Great Knot

Calidris tenuirostris

This is one of the rarest shorebirds to appear with some regularity in the Pribilofs with sightings every 5-10 years on average, though at times sightings may be more closely grouped. Nearly all sightings are from late May or very early June when this species should be looked for most intensely. The fall record is only the second record at that season for Alaska. This species has undergone severe declines in recent years and as a result records have become rarer in Alaska on the whole.

Great Knot by Gavin Bieber 1024x808 - Great Knot
Photo by Gavin Bieber
Great Knot by Greg Thomson 1024x763 - Great Knot
Photo by Greg Thomson