Alaska Shorebirds

Bristle-thighed Curlew appears in Seward - 5/9/18


I stumbled across this "rare and enigmatic bird" early morning 5/7/18 out on the Seward airport mudflats.  A fantastic find as it has never before been reported for the Seward area.  This bird winters on tropical islands in the south Pacific and nests in western Alaska.  Fewer than 10,000 are thought to currently exist.  See additional details at