Other Wrangel Birds
The Guillemot, Common Murre, and Thick-billed Murre population on the Arctic Cliffs around Wrangel Island is amazing. Every
horizontal spot on these cliffs is covered with these birds as well as some other birds such as cormorants, gulls and Puffins.
Thick-billed Muerres sitting on ice at sunset.
Look carefully at this next picture which Jackie took at sunset and you will see a raft of hundreds of Pigeon Guillemot.
The Thick-billed Murres (also known as Brunnich's Guillemot) gather on the ice for socialization.
Here a pelagic
cormorant with
chicks sits next to
some murres.
Glaucous Gulls
Black-legged Kittiwake Gull
The spectacled eider is listed in the US as a Federally Threatened species and is unhuntable. They remain in northern waters in
the winter.
Ten thousand snow geese breed on the island. These geese were threatened. Banding these geese, the rangers discovered
that the Russian snow geese arrived to winter in California before the Canadian snow geese. California resolved the problem by
delaying the hunting season for snow geese until the Canadian geese arrived.
Baird's Sandpiper
One of the most common birds on land was the Pomarine Jaeger.
Long-tailed Jaeger
Brant
Ruddy Ternstones