HawkWatch International – March 7 – May 15, 2017

HawkWatch International

Count Hawks at Gunsight Mountain

at Milepost 118.8 of the Glenn Highway 

This spring, a decades-long goal will finally happen for the second year in a row!  We have always wanted to do a complete and thorough Hawk Watch for an entire season at Gunsight Mountain. 

This year, thanks to Neil Paprocki, it will become a reality once again!
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Volunteers Needed – September 10, 2016

Volunteers Needed for Short Work Party On Saturday

at the Business Park Wetlands – 10:00 AM

business-park-wetlands-1The Business Park Wetlands need some TLC, so we’re organizing a short Saturday Morning Work Party beginning at 10:00am. The Business Park Wetlands is behind the Outback restaurant off C Street just south of Tudor Road.  The Wetlands was established and protected by the Business Park Wetlands Coalition and Anchorage Audubon in the early 1990s, and the viewing platform needs a little work.… Read the rest

Bird Walk and eBird Tutorial – August 13, 2016

Bird Walk and eBird Tutorial

at Reflections Lake and the Palmer Library – 8:30 AM

red-necked-phalaropeAudubon Alaska and the Mat-Su Birder bird walk and eBird tutorial at Reflections Lake and the Palmer Library.

Keep track of birds you see, plan birding trips, and more!

Maybe you have hear of eBird but have never logged in, or maybe you are a regular eBird user and would like to meet others for this interactive tutorial.  

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Potter Marsh Bird Walks – Extended to August 16, 2016

Potter Marsh Bird Walks Extended!

 Potter Marsh; Tuesdays, 6:30 AM – 8:30 PM & Saturdays, 8:00 – 10:00 AM

2016-potter-marsh-bird-walks-extendedWe just heard from Audubon Alaska and the Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game, and the summer Bird Walks at Potter Marsh have been extended through August 16.

Join Audubon Alaska and the Alaska Department of Fish & Game for a guided leisurely walk on the Potter Marsh boardwalk and nearby trails to identify and learn about the areas’ bird life.

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Lynn Barber’s Big Alaska Year – July 15, 2016

The Alaska Big Year Record

 Holy Moly! What a Big Year!

lynn-barber-alaska-big-yearLynn Barber has totally rocked the Alaska Big Year with 287 species and Five Months to go!  As of yesterday, it looks like she has tied the previous record, although there’s some doubt as to what the previous record is.  With the help of Ed Clark, Thede Tobish, David Sonneborn, and Brad Benter, we’ve tried to piece together the Alaska Big Year history, and here’s what it looks like:

The record Big Year for a long time was assumed to be an effort by the late Tim Schantz who reached 275 in 2000. 

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The Hawk Watch Report from Yesterday – April 7, 2016 – April 8, 2016

The Hawk Watch Report from Yesterday

Gunsight Mountain

“The Harlan’s Hawk Capitol of The World”

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Thursday, we took a trip to the Gunsight Mountain Hawkwatch site.  Weather was low ceiling and very few birds were flying, but Fish & Game has been trapping and banding Golden Eagles and we scored when they released one of the birds right in front of us.… Read the rest

Great Loon Cam News – July 6, 2016

Great Loon Cam News

 The Connors Lake Loon Cam is now streaming the live video!

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The Connors Lake Loon Cam is now streaming the live video!  The microphone has not been working, so there is no sound.  Sorry about that.  We will try to get it repaired before next year.  To see the video, go to:

 

Great Loon Cam News

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Whiskered Auklet Trip – July 2, 2016

Whiskered Auklet Trip – July 2, 2016

A Last-Minute Seat has Opened Up
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A Last-Minute Seat has Opened Up
on the Whiskered Auklet trip out of Dutch Harbor on July 2, 2016.

This is in conjunction with the Anchorage Audubon Ferry Cruise to Dutch Harbor, so if you’re already on the Ferry, or if you’re going to be in Dutch Harbor, there is one seat available on the Auklet Charter.

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Campbell Creek Estuary Birding This Friday – June 24, 2016

Campbell Creek Estuary Natural Area – “Little Sit”

Friday, June 24

160623-yellow-rumped-warblerThis Friday, June 24, Frank Clemens will be hosting a “Birding Topics & Tangents” little sit at the Beluga Overlook at Campbell Creek Estuary Natural Area from 6pm-9pm.
“We will, of course, bird and see who is resident in the area, but it will also be a time for discussion on all things birding and tangents such as optics, field guides, apps, and digiscoping. … Read the rest

Fall Potluck & Photo Sharing Party – September 15, 2016

Fall Potluck & Photo Sharing Party

Thursday, September 15, 2016

whimbrelJoin us Thursday, Sept. 15,  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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