Field Notes: The Polar Field Services Newsletter

Birds of Barrow

A few of our staff spent spring helping CPS partner UMIAQ welcome and support NSF-funded researchers working around Barrow, Alaska.  Josh Bacon, science project manager, noted several times that he was enjoying abundant wildlife sightings, in particular of the avian sort. Josh has a passion for birds, having grown up birding, and studying them at the University of Alaska as an undergraduate (visit his profile on the PFS ‘who we are’ page). He shared the below pictures a few weeks back. Enjoy the birds of Barrow!

Tundra Swans defending nest

Tundra Swans defending nest. Photo: Josh Bacon

Pectoral Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper. Photo: Josh Bacon
Northern Pintail Drake
Northern Pintail Drake. Photo: Josh Bacon
Arctic Tern
Arctic Tern. Photo: Josh Bacon
American Golden Plover
American Golden Plover. Photo: Josh Bacon
Red Phelorope
Red Phelorope. Photo: Josh Bacon

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