• Two Ruffs fly into Contractor's Marsh, Adak.
  • Two Ruffs in Contractor's Marsh, Adak.
  • Two Ruffs in Contractor's Marsh, Adak.
  • A female Rock Ptarmigan does its best to blend in.
  • We never saw the entire mountain, but on a couple days most of Mount Moffitt, Adak's tallest peak, was visible.
  • Gyrfalcon, one of several sightings we had throughout the trip.
  • The Eurasian rae of Green-winged Teal, Anas crecca crecca, is the expected subspecies on Adak.
  • The Eurasian rae of Green-winged Teal, Anas crecca crecca, is the expected subspecies on Adak.
  • The Eurasian rae of Green-winged Teal, Anas crecca crecca, is the expected subspecies on Adak.
  • Common Snipe produce the winnowing sound with just one broad outer tail feather extended on each side of the tail. On a Wilson's Snipe, two narrow tail feathers extend to produce their winnowing sound, which is higher pitched.
  • Two Common Snipe over Contractor's Marsh, Adak.
  • The white trailing edge to the wing averages slightly broader on a Common Snipe than on a Wilson's Snipe.
  • A flock of Bar-tailed Godwits stretch their wings after a long flight across the Pacific.
  • Black Oystercatcher, Clam Lagoon, Adak.
  • The bold white forehead and black bill stands out on this Aleutian Tern.
  • The dark trailing edge to the secondaries is a great mark for Aleutian Tern, even at a distance.

Here are a few photo highlights from our May 15-19, 2016 trip to Adak Island in the central Aleutians. Photos by Aaron Lang.