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.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  If you know someone who was planning on going and might not see this notice, please let them know that the event has been canceled.  Thanks.

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 (Pie-billed Grebe, Hooded Mergansers, etc.).  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.  Bring money to cover your share of the driver’s fuel expenses. Drivers and trip leaders are not expected to contribute. If you are interested in carpooling (driving or riding) from Anchorage, meet in the parking lot (South end, near Huffman) of Carrs on Huffman at 6:45 AM.

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 there!

Saturday, February 16, 2019:  9:30 AM

Seward Harbor Master (in front of restrooms)

1300 Fourth Avenue, at the south end of the Seward Boat Harbor

 

Welcome Birders – Seward Alaska – Birding Stars Here! (Photo courtesy of Carol Griswold, used with permission)

 

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

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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