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.

Lynn Barber

As the seasons unfolded she drove along the three main roads that lead out of Nome to Council, the Kougarok River and Teller. She documented the arrivals and departures of migrant, breeding and wintering birds, including McKay’s and Snow Buntings, huge flocks of geese and ducks in summer, and mixed gull flocks in early winter. She listened to and photographed singing Bluethroats, warblers and sparrows, saw young loons grow up, and watched the mountains and tundra change.

Nome McKay’s Bunting

Nome Area – Bluethroat

In 2016, Lynn set the all-time Big Year record for the state of Alaska. In 2008 she became the highest woman in the all-time North American Big Year rankings. She has done Big Years in South Dakota and Texas, and her talks are always a delight.

Nome Area – Willow Ptarmigan

And if that’s not enough, there’ll be Cookies! We hope to see you there.

We’d Love to Have You Join Us:

Thursday, February 21, 2019:  7:00 pm

BP Energy Center

 


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