Brewer’s Blackbird

Euphagus cyanocephalus

A rare vagrant to Alaska, primarily during the fall in the southeastern portion of the state, this was an unexpected arrival on St. George Island in both species and timing (summer), with no previous records anywhere near the Bering Sea region. This individual was likely a spring arrival to the state, which continued moving in the wrong direction into the summer period. However, were this species to be re-sighted in the islands, an arrival in mid-late September would be a more expected time frame.

Brewers Blackbird by Nat Drumheller 1024x606 - Brewer's Blackbird
Photo by Nat Drumheller
Brewers Blackbird 2 by Nat Drumheller 1024x685 - Brewer's Blackbird
Photo by Nat Drumheller
Brewers Blackbird by John Gorey 1024x945 - Brewer's Blackbird
Photo by John Gorey