Seward day trip

Last Saturday, a friend and I decided to get one last day trip in to Seward before winter comes in earnest. And wow, did we pick a beautiful day to do it. It was a gorgeous drive. Seward is about 2-2 1/2 hours away on the Seward Highway from Anchorage which passes a fjord, mountain … More Seward day trip

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