Cassin's Auklet

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Cassin's Auklet: for more photos, see Sitka Nature Photo Gallery for Ptychoramphus aleuticus
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Cassin's Auklet (Ptychoramphus aleuticus):






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|Summary=Very Rare in winter along the road system. Presumed Rare to Uncommon in the Sitka area. |presence=Reported |spring=Uncommon |summer=Uncommon |fall=Uncommon |winter=Uncommon |breeding=Possible but unconfirmed |webster=As observed, regularly seen in fall in lower Chatham Strait; by Bailey (1927) 9 and 24 October 1920; by Gabrielson 13 August 1940 and 11 August 1944 (Gabrielson and Lincoln 1959); by Me (Gabrielson and Lincoln 1959) 10 September 1940; by Gibson (1976a) 17 and 22 July 1975. Gabrielson (loc. cit.) saw a number in Salisbury Sound 12 August 1940 and some off Baranof Island 14 September 1941. In Sitka Sound, Gabrielson (loc. cit.) saw a few 21 August 1945; C. Johnstone saw many 5 August 1981 and two on 25 September 1981; R. A. Wood saw one on St. Lazaria Island 21 June 1983 (Nelson et al 1987); Hanson saw a few 23 and 24 August 1985; and the Christmas count group saw one 18 December 1977. Ward and Tedin (Tobish 1997) saw one 12 February 1997. Nelson and Lehnhausen (1983) found a number of adults with eggs and young and estimated 400 breeding pairs on Hazy Islands, 25 to 27 June 1982. Gordon saw a few off Chichagof Island 2-7 July 1969, but there are no certain breeding records from north of Hazy Islands. }}