June 11, 2018 But first a bit of breakfast and birding. Arlene took me to one of my favorite restaurants in Anchorage. The Snow City Cafe (http://www.snowcitycafe.com/home) it really does have the best breakfasts. Then a little birding at this amazing pond that is located in town. The island in the center of the pond … More Travel Day Anchorage to Pocatello
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
It’s Anchorage, it’s winter. While we have a certain number of bird species that overwinter (more so as time goes by and our winters keep getting warmer) it’s still not the most productive of birding locations in January. Unless, of course, you’re willing to hang out with the birds that you do see and watch … More Winter in Anchorage