I had heard of a Sabine's Gull hanging around near Homer so I went to look for it but the road was too rough we couldn't get to the location. But near there I did spot an immature Northern Shrike - a year bird and a very exciting one, number 350!
Now that I've reached 350 it's time for an update on how I feel my Junior Big Year is going. I say it couldn't be better! I was right on track before I left for Alaska but needed things to keep clicking in order for me to get to 375, my goal at year's end as I was only at 321 species when I left for Alaska. And boy oh boy - have things ever clicked! My goal was 20-30 year birds for the whole trip I'm now at 29 year birds so far this trip, and I'm only half way through the trip! Wow. I WILL get 375 NO PROBLEM and will be pushing up on 400.