Annual Event – February 16, 2019

Anchorage Audubon’s Annual

Seward Winter Birding Field Trip

Work off all those Holiday Cookies!

The forecast indicates a snow storm for Seward on Saturday, February 16th.  Due to potentially unsafe driving conditions between Anchorage and Seward, the 2019 AAS Seward Winter Birding Field Trip scheduled for Saturday, February 16th has been canceled.  It was a difficult decision, but safety and everyone’s well being was uppermost in our minds.  Read the rest

Fall Photo Sharing Party – September 20, 2018

Fall Photo Sharing Party

Thursday, September 20, 2018

It’s party season again at Anchorage Audubon, and we’d love it if you’d join us Thursday, Sept. 20,  for Anchorage Audubon’s Annual End-Of-Summer Photo Sharing Party.  Bring your favorite photos of your summer adventures and make the rest of us totally jealous.

Get together with your birding pals and share photos and tall tales. 

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Membership Meeting – Thursday, October 18, 2018

Adventures in the Amazon  – Andrew Fisher

at the BP Energy Center – 7:00 PM

Come join Andrew Fisher on October 18 for an adventure into the heart of the Peruvian Amazon. He will take you on photographic boat trip into the world renowned Manu National Park to explore the wildlife along the Madre de Dios River. From the crazy-looking “punk chicken” (aka hoatzin) to a family of giant river otters, this evening will peak your curiosity into wildlife which inhabit the “lungs-of-the-earth”.

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Fall Freeze Up Bird Walk – Saturday, October 20, 2018

Fall Freeze Up Bird Walk

October 20, 2018

meet at the Cuddy Pond parking lot just south of the

Loussac Library and north of Cuddy Pond

8:30 AM

Come watch waterfowl and other birds at hot spots around town before the lakes freeze.

Andrew Fisher will lead this outing to a number of good waterbird locations around town including Westchester Lagoon and Lake Hood.

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Membership Meeting – Thursday, November 15, 2018

Birding Hyder, in a Cadillac – W. Keys

at the BP Energy Center – 7:00 PM

It was the weirdest birding road trip ever.  Anchorage Audubon’s Commander-In-Chief, W. Keys, tagged along with 3 extremely hot shot birders for a week-long birding extravaganza in Hyder, Alaska. The town at the absolute end of the road had never seen a carload of birders arrive in a sparkling white Cadillac Sedan DeVille

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Membership Meeting – Thursday, December 13, 2018

Steve Amstrup from Polar Bears International  – Thursday, December 13, 2018

at the BP Energy Center – 7:00 PM

Our December 13th Program will be an extra-special treat.

Steve Amstrup, Chief Scientist for Polar Bears International, will be in town and will honor us with a talk on “The Current Status and Threats to the Future Welfare of Polar Bears.”

Steve has spent years studying Polar Bears in the Alaskan Arctic for the USGS.

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Christmas Bird Count – Saturday, December 15, 2018


Christmas Bird Count 2018 and Tally Potluck Chili Feed

 at the First Congregational Church, 2610 E. Northern Lights Blvd – 5:30 PM

WELCOME TO THE ANCHORAGE AUDUBON CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT 2018

Anchorage Audubon Society sponsors the National Audubon Christmas Bird Count each year in December. Anchorage is divided into 5 Areas and those areas are further divided into teams, each led by an experienced birder.

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Membership Meeting – Thursday, January 17, 2019

Bird Photography 101 – Jamin Taylor

at the BP Energy Center – 7:00 PM

Local nature and wildlife photographer Jamin Hunter Taylor will present an informative lecture on the finer points of bird photography.  This lecture is part of his Bird Photography Boot camp that he offers in the spring but will be sharing it with the Anchorage Audubon Society.  You will learn some of his refined tools, tips, and techniques for getting stunning bird photos.

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Membership Meeting – Thursday, February 21, 2019

Nome Birding Year-Round  – Lynn Barber

at the BP Energy Center – 7:00 PM

Join us on Thursday, February 21 at 7:00 pm in The BP Energy Center for our February program which should  be a special treat for anyone who has ever wanted to visit the Birding Gold Mine of Nome, Alaska. Lynn Barber made an incredible 11 birding trips to Nome during 2018, and she’ll share her photos of the birds, mammals and scenery with us on February 21.

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Membership Meeting – Thursday, March 21, 2019

Membership Meeting  – Thursday, March 21, 2019

at the BP Energy Center – 7:00 PM

Join us on Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 pm in The BP Energy Center for our monthly meeting and of course, cookies.

We’re not quite sure about the presentation just yet, but we are sure that it will be both educational AND entertaining.

Come and join us and your birding pals for an evening.

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Annual Event – March 22-23, 2019

The Big Anchorage Birding Day

Celebrate the First Day of Spring with

another Audubon Cutthroat Competition!!

Believe it or not, Spring is on the way, and what better way to celebrate than by scouring the Anchorage Municipality for birds.

From Eklutna to Portage–How many species can your team find in 24 hours from 5:00 PM on Friday March 22, 2019 until 5:00 PM on Saturday March 23, 2019.
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Membership Meeting – Thursday, April 18, 2019

Beginning Birding Class

The Perfect Opportunity to Learn

What This Crazy Addiction Is All About!

at the BP Energy Center – 7:00 PM

If you’re looking for the perfect way to learn what birding is all about, we will present a course in “Birding for Beginners” at Anchorage Audubon’s April Meeting.

This is a fabulous opportunity to learn about Birds and Birding from the beginning, and it’s just in time for our Spring Migration arrivals.

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Yakutat Tern Festival – May 30-June 2, 2019

Yakutat Tern Festival

To highlight the extraordinary natural and cultural resources of Yakutat by establishing a festival celebrating Aleutian terns.

Alaska’s newest Birding Festival is a treat for all.  An optional Yakutat Bay charter boat field trip will be available as well as  special rates on Alaska Airlines.

 

The Yakutat Tern Festival has an extensive website.  Special rates are offered by Alaska Airlines to and from Yakutat for their Tern Festival.… Read the rest

Potter Marsh-A-Thon Birding Smackdown – late May to early June, 2019

The Potter Marsh-A-Thon Birding Smackdown

Not your Mother’s Birding Contest!

Once again it’s Anchorage’s greatest Birding Smackdown. How many bird species can your team find within Potter Marsh between 8:00 AM and Noon?  How much food can you bring to the Potluck Picnic immediately following the contest period at Noon?  Whose team has the best name?

 

Fabulous Prizes will be awarded for most species seen.

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Potluck Party and Pro-Am Bird Walk – late May to early July, 2019

Potluck Party and Pro-Am Birdwalk

Sloppy eaters…bring your game on!

Because Spring Birding is at it’s peak, Anchorage Audubon has decided to CANCEL our regular third-Thursday monthly program at the BP Energy Center and have a party instead. It’s a potluck, a chance to tell birding lies, and a chance to casually stroll around the Westchester Lagoon area with other birders looking for new arrivals. 

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Fall Photo Sharing Party – September 19, 2019

Fall Photo Sharing Party

Thursday, September 19, 2019

It’s party season again at Anchorage Audubon, and we’d love it if you’d join us Thursday, Sept. 19,  for Anchorage Audubon’s Annual End-Of-Summer Photo Sharing Party.  Bring your favorite photos of your summer adventures and make the rest of us totally jealous.

Get together with your birding pals and share photos and tall tales. 

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Membership Meeting – Thursday, October 17, 2019

Membership Meeting  – Thursday, October 17, 2019

at the BP Energy Center – 7:00 PM

Join us on Thursday, October 17 at 7:00 pm in The BP Energy Center for our monthly meeting and of course, cookies.

We’re not quite sure about the presentation just yet, but we are sure that it will be both educational AND entertaining.

Come and join us and your birding pals for an evening.

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The Anchorage Big Day Wrap-up!

The Anchorage Big Day Wrap-up!

another Audubon Cutthroat Competition!!

 

It was not only a Big Day, it was a Ginormous Day!
 
Last weekend eight teams and twenty intrepid birders faced off in a contest to see which team could find the most bird species within the Municipality of Anchorage on approximately the First Day Of Spring. And nothing went as expected!
 

There was a team comprised of birders from Spenard AND from Muldoon, which proves that people from widely different cultures can, in fact, get along with each other. There was an Immigrant Team where local birders welcomed a visitor from Colorado to join them, and they weren’t the least bit afraid that he would steal their jobs.

 

All together the teams tallied FORTY-SIX different species, but the winners found only 31 of them. This was an all-time low percentage of 67% of the total species seen by the winning team.

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