The belated Big Day

I just realized I never wrote up my report as to this year’s Anchorage Audubon Big Day competition back in March! It wasn’t anywhere as bizarre as last year’s but I’ll hit the highlights. Quick review of the rules: 24 hours (5 pm Friday to 5 pm Saturday), anything spotted/heard within Anchorage municipal limits counts, … More The belated Big Day

Evening birding

I completely spaced this week’s early morning bird walk in the Campbell Tract (I was up, just not awake, clearly) so in lieu of that I and a friend went birding at two of our favorite spots in Anchorage after work last night. Potter Marsh and Lake Hood/Lake Spenard (the float-plane/small aircraft airports out by … More Evening birding

BRMBR May 6, 2017

BRMBR = Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, the place I do the most birding. Shanna and I went to Spanish Fork for a family gathering. We arrived at our hotel late on Friday night because I had an all day library conference in Idaho Falls (it was great) so we didn’t leave Pocatello till almost … More BRMBR May 6, 2017