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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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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Membership Meeting – Thursday, January 19, 2017

Birding the Ebro Delta and Catalonia, Spain

 at the BP Energy Center – 7:00 PM

The Ebro Delta is the largest wetland in Catalonia (Spain), and one of the most important bird areas in the western Mediterranean Sea with over 300 species of overwintering and transient birds including the awesome and unique Hoopoe. Come and learn about this important bird area and others in Catalonia with Enric Fernandez, who lived in Spain for 22 years before moving to Alaska.

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Christmas Bird Count – 2016 Results

Hi Society!

2016 Christmas Bird Count Results

 

We finally have the results for the 2016 Anchorage Christmas Bird Count which was held on Saturday, December 17, 2016.

We’re sorry for the delay in reporting.  It took us awhile to undo the damage done to the Anchorage Audubon CBC database by Russian hackers.

Our Anchorage teams of Christmas Counters located 37 species of birds on count day with one additional “count week” species (a Short-eared Owl!) being reported bringing the total number of species seen during count week to 38 species . … Read the rest

Membership Meeting – Thursday, December 15, 2016

Birding with the Big 5: A Look into Remote

Kenyan Birding Adventures

 at the BP Energy Center – 7:00 PM

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Come learn about some of the remote and adventurous birding locations in Kenya, East Africa, with Andrew Fisher, who spent 14 years there getting to know African wildlife. He will share some of his favorite birding locations, when to go, what species to look for, and share fun stories of getting stuck in the mud, camping with elephants, and where and when to not get out of your vehicle.

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Special Program: Gunsight Mountain Hawkwatch – Wednesday, March 8, 2017

 Neil Paprocki presents:

Special Program:  Gunsight Mountain Hawkwatch

 at the First Congregational Church, 2610 E. Northern Lights Blvd – 7:00 PM

We’ve got a real treat next Wednesday, March 8th, when Neil Paprocki will give a last minute program about the Gunsight Mountain Hawkwatch. Neil will be in town to get his team started on the Second Ever full-season monitoring of the raptor migration through the Gunsight Mountain area.

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Christmas Bird Count – Saturday, December 17, 2016


Christmas Bird Count and Tally Potluck Chili Feed

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

WELCOME TO THE ANCHORAGE AUDUBON CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT 2016

This year’s count will be Satchristmas-bird-count-transparenturday, December 17th followed by the Tally Party and Chili Feed Potluck at the First Congregational Church, 2610 E. Northern Lights Blvd. just east of Lake Otis. 

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Membership Meeting – Thursday, November 17, 2016

An Introduction to the Birds of Hawaii

 at the BP Energy Center – 7:00 PM

Just this week, the American Birding Association announced that they are adding Hawaii to the official ABA “North American Area.”

This is simultaneously a great idea and a Big Fat Mess.  Everything from ABA Life Lists to Big Years is now changed with the addition of new “countable” birds, and we’ll attempt to put it all in perspective at our November program on Thursday, November 17.

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Membership Meeting – Thursday, October 20, 2016

Bird Feeders in Alaska

at the BP Energy Center – 7:00 PM

161009-feeder-1-boreal-chickadeeIn case you haven’t noticed, it’s Fall.  That means it’s time to stock up the bird feeders, and our October Audubon Program features “Bird Feeders in Alaska.

”According to the latest estimates, over 52 Million Americans feed birds and other wildlife at their homes.   It’s great citizen science, it’s great fun, and we’ll present a rundown of types of food for birds, types of feeders, and other tips for attracting wildlife to your yard.

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