Alaska: Anchorage - Seward

Click on the small picture to see a larger, more detailed version. I toured Alaska, visiting Anchorage, St. Lawrence Island (Gambell), Seward, St. Paul Island, Nome, and the Denali area. The main part of the trip was led by Jan Hansen (dba Otus Asio Tours with co-leader John O'Donnell. The first part of the official trip begain in Anchorage, traveled to Seward, did a one-day pelagic trip, and then returned to anchorage May 26-28, 2002. A couple of pictures from the Anchorage area on June 1 are also included.

Anchorage-Seward area land birds

[Northern Saw-whet Owl]

Northern Saw-whet Owl, Eagle River area Anchorage, May 26, 2002.

[Boreal Owl] [Boreal Owl] [Boreal Owl]

Boreal Owl, Fort Richardson, May 26, 2002.

[Red-necked Grebe] [Arctic Tern]

Red-necked Grebe and Arctic Tern, Potter's Marsh, Anchorage, May 26, 2002.

[Mew Gull] [Mew Gull]

Mew Gull, Potter's Marsh, Anchorage, May 26, 2002.

[Spruce Grouse] [Spruce Grouse] [Spruce Grouse]

Spruce Grouse (female), Primrose Trail, May 28, 2002.

[Common Loon] [Common Loon]

Common Loon, Primrose Trail, May 28, 2002

[Arctic Tern] [Golden-crowned Sparrow]

Arctic Tern at Tern Lake and Golden-crowned Sparrow near Moose Pass, May 28, 2002.

[Lesser Yellowlegs]

Lesser Yellowlegs, park near hotel, Anchorage, June 1, 2002.

Anchorage to Seward scenery

[Turnagain Arm] Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet, May 26, 2002

[Bear Glacier] Bear Glacier from Resurrection Bay, May 27, 2002

[Otus Asio Alaska Tour group] The full group, Primrose Trail, May 28, 2002

[Portage Glacier] [Portage Glacier]

Portage Glacier glacial debris (Glacier is around corner to left), May 28, 2002.

[Hatcher Pass road scene] [Hatcher Pass] [Hatcher Pass beaver constructions]

Hatcher Pass scenes: along road, at the Pass, beaver dams and lodge, June 1, 2002

Seward (Resurrection Bay) pelagic trip, May 27, 2002

[Sea Otter] [Orca] [Orca]

Sea Otter (left) and Killer Whale (Orca).

[Steller's Sea Lion] [Steller's Sea Lion] [Harbor Seal]

Steller's Sea Lion (left and center), Harbor Seal.

[Marbled Murrelet] [Marbled Murrelet] [Marbled Murrelet]

Marbled Murrelet.

[Rhinocerous Auklet] [Rhinocerous Auklet] [Rhinocerous Auklet]

Rhinocerous Auklet.

[Ancient Murrelet] [Ancient Murrelet] [Tufted Puffin]

Ancient Murrelet (left, center) and Tufted Puffin (right).

[Parakeet Auklet] [Red-faced Cormorant] [Red-faced Cormorant]

Parakeet Auklet (left) and Red-faced Cormorant (center, right).

[Black-legged Kittiwake] [Black-legged Kittiwake] [Herring Gull]

Black-legged Kittiwake (left, center) and Herring Gull (right).

Eric W. Greisen