Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Regulus calendula

Prior to the beginning of extensive fall surveys on Saint Lawrence, and our first fall survey (2003) on Saint Paul this species was regarded as accidental in the Bering Sea. Only two records of this species were made during the entire 20 th century! In 2003 two or three individuals were found in mid to late September, and in 2004 an incredible 39 birds appeared, mainly on the heels of a strong storm in late September. On September 27 an amazing 32 birds were found. These Kinglets were mainly concentrated in any sheltered spot around the island. Especially good spots were around Webster House, Hutchinson Hill, Zapadnie Ravine and the Crab Pots.