alle) Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) - Male Breeding Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus)
Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) Winter Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes) Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens) - Sub-Adults Caribou (Rangifer tarandus) Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens) - 1st Summer
Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) Crested Auklet (Aethia cristatella) Parakeet Auklet (Cyclorrhynchus psittacula) Red-faced Cormorant (Phalacrocorax urile) Least Auklet (Aethia pusilla) Arctic Fox (Alopex lagopus)
Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) - Male Breeding Rock Sandpiper (Calidris ptilocnemis) Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) - With Nesting Material Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) Red-legged Kittiwake (Rissa brevirostris) Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Leucosticte tephrocotis)
Thick-billed Murre (Uria lomvia) Brown Lemming (Lemmus trimucronatus nigripes) Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) - Dark Morph Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) - Female Breeding Red-legged Kittiwake (Rissa brevirostris) Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) - 1st Summer
Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii)

A remote tundra covered island in the Bering Sea. The island has a small population of people and spectacular cliffs covered with breeding birds.


Alaska 2010

5/29/2010: We arrived on a cold and windy, but sunny, day on the island for a planned three day visit.

Even though it was only late May, the days were quite long. We did a couple 12-hour hikes to explore most of the island.

Luckily, some bad weather rolled in on day three stranding us for two additional days. The quirky flight schedules caused us to miss out on St. Paul Island. Maybe we missed out, but having flown over St. Paul on the way in, I am glad that we saw St. George first. St. George was one of the most scenic and interesting places that I have visited.

Previous Visit (Potter Marsh: 5/29/2010)
Next Visit (Denali National Park: 6/5/2010)

Species Recorded (44)

Birds ( 38 )

Shearwaters and Petrels ( Procellariidae )
Northern Fulmar - Fulmarus glacialis

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Pelagic Cormorant - Urile pelagicus
Red-faced Cormorant - Urile urile

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Northern Pintail - Anas acuta
Cackling Goose - Branta hutchinsii
Bufflehead - Bucephala albeola
Common Goldeneye - Bucephala clangula
Long-tailed Duck - Clangula hyemalis
Harlequin Duck - Histrionicus histrionicus
American Wigeon - Mareca americana
Red-breasted Merganser - Mergus serrator

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

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Semipalmated Plover - Charadrius semipalmatus
Pacific Golden-Plover - Pluvialis fulva

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Ruddy Turnstone - Arenaria interpres
Rock Sandpiper - Calidris ptilocnemis
Bar-tailed Godwit - Limosa lapponica
Red-necked Phalarope - Phalaropus lobatus
Wandering Tattler - Tringa incana

Jaegers and Skuas ( Stercorariidae )
Long-tailed Jaeger - Stercorarius longicaudus

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Crested Auklet - Aethia cristatella
Parakeet Auklet - Aethia psittacula
Least Auklet - Aethia pusilla
Dovekie - Alle alle
Glaucous-winged Gull - Larus glaucescens
Glaucous Gull - Larus hyperboreus
Red-legged Kittiwake - Rissa brevirostris
Black-legged Kittiwake - Rissa tridactyla

Auks and Puffins ( Alcidae )
Tufted Puffin - Fratercula cirrhata
Horned Puffin - Fratercula corniculata
Common Murre - Uria aalge
Thick-billed Murre - Uria lomvia

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Bank Swallow - Riparia riparia

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
Pacific Wren - Troglodytes pacificus

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Lapland Longspur - Calcarius lapponicus

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

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch - Leucosticte tephrocotis
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis


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