Red-necked Phalarope and other Barrow birds.
Our first couple days, the Red-necked Phalarope were the most plentiful bird. A small wading bird, they usually let us get fairly
close which is fortunate since they are small. They would swim round and round in small circles stirring up their food. Much of
the water and ground was icy the first couple days after we arrived.
The Pacific Golden Plover is a magnificent wader.
One of Jackie's favorite birds was the Long-billed Dowitcher--a medium sized shorebird.
The Lapland Longspur is a common Arctic songbird.
Buff-brested Sandpiper.
Appropriately named, the Snow Bunting is a bird of the high Arctic and snowy winter fields. There were lots of them in Barrow,
even around town. They flit around very fast and are quite small.
Female on the left.
Glaucous Gulls are the most abundant human subsisted predator in the Arctic, hanging out near the dump.
Skua
Parasitic Jaeger looking for eggs, chicks, and small birds.
Raven
Rainbow over tundra. We had some precipitation all eight days including snow flurries every day. However, it was never enough
to interfere. Afterall, average rainfall for the year is only five inches. This was the area where we saw the Eiders and was close
to the dump.
Our last day we encountered an arctic fox.