Tufted Puffin (above 10 images) - St. Paul Island
Brunnich's Guillemot (above three images) - St. Paul Island. The subspecies here is arra which averages darker than the more familiar nominate race.
Least Auklet - St. Paul Island
Red-faced Cormorant - St. Paul Island
Horned Puffin - St Paul Island
Tufted Puffin, Brunnich's Guillemot and Common Guillemot (4th from top) - St Paul Island
Northern Wren of race alascensis which may be split as Pacific Wren
by HBW in the future - St Paul Island
Ridge Wall cliffs, quite low cliffs but teaming with birds
View across St Paul with the town just visible in the centre
After dinner in the 'galley' (basically a canteen used by workers in the local industries, mainly fishing and crabbing - there are no other places to eat on the island) we birded the Salt Lagoon area which produced our first looks at Rock Sandpiper which were the most abundant wader present. All the birds we saw were in summer plumage and of the paler nominate race that breeds on the Pribilofs. Other waders here include Semipalmated Plover (1), Bar-tailed Godwit (1) of the eastern race baueri and many confiding Red-necked Phalarope (30). A flock of gull contained Red-legged Kittiwake (35), Black-legged Kittiwake (50) and Glaucous-winged Gull (20) and we spent some time stalking these to obtain photographs. The only passerine’s were Snow Bunting, Lapland Bunting and the impressive Grey-crowned Rosy-finch, both of which were common. We headed back to our accommodation for 22:00 and birded around the buildings getting further views of Grey-crowned Rosy-finch, Lapland Bunting and Long-tailed Duck.
Rock Sandpiper (above eight images) of nominate race - St Paul Island
Semipalmated Plover (above three images) - St Paul Island
Red-legged Kittiwake, Common Kittiwake and Glaucous-winged Gull - St Paul Island
Red-legged Kittiwake - St Paul Island
Glaucous-winged Gull - St Paul Island
Long-tailed Duck (male) - St Paul Island
Long-tailed Duck (female) - St Paul Island
Lapland Bunting (subspecies alascensis)- St Paul Island. Lower bird is a different individual to the above two.
Grey-crowned Rosy-finch (race umbrina) - St Paul Island
Links to the other days of the trip (click to view)