Alaska: the Pribilof Islands (St. Paul)

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 trip was led by Jan Hansen (dba Otus Asio Tours He leads a variety of trips, all of which I would recommend. On this trip, the co-leader was John O'Donnell who has led a number of trips for the Sierra Club.

This page is devoted to photos from St. Paul Island, mostly taken May 30, 2002 with a few taken the day before.

St. Paul - non-avian wildlife

[Arctic Fox] [Arctic Fox] [Arctic Fox]

Arctic Fox, "blue" phase.

[Fur Seal] [Fur Seal] [Beetle]

Fur Seal - beachmasters; small beetle.

St. Paul - summer-resident (at least) birds

[Northern Fulmar] [Northern Fulmar] [Northern Fulmar] [Northern Fulmar]

Northern Fulmar.

[Red-legged Kittiwake] [Red-legged Kittiwake] [Red-faced Cormorant]

Red-legged Kittiwake (left and center) and Red-faced Cormorant.


Common (left) and Thick-billed (right) Murres.

[Thick-billed Murre] [Thick-billed Murre] [Thick-billed Murre]

Thick-billed Murre.

[Least Auklet] [Least Auklet] [Least Auklet]

Least Auklet - center with Parakeet Auklet.

[Parakeet Auklet] [Parakeet Auklet] [Parakeet Auklet]

Parakeet Auklet.

[Crested Auklet] [Crested Auklet] [Crested Auklet]

Crested Auklet - left with Thick-billed Murre.

[Horned Puffin] [Horned Puffin] [Horned Puffin]

Horned Puffin.

[Tufted Puffin] [Tufted Puffin] [Tufted Puffin] [Tufted Puffin] [Tufted Puffin]

Tufted Puffin.

[Snowy Owl] [Snowy Owl] [Snowy Owl]

Snowy Owl.

[Grey-crowned Rosy Finch] [Grey-crowned Rosy Finch] [Grey-crowned Rosy Finch]

Grey-crowned Rosy Finch - large Aleutian race.

[Long-tailed Jaeger] [McKay's Bunting] [McKay's Bunting]

Long-tailed Jaeger (left) and McKay's Bunting (center and right).

St. Paul - Asian shorebirds

[Bar-tailed Godwit] [Bar-tailed Godwit]

Bar-tailed Godwit.

[Common Greenshank] [Common Sandpiper]

Common Greenshank (left) and Common Sandpiper.

[Terek Sandpiper] [Terek Sandpiper] [Terek Sandpiper] [Terek Sandpiper] [Terek Sandpiper]

Terek Sandpiper (from too far away).

[Wood Sandpiper] [Wood Sandpiper] [Wood Sandpiper]

Wood Sandpiper - there is light still at 10 pm!

Eric W. Greisen