KACHEMAK BAY BIRDERS

Kachemak Bay Birders, established in 2008, is an informal organization of individuals interested in birds, birding, and the conservation of birds. We have no membership fees; our meetings and trips are free and open to the public.


UPCOMING EVENTS

TRIPS/ACTIVITIES

AUGUST:

Crane Count Days: August 24th, 31st and September 7th

Citizen Scientists needed for special Sandhill Crane population survey in the Homer area (Anchor Point South). Kachemak Crane Watch would like to know of specific crane sightings on August 24th, August 31, and September 7th. Please report the number of adults, colts (no red on their head), or banded cranes seen by location, time, and day, and your name and contact information for each of the count days to reports@cranewatch.org or by calling 907-235-6262. For more information, contact Nina Faust at 235-6262.

Evening observation and count of cranes in Beluga Slough.  Best sightings from the trail extension out into the Slough at the end of Bunnell St. near the picnic table there. 

SEPTEMBER:

Trip out on the Bay with Karl Stoltzfus of Bay Excursions: Sept. 7thyou MUST be signed up to go.

Fishline Cleanup Day at the Fishing Hole: Sept. 21st

Meet at the “Fishing Hole” sign; cleanup is from 1:00-3:00 pm.  Bring gloves, bags will be provided.

This happens to be International Coastal Cleanup Day! (Did we pick a good day for this or what?!)

COASST Training and Refresher Class: Sept 29th from 10:00 am-4:00 pm at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies (708 Smokey Bay Way).

The COASST (Coastal Observation And Seabird Survey Team) program is administered by the U. of Washington with beaches surveyed throughout the Pacific Northwest and HI.  Many of our birders participate in this important monitoring program to find beached birds and to keep an eye on the condition of our beaches year round. We always need more folks to help! If you have questions about the program in general, call Lani 399-9477.

OCTOBER:

Owling–TBA

All trips and activities cosponsored by Kachemak Bay Birders and the Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.

 

MEETINGS AND EVENTS

August 26th. Meeting and Presentation by Betty Siegel and Dale Chorman: Birding in Bhutan

September 30th. Meeting and Presentation on Owling by Jason Sodergren.

October 28th. Meeting and Presentation by George Matz: Iceland and Scotland

November 25th. Meeting and Presentation by Kristine Sowl: Adventures With a Unique Alaskan Shorebird–the Bristle-thighed Curlew

All meetings are at the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center (Homer, Alaska) and start at 5:00 pm. Presentations start right after the meeting, unless otherwise noted. All meetings are free and everyone is welcome. Co-sponsored by Kachemak Bay Birders and the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. For more information: Lani Raymond (399-9477), lanibirder@gmail.com.