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Field Trips and Events Calendar PDF Print E-mail

   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.


NOVEMBER 2016: 
 

Thursday, November 17 
"An Introduction to
The Birds of Hawaii"
BP Energy Center;  7:00 pm


     Just this week, the American Birding Association announced that they are adding Hawaii to the official ABA “North American Area.”  This is simultaneously a great idea and a Big Fat Mess.  Everything from ABA Life Lists to Big Years is now changed with the addition of new “countable” birds, and we’ll attempt to put it all in perspective at our November program on Thursday, November 17.  Commander-In-Chief W. Keys will try to address Hawaiian ecology in general, the birds of Hawaii, where to find them, and where to find the best Mai Tais. 
    So Aloha to all, and we hope to see you Thursday, November 17.  7:00 pm at The BP Energy Center.  And of course, Cookies will be served. 
 
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OCTOBER 2016: 
 

Thursday, October 20 
"Bird Feeding in Alaska"
BP Energy Center;  7:00 pm


     In case you haven’t noticed, it’s Fall.  That means it’s time to stock up the bird feeders, and our October Audubon Program features “Bird Feeders in Alaska.”
    According to the latest estimates, over 52 Million Americans feed birds and other wildlife at their homes.   It’s great citizen science, it’s great fun, and we’ll present a rundown of types of food for birds, types of feeders, and other tips for attracting wildlife to your yard.  
    We’ve gathered a fabulous selection of photos which show local feeders and techniques that are totally unexpected.  If you have great photos of unusual bird feeders in Alaska, please send them as soon as possible to flybynightclub AT gci DOT net.  Then join us on Thursday, October 20 at 7:00 pm in The BP Energy Center for Bird Feeding Tips and of course, cookies.
    The program will also feature a preview of Audubon Alaska’s upcoming birding trip to Belize, and an update by Pat Pourchot on the Greatland Trust’s project to expand of the Audubon Bench area.  It’s a triple-header, and we’d love to see you there. 


 
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