Annual Event – March 7, 2020

Anchorage Audubon’s Annual

Seward Winter Birding Field Trip

Work off all those Holiday Cookies!

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 6:30 AM.  We will than drive from Anchorage and make a quick stop in Cooper Landing to look for the Tufted Duck before continuing down to Seward. We will shoot to be around the Cooper Landing/Kenai Lake/River Bridge between 7:45-8:30 AM. We will then backtrack a bit to Seward and arrive in Seward around 9:30-9:45 AM. To provide extra time in case we see something incredible between Cooper Landing and Seward, if you want to meet us in Seward, please meet us at 10:00 AM in front of the Harbormaster’s restrooms.

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, March 7, 2020:  10:00 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

Membership Meeting – Thursday, March 12, 2020

Tanzania – Birding and the Big 5 – Max & Ellen Schwenne

at the BP Energy Center – 7:00 PM

“Tanzania – Birding and the Big 5” is a photo essay focusing on birds and iconic African mammals in Tanzania. Pictures from Tarangire National Park, the Mara River, Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, the Serengeti and Lake Natron will be shown.

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Annual Event – The Big Anchorage Birding Day – March 20-21, 2020

The Big Anchorage Birding Day

Celebrate the First Day of Spring with

another Audubon Cutthroat Competition!!

Believe it or not, Spring is on the way, and what better way to celebrate than by scouring the Anchorage Municipality for birds.

From Eklutna to Portage–How many species can your team find in 24 hours from 5:00 PM on Friday March 20, 2020 until 5:00 PM on Saturday March 21, 2020.
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Annual Event – Hawk Watch Weekend – April 18 – 19, 2020

The Gunsight Mountain Hawk Watch Weekend

The Harlan’s Hawk Capitol

of the World!

at Milepost 118.8 of the Glenn Highway:  10:00 AM

Our Annual Hawk Watch Weekend in collaboration with the Mat-Su Birders will take place this year on April 18 & 19th.   It’s the Greatest Event of the Birding Year in Alaska!

Our Hawk Watch is known as “The Harlan’s Hawk Capital of the World” because you’ll see more Harlan’s Hawks here than anywhere else on Earth.… Read the rest