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#ABArare – Thick-billed Warbler – Alaska

On Friday September 8, Ruben and Victor Stoll discovered a Thick-billed Warbler on Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska. This east Asian species would be a 1st record for Alaska and the ABA Area.

Thick-billed Warbler is a large Acrocephalid warbler, breeding across much of temperate east Asia – Mongolia, northeast China and southeast Russia – and wintering in continental southeast Asia. It is a very rare vagrant to western Europe, having been recorded 5 times in the United Kingdom, all on Shetland, most recently in 2013, and once in Finland.

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Nate Swick

Nate Swick

Editor, Social Media Manager at American Birding Association
Nate Swick is the editor of the American Birding Association Blog, social media manager for the ABA, and the host of the American Birding Podcast. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Danielle, and two young children. He is the author of Birding for the Curious and The ABA Field Guide to Birds of the Carolinas.
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