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.

 

Come dressed for a variety of weather conditions, bring your ice grippers, and plan for a fun day with great company!

 

Bring your binoculars and spotting scope (if you have one…there never are too many!), your field guide, and other favorite birding gear.

 

You may also wish to bring walkie-talkies/cell phones to communicate between cars.

 

Donations of sunflower bird seed or chunky peanut butter are greatly appreciated for one of our regular bird feeder hotspots.

 

Plan on gathering with the group back at the Harbormaster’s for a midday restroom stop and lunch; bring your own or buy it locally.

 

We’ll meet there again around 3:30 pm to regroup for the return trip to Anchorage. Carpooling to Seward and while in Seward is highly encouraged.

 

All participants are required to sign a standard liability waiver (which will be handed out in Seward). In the event of a cancellation there will be no reschedule date for this trip.

 

Contact Andrew Fisher at mzeesamaki@gmail.com or 619-937-1086 with any questions.

Thanks and see you all in Seward.

For those brave birders wanting to venture down on Friday night and awake bright in early on Saturday morning without the weariness of trying to cram a “down and back again” into a single day, the Harbor 360 Hotel is offering a special rate if you call them (907-865-6224) and ask for the special “Audubon Rate”.

 

We hope you’ll all join us, and everyone is welcome!

Saturday, February 18, 2017:  10:00 am

Seward Harbor Master (in front of restrooms)

 

Birds and Boats! What could be better?

 

The birders get a bit hungry too!

 

Common Merganser (male) – Frequently seen during the annual Seward Birding Field Trip

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