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
Shanna and I took a plane to Texas on Saturday the 13th. We stayed for a week and while most of the trip was spent with family. Melinda and I were able to steal some time to go birding, Shanna too for one trip. My parent’s dome house sits in front of pond with a … More Jenny is Birding in Texas
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 = 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
Every Thursday in the month of May, BLM and Anchorage Audubon co-sponsor early morning bird walks through the Campbell Tract area of Anchorage. I mean early morning. They start at 6:30 am. Which means I have to get up at 5:30 am. I keep telling myself: at least it’s light out. It’s actually a great … More The early bird(er) gets the ?
I had to work most of Saturday–and it was gorgeous out! But the good thing about this time of year is our length of daylight–we’re light by 5:30 am (which is when my alarm went off, not when I got up) and are staying light til late in the evening. So an after-work run to … More Spring migrants are arriving