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Matanuska-Susitna

Top hotspots

Top regions sorted by number of observed species
Rank Region Species Species
1 Goose Bay SGR
131
2 Denali State Park
127
3 Palmer Hay Flats SGR--Cottonwood Creek access
120
4 Palmer Hay Flats SGR--Reflections Lake
118
5 Denali SP--Byers Lake
104
6 Jim Lake (Jim Creek IBA/Maud Rd-Butte)
103
7 Denali Hwy--Maclaren River Bridge (MP P42)
101
8 Denali SP--Denali Viewpoint South
100
9 Gunsight Mtn. Hawkwatch (MP A120 Glenn Hwy)
99
10 Gunsight Mtn. Hawkwatch (MP A118.8 Glenn Hwy)
97
11 Talkeetna--Talkeetna River outlet
97
12 Alascom Rd. (MP A118.4 Glenn Hwy)
96
13 Clearwater Creek Bridge (MP P55.7 Denali Hwy)
96
14 Waterfowl Lakes (MP P49.5 Denali Hwy)
95
15 Brushkana Creek Bridge (MP P105 Denali Hwy)
94
16 Old Matanuska Townsite (Palmer)
94
17 Susitna River Bridge (MP P79.5 Denali Hwy)
93
18 Mud Lake (private parking-Jim Creek IBA/Maud Rd-Butte)
86
19 Tahneta Lake (MP A123.4 Glenn Hwy-jct w/Marten Rd)
84
20 Eklutna Power Plant Tailrace (Old Glenn Hwy)
83
21 Lake Louise--Boat ramp
82
22 Wasilla--Lake Lucille-Carter Park
82
23 Susitna Flats SGR
81
24 Petersville Rd. (Trapper Creek-MP A115 Parks Hwy)
80
25 Lake Louise
79
26 Talkeetna--Talkeetna Lakes
79
27 Palmer Hay Flats SGR--Rabbit Slough Access Rd
78
28 Wasilla--Lake Lucille Park (end of Endeavor St.)
76
29 Denali Hwy--Clearcreek Mountain Lodge (MP 82)
71
30 Denali Viewpoint North (MP A134.8 Parks Hwy)
68
31 Esker Ponds (MP P59 Denali Hwy)
68
32 Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge
68
33 Hatcher Pass--Independence Mine
66
34 Nancy Lake SRA--Nancy Lake (Parks Hwy)
66
35 Willow--2015 Sockeye burn
66
36 Hatcher Pass--Gold Mint Trail
65
37 Hatcher Pass Road (Palmer)
64
38 Sheep Mountain Lodge (MP A113.5 Glenn Hwy)
64
39 Palmer Hay Flats SGR--Scout Ridge Overlook
63
40 Palmer Hay Flats SGR--Nelson Rd (foot traffic only)
62
41 Gunsight Mtn. Hawkwatch (MP A121 Glenn Hwy)
61
42 Kashwitna Lake (MP A76.4 Parks Hwy)
60
43 Matanuska Lakes SRA (Palmer)
60
44 Palmer Hay Flats SGR
59
45 Plumley-Maud Trail (Butte)
59
46 Bodenburg Butte (Palmer)
58
47 Denali Hwy--Seattle Creek Bridge (MP P111.3)
58
48 Lower Troublesome Creek rest stop (MP A137.3 Parks Hwy)
57
49 Pt. MacKenzie
56
50 Butte Lake Trailhead (MP P94 Denali Hwy)
55
51 Denali SP--Byers Lake Campground
55
52 Eureka Roadhouse (Glenn Hwy. MP A128.3)
55
53 Palmer Hay Flats SGR--Spring Creek @ Fireweed Rd
55
54 Palmer Hay Flats SGR--Wasilla Creek
54
55 Wasilla--Cottonwood Creek Park
54
56 Wasilla--Wasilla Lake
54
57 Rippy Trail--Jim Creek overlook (1.5 miles SE of trailhead)
52
58 Wasilla--Finger Lake Campground
51
59 Big Lake
50
60 Glenn Hwy--Glacier View @ Grand View Cafe (MP A109.7)
50
61 Palmer--Matanuska River overlook (MP A50 Glenn Hwy)
50
62 Nancy Lake SRA (Parks Hwy)
49
63 Palmer--Matanuska River Park
49
64 Denali SP--K'esugi Ken Campground
48
65 Glenn Hwy--Eureka Summit
48
66 Beluga River bridge
45
67 Fish Lake (3 miles N on Fish Lake Rd. @ MP A72.9 Glenn Hwy)
45
68 Palmer--Lazy Mountain
45
69 Denali Hwy--Canyon Creek Bridge (MP P95)
43
70 Palmer--UAF Matanuska Experiment Farm (S.Georgeson Dr.)
43
71 Denali SP--Curry Ridge Trail
42
72 Big Lake--Jordan Lake
41
73 Hatcher Pass--Reed Lakes Trail
41
74 Big Lake--State Recreation Site
40
75 Hatcher Pass Road (Willow)
40
76 Denali SP--Kesugi Ridge Trail (Little Coal Creek area)
39
77 Denali SP--Moose Meadow Loop
38
78 Knik--Nomad Cove (MP 13.5 Knik-Goose Bay Rd)
38
79 Palmer--Musk Ox Farm
36
80 Matanuska Lakes SRA-Long Lake Loop (Palmer)
34
81 Glenn Hwy--MP A126.4
33
82 Wasilla Lake Observation Platform
33
83 Willow Creek SRA (E of Parks Hwy)
33
84 Denali SP--Little Coal Creek Trailhead
32
85 Susitna Flats SGR--Chedatna Lakes
31
86 Dale Saunders Crane Sanctuary (SE of Trapper Creek)
30
87 Lucile Lake (Wasilla)
30
88 Palmer--Snodgrass Field
30
89 Wiener Lake (MP A87.5 Glenn Hwy)
30
90 Denali SP--Ermine Hill Trail
29
91 Denali SP--Golog Benchmark
29
92 Glenn/Parks Hwy Interchange
28
93 Nancy Lake SRA--South Rolly Cmpgrnd (Parks Hwy)
27
94 Knik--Knik Lake (MP 13.5 Knik-Goose Bay Rd)
25
95 Palmer--Walby Lake
25
96 Little Su River Bridge (Edgerton Parks Rd-N Palmer)
23
97 Palmer--farm field S of Inner Springer Loop
23
98 Long Lake SRS (MP A85.4 Glenn Hwy)
21
99 Palmer--Central Landfill
20
100 Palmer--Pond east of 49th State St.
20

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Observer Date Species
Justin Saunders 5 May 2021 7
Chandra Bowley-Allen 5 May 2021 12
Dan Crowson 5 May 2021 10
Dan Crowson 5 May 2021 10
Timothy Piranian 5 May 2021 30
Dan Crowson 5 May 2021 22
Chandra Bowley-Allen 5 May 2021 9
Justin Saunders 5 May 2021 5
Justin Saunders 4 May 2021 1
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Top eBirders

Top eBirders sorted by number of observed species
Rank eBirder Total
1 Justin Saunders
162
2 Dan Crowson
159
3 Nathan Senner
143
4 Charlotte (Charlie) Sartor
140
5 Bob Winckler
138
6 Ben Lagasse
129
6 Robert Ambrose
129
8 Steven Waltz
128
8 Scott Schuette
128
8 Laurie Evans
128