The Alaska Department of Fish & Game – Help Protect Potter Marsh – Donations Needed

The Alaska Department of Fish & Game

Help Protect Potter Marsh

Donations Needed

We received a message from the State of Alaska – Department of Fish & Game today concerning acquiring property adjacent to the Potter Marsh.  We thought you’d like to see it.

Donations can be accepted online at The Conservation Fund – Potter Marsh Page or checks may be mailed to: The Conservation Fund, Attn: Potter Marsh, 2727 Hiland Road, Eagle River, Alaska 99577.

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Audubon Alaska – Birding Basics II – September 19, 2017

Audubon Alaska

Birding Basics II:  Become a Better Birder

You’re invited!

Do you have some basics down, but want to become a better birder? Explore the exciting world of birding in this workshop! During this all-ages program, you will learn how to identify birds in non-breeding plumage, learn about bird anatomy, and learn how to use apps and field guides to identify birds while in the field.
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Fall Potluck & Photo Sharing Party – September 21, 2017

Fall Potluck & Photo Sharing Party

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Join us Thursday, Sept. 21,  for Anchorage Audubon’s Annual End-Of-Summer Potluck Party and bring your favorite photos of your summer adventures.

Get together with your birding pals and share photos, tasty treats, and tall tales.  Bring a dish to share—Hot Or Cold but no plug-in heating devices are allowed in the room. 

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Membership Meeting – Thursday, October 19, 2017

October Program to be Announced

at the BP Energy Center – 7:00 PM

Join us Thursday, October 19, for Anchorage Audubon’s October general membership meeting. The program has yet to be determined, but you can bet it will be entertaining and informative.

Then join us on Thursday, October 19 at 7:00 pm in The BP Energy Center for our monthly meeting and of course, cookies.

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Membership Meeting – Thursday, November 16, 2017

November Program to be Announced

at the BP Energy Center – 7:00 PM

Join us Thursday, November 16, for Anchorage Audubon’s October general membership meeting. The program has yet to be determined, but you can bet it will be entertaining and informative.

Then join us on Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 pm in The BP Energy Center for our monthly meeting and of course, cookies.

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Membership Meeting – Thursday, December 14, 2017

December Program to be Announced

at the BP Energy Center – 7:00 PM

Join us Thursday, December 14, for Anchorage Audubon’s October general membership meeting. The program has yet to be determined, but you can bet it will be entertaining and informative.

Then join us on Thursday, December 14 at 7:00 pm in The BP Energy Center for our monthly meeting and of course, cookies.

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Christmas Bird Count – Saturday, December 16, 2017


Christmas Bird Count and Tally Potluck Chili Feed

 at the First Congregational Church, 2610 E. Northern Lights Blvd – 5:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATE AND LOCATION OF THE POTLUCK CHILI FEED ARE PRELIMINARY.  PLEASE REVISIT THIS PAGE FOR UDPATES FROM TIME TO TIME AS THE 2017 CBC DATE DRAWS NEAR

WELCOME TO THE ANCHORAGE AUDUBON CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT 2017

This year’s count will be Satchristmas-bird-count-transparenturday, December 16th followed by the Tally Party and Chili Feed Potluck at the First Congregational Church, 2610 E.

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Membership Meeting – Thursday, January 18, 2018

January Program to be Announced

at the BP Energy Center – 7:00 PM

Join us Thursday, January 18, for Anchorage Audubon’s October general membership meeting. The program has yet to be determined, but you can bet it will be entertaining and informative.

Then join us on Thursday, January 18 at 7:00 pm in The BP Energy Center for our monthly meeting and of course, cookies.

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Membership Meeting – Thursday, February 15, 2018

February Program to be Announced

at the BP Energy Center – 7:00 PM

Join us Thursday, February 15, for Anchorage Audubon’s October general membership meeting. The program has yet to be determined, but you can bet it will be entertaining and informative.

Then join us on Thursday, February 15 at 7:00 pm in The BP Energy Center for our monthly meeting and of course, cookies.

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Membership Meeting – Thursday, March 15, 2018

March Program to be Announced

at the BP Energy Center – 7:00 PM

Join us Thursday, March 15, for Anchorage Audubon’s October general membership meeting. The program has yet to be determined, but you can bet it will be entertaining and informative.

Then join us on Thursday, March 15 at 7:00 pm in The BP Energy Center for our monthly meeting and of course, cookies.

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Membership Meeting – Thursday, April 19, 2018

April Program to be Announced

at the BP Energy Center – 7:00 PM

Join us Thursday, April 19, for Anchorage Audubon’s October general membership meeting. The program has yet to be determined, but you can bet it will be entertaining and informative.

Then join us on Thursday, April 19 at 7:00 pm in The BP Energy Center for our monthly meeting and of course, cookies.

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Volunteers Needed – May 13, 2017

Loon Cam Help Needed this Saturday

at Connors Lake – 1:00 PM

The Pacific Loons have arrived at Connors Lake, and Jean needs a few volunteers this Saturday to finish preparations of the island and camera system for this summer’s Loon Cam.

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Anchorage Birding Guide – Campbell Creek Estuary Natural Area

At a glance

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Campbell Creek Estuary Natural Area – The Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge from the Beluga Overlook Platform

Go here for

Good viewing access to the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge

Address

terminus of Selkirk Drive, Anchorage, AK 99502

Latitude and Longitude

61.1336 north latitude, -149.9665 west longitude (61.1336, -149.9665)

Description

This 60 acre former homestead is Anchorage’s newest park.  … Read the rest

Anchorage Birding Guide – Cheney Lake Park

At a glance

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Cheney Lake Park – Common Loon – May 21, 2015

Go here for

Ready access to Red-necked Grebes.  Decent chance at Common Loon and/or Pacific Loon.

Address

2245 Baxter Road, Anchorage, AK 99504

Latitude and Longitude

61.2003 north latitude, -149.7630 west longitude (61.2003, -149.7630)

Description

A beautiful lake surrounded by forest on the east side, the Chugach Range further on, and a very nice path that encircles the lake, Cheney Lake park offers a very low key location to whittle away an hour or two looking for Anchorage birds with good chances for Red-necked Grebes, Black-capped Chickadees, Hairy Woodpeckers, Boreal Chickadees with a fair chance for a Common or Pacific Loon in the spring.… Read the rest

Anchorage Birding Guide – Carr-Gottstein Park

At a glance

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Carr-Gottstein Park – Northern Harrier – August 21, 2015

Go here for

Convenient walking access to the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge.  Walking access to shorebirds.  Chance to watch raptors actively hunting prey in the marshland that borders the mudflats.  Chance at an Asian or otherwise rare vagrant, especially in the fall.

Address

3130 Discovery Bay Drive, Anchorage, AK 99515

Latitude and Longitude

61.1175 north latitude, -149.9375 west longitude (61.1175, -149.9375)

Description

Carr-Gottstein Park lies within a 16-mile-long section of coastline in Anchorage, Alaska, stretching from Point Woronzof to Potter Creek lying within the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge.  … Read the rest

HawkWatch Volunteers Needed – April 17 – May 15, 2017

HawkWatch International

Count Hawks at Gunsight Mountain

at Milepost 118.8 of the Glenn Highway 

The raptors are coming through Gunsight Mountain (there’s nifty movie here!) like gangbusters.  The Golden Eagle tally is over 600 and the Harlan’s Hawks streamed in with 61 on Monday.  Also on Monday, there were 3 Sharpies, 1 Rough-legged, 2 Goshawks, and an amazing Boreal Owl calling during the middle of the Day!  

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The Anchorage Big Day Wrap-up!

The Anchorage Big Day Wrap-up!

another Audubon Cutthroat Competition!!

 

It was a Cutthroat Birdwatching Competition at it’s finest that combined no sleep with in-your-face attitude and Margaritas! It was the First Day of Spring Anchorage Big Day.

TEN teams squared off to see who could find the most avian species in the 24 hours between 5:00 PM on Friday and 5:00 PM on Saturday.
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Annual Event – February 18, 2017

The Annual AAS Seward Winter Birding Field Trip

Work off all those Holiday Cookies!

Due to potentially unsafe driving conditions between Anchorage and Seward, the 2017 AAS Seward Winter Birding Field Trip scheduled for tomorrow has been canceled.  It was a difficult decision, but safety and everyone’s well being was uppermost in our minds.  We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Join Andrew Fisher and Anchorage Audubon for a free winter birding excursion to enjoy Seward’s
diversity of wintering birds and the possibility of a few rarities.
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Membership Meeting – Thursday, February 16, 2017

Lynn Barbers’ Record Breaking Alaska Big Year

 at the BP Energy Center – 7:00 PM

lynn-barber-alaska-big-yearLynn Barber holds the record for the tenth highest North American Big Year total ever.  When she found 723 birds in 2008, it was the highest Big Year total ever for a woman.  She set the Texas Big Year all-time record (522 species) in 2005, she found 350 species in one year in South Dakota, and this year she has already smashed all existing records for an Alaska Big Year by finding 299 species thus far (as of October 9, 2016, 307 species to round out the year)

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