Kachemak Bay Birders' UPCOMING EVENTS
Created: Sunday, 31 August 2014
Last Updated: Sunday, 24 April 2016
Published: Saturday, 05 December 2015
Written by Lani Raymond
Please note: Some of these dates and times may be changed. We will send notices out or you can check the paper close to the time of the event.
Saturday, April 30 to Seaside Farms. Park and meet at 9:30 am at the top of the hill to walk down through excellent birding habitat. Fantastic birding habitat in this area for songbirds, raptors, etc. and a walk down to the beach to see what will be down there? Scoping out over the water plus ducks and shorebirds. Possibly muddy.
Birding Trip Leader: Michael Craig (235-0631) unless otherwise noted. All trips cosponsored by KBB and Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. All are free and everyone is welcome to attend.
MEETINGS AND OTHER EVENTS
Monday, April 25th Meeting and showing of the film The Messenger as a fund raiser for the Shorebird Festival.
May 12-15th Shorebird Festival!!
2015 Christmas Bird Count results
Parent Category: Citizen Science
Created: Tuesday, 05 January 2016
Last Updated: Friday, 08 January 2016
Published: Tuesday, 05 January 2016
Written by Super User
Summary provided by Dave Erikson:
What a fantastic Christmas Bird Count here in Homer! There were 66 species seen and
three of these species had never been seen before on a Christmas Bird Count:
Red-breasted Sapsucker, Anna’s Hummingbird and Ancient Murrelet. During
the Count Week (which is three days before and three days after the Count
Day), an additional nine species were found, including a Great Blue Heron and a
Chestnut-backed Chickadee, both very uncommon on this side of the Bay.
Participants, including myself, did their best during the short daylight
hours searching hard and long to find the latter two on the Count Day itself, as
they had been seen the previous few days and would have been wonderful
Nearly 8000 birds were counted in all. The most numerous species were Rock
Sandpipers (2000), Pine Siskin (871), and Black Scoter (845); also hundreds
of Mallards, Common Mergansers, Pelagic Cormorants, Common Murre, American
Robins, Black-capped Chickadees, Northwestern Crows and
Glaucous-winged Gulls. Species of note were six European Starlings,
White-throated Sparrow, Townsend’s Solitaire, and—love them or not—there
were 13 Ring Necked Pheasants (last year only one could be found).
The weather cooperated and the snow that was predicted thankfully did not
fall. This was a huge help although the heavy clouds meant the day was very
short. A big thank you to over thirty volunteers who participated, plus
other feeder watchers. Thank you to Dave Erikson as coordinator of the
Count; this was the 39th consecutive Christmas Bird Count he has coordinated
here in Homer! And a big thank you to Islands and Ocean Visitor Center for
allowing us to use their wonderful facility.
2014 Kachemak Bay Shorebird Monitoring Report (final)
Created: Friday, 26 September 2014
Last Updated: Monday, 27 October 2014
Published: Thursday, 25 September 2014
Written by George Matz
The final version of the 2014 Kachemak Bay Shorebird Monitoring Project report has been completed by George Matz.
This report contains:
1. Report on the spring 2014 ground-based shorebird surveys of the Homer Spit area
with comparisons to surveys from previous years.
2. Spreadsheets of the observation data, by site, for the 2014 Kachemak Bay Shorebird Monitoring Project.