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Robin (First HEARD singing)

Date: 05/08/2018

Number: 1

We heard our first Gonandadoy (Deg Xinag American Robin) the evening of May 8 and then again this morning, May 9. People are commenting how late they are this year. Elders are saying that it might be due to the late wintery storms in mid-Canada and the mid-west of the USA. Canadian Geese, various ducks, various snipes (Great Yellow-legs) and a few Tree Swallows even have been seen in the last few days.

I have to thank Journey North for featuring our sightings since the mid-1990s. Being featured has also made my students more aware to watch for certain birds, to notice things that are changing in the environment, to keep records of things that you notice and experience. As citizen scientists we are all part of this great world. The sightings of birds and other migratory animals has always been a treasured experience indicating the change of seasons and the ebb and flow of life. Thanks again to the scientists of Journey North and the years of dedication.

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Shageluk, AK

Latitude: 62.7 Longitude: -159.5

Observed by: Joyanne
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