KACHEMAK BAY BIRDERS' REGULAR MEETING--DON'T MISS IT!
Cranes in Homer: 8-18-14
The flocks are moving around with migrational unrest, and the families are beginning to join the flocks. Nina said the crane numbers are about the same as last year according to her information. She knows of 11 colts for sure that have now fledged.
The expected departure date for the cranes is around September 10-15th. They wait until the pressure and winds are just right then leave in groups, but often some families with late-fledging colts stay a while longer.
Check out these interesting videos.
“Lesser Sandhill Crane Flight Training” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hf8Yzu17o8
“Lesser Sandhill Cranes: A Tale of Lynx Stalking” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B09PJsxm3e8&feature=em-share_video_user
Citizen Science Opportunities
Citizen Scientists Needed
Not a wildlife biologist, but would love to particiapte in bird monitoring? The individuals and organizations below could use your participation in one or more of the following citizen science projects. To learn more about each of the projects, go to our "Links" page or just click on the link (webpage or email address under "read more").
- Kachemak Bay Shorebird Monitoring
- Alaska Loon and Grebe Watch Monitoring Program
- Christmas Bird Count
- Great Backyard Bird Count
- Project FeederWatch
- Nest Watch