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
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
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
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
We’ve had a number of rarities in the Anchorage area this year: a hawfinch, a house finch, and Saturday, I finally intercepted a birders email discussion early enough to be able to track down the bird! Plus it was big and right in mid-town so really it wasn’t much of a search. So here you … More Rare visitor to Anchorage
The Anchorage Audubon big day competition is coming up this weekend. I plan to tell you all about it next week, but thought I’d first tell you about my debut attempt last year. Teams had from 5 pm on Friday to 5 pm on Saturday to see as many bird species as possible within Municipality … More Moose don’t technically count, right?