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   Brownlee-KodiakGroupHikeTerminationPt.jpgAnchorage Audubon field trips and events are open to the public unless stated otherwise in the field trip announcement! We welcome all ages and levels of birders and non-birders on our trips. Contact trip leader for more information about each field trip, or contact Field Trip Coordinator Aaron Bowman, 563-0151. We strongly encourage carpooling on all our field trips if possible.

Anchorage Audubon is very grateful to the wonderful field trip leaders who volunteer their time and share their extensive knowledge of birds and natural history. We could not offer these excellent field trips without you! Thank you to Chris Maack, Delesta Fox, John Wenger, Dianne Toebe, Mr. Whitekeys, Aaron Bowman, Sirena Brownlee, Kenna Sue Trickey, Bob Dittrick, Paul Fritz, and Joanna Hubbard.

The calendar includes Audubon sponsored field trips, monthly membership meetings, and other events and trips that may be of interest to the members of the Chapter.

  JULY 2015:

Saturday, July 25
Arctic Valley Alpine Bird Walk
Arctic Valley Parking Lot  
9:00 am
  Join leader Dianne Toebe for a fabulous glimpse into the birds of Alpine Anchorage.  The walk will begin at the Arctic Valley Ski Area parking lot, and head up the trail to Mt. Gordon Lyon.  This is a trip into a habitat for birds that we don’t see in the lowland areas of Anchorage. 
    There are, of course, no guarantees, but possible high altitude birds could include Horned Lark, Northern Wheatear, Says Phoebe, Rock Ptarmigan, Golden Eagle, and Gray-Crowned Rosy Finch.
    Be prepared for a strenuous hike with altitude gain.  The outing could last 4 hours.  Bring binoculars, sturdy shoes/boots, rain gear, layers for chilly conditions, and plenty of high-energy lunch and snacks. 
Friday, July 31
Westchester Lagoon Shorebird Walk
6:30 pm--8:30 pm
    Join Aaron Bowman for a walk on the Coastal Trail overlooking the mudflats.  The targets are Anchorage's wide array of migrating shorebirds, some of which will be heading south.  Bring binoculars and a spotting scope if you have one.  Some birds may be distant.  Walking distance will be a leisurely 1-2 miles.  Meet at the Westchester Lagoon north boat launch.

Sunday, July 26
1:00 pm--5:00 pm
  Start at Valley of the Moon Park and bike portions of the Chester Creek and Coastal Trail.
   Join our friends at Audubon Alaska and their partners for the 2015 Bike and Bird Day! Come ride your bike along the Lanie Fleischer Chester Creek and Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and learn all about the birds of this Important Bird Area, right here in Anchorage!  Don't have your own binoculars? We have some you can borrow. Whether you want to learn birding basics or are ready to exercise your birding skills, grab your bike and join us. Visit all the birding stations and receive a prize at the end of the trail.
The Alaska Zoo will show live birds at the starting point 1:00-1:30 PM and at the end station 4:30-5:00 PM. 

Tuesdays, July 21 & 28;  6:30—8:30 pm
Saturdays, July 18 & 25;  8-10 am
There are only 4 Potter Marsh Bird Walks left this season.  These family-friendly events are for all levels of birders, and will take place rain or shine, so dress accordingly.  Meet your guide at the boardwalk entrance kiosk at Potter Marsh.