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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.




Thursday, October 15
"Birding Panama"
by Barb & Hank Krizman
BP Energy Center 
7:00 pm
     Join us for a great tropical adventure as seen through the lenses of two stunning photographers—Barb and Hank Krizman.  Their recent trip to Panama yielded a treasure trove of incredible birds that they’ll share with us.  It’s just the kind of warmth we need when the snow starts to fall.
    And of course, cookies will be served!


October 2015:

Fall Freeze-Up Field Trip

When: Saturday, October 17th, 9:00 AM

Where: Meet at the Cuddy Pond parking area just south of the Loussac Library

Come watch waterfowl and other birds at hotspots around town before the lakes freeze. Aaron Bowman will lead this outing to a number of good waterbird locations around town that may include Westchester Lagoon and Lake Hood. Enjoy searching for the less usual waterbird species during this exciting time of year or just enjoy the typical species that are still with us. Bring binoculars and a scope if you have one and dress for the weather.

We will meet at the fountain in front of the Loussac Library at 9:00am where we will go over plans for the day and consolidate into fewer cars by carpooling as much as possible. The field trip typically concludes at about 1:00pm, but do bring snacks and/or a lunch if you want to keep birding with others afterwards.

For questions contact Aaron Bowman at 907-343-9947 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it




Thursday, November 19
Bill Sherwonit presents
"Animal Stories:  Encounters with Alaska's Birds
and Other Wildlife that Enrich our Lives."
BP Energy Center 
7:00 pm
    Anchorage nature writer and author Bill Sherwonit will give a talk and reading based on his newest book, “Animal Stories.”  Bill’s book ranges from “wood frogs to redpolls and shrews to lynx and wolverines.”  Nick Jans wrote, “Bill Sherwonit’s three-plus decades of experience with Alaska wildlife, and his love for them all, from grizzlies to robins, shines forth.”  We are proud to be sharing an evening with the author of essays that were chosen for inclusion in “the Best American Science and Nature Writing Anthology.”
    That’s a reason to serve cookies!

Thursday, December 10
David Sonneborn presents
"Rare Birds of Alaska and Some Common Birds in Focus"
BP Energy Center 
7:00 pm
    David Sonneborn is legendary among Alaskan birders as the person with the highest Alaska bird list of all time at some 419 species.  He has probably seen more rare birds in Alaska than anyone else, and he’ll share his amazing journey into the world of Alaskan rarities with us as we head into Christmas Bird Count season.  Dave will share glimpses of birds that most of us only dream of.  We hope you’ll join us for a true Christmas treat.
Saturday, December 19
The Anchorage Christmas Bird Count
All Day
followed by the Potluck Tally Party
    Further details will be announced soon, but SAVE THE DATE!  It's the biggest birding event of the year.
     FULL DETAILS have been posted on the Christmas Bird Count Page.  Go back to our HOME PAGE and click the link on the left for the CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT 2011.  It really has been updated, but nobody at Audubon can figure out how to change the headline on the website.