Paul Lehman arrived on 20 August in the birding mecca, the village of Gambell, for his annual late summer/fall visit. I will summarize his bird reports here from 20 August through 24 September as I receive them.
During a few hours of birding, Paul found White Wagtail (5), Eastern Yellow Wagtail (40), and Red-throated Pipit (1). In addition, he found the more common species including Slaty-backed Gull (3), Northern Wheatear (10), Arctic Warbler (7), an multiple Long-tailed Jaegers. For the region, his most interesting bird was a Pine Siskin (2), a species that is casual in the Bering Sea. About the quality and quantity of birds, Paul says "the numbers are UNexceptional for the third week in August."