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.
2018 Year of the Bird
The following organizations have undertaken a bold initiative and named 2018 “The Year of the Bird”, to mark, in part, the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, a vital piece of legislation protecting migratory birds.
Throughout the year, these organizations will identify simple ways you can help protect bird species. To sign up to receive the notifications go to: www.birdyourworld.org
The Kachemak Bay Birders will also be identifying ways you can help protect those bird species that call the Kenai Peninsula home – be it year-round residents or our summer resident birds. For more information go to our “Year of the Bird” page.
2018 Bird of the Year – Semipalmated Plover
The votes are in and the winner of Kachemak Bay Birder’s 2018 “Bird of the Year” is the Semipalmated Plover.
THIS YEAR OUR MEETINGS WILL START AT 5:00 PM!!
September 24th–Monthly Meeting and Presentation by Betty Siegel: Birding Colombia
October 29th–Monthly Meeting and Presentation by Martin Renner
November 26th–Monthly Meeting and Presentation by Marc Romano: St. Matthew and Hall Island
December–no meeting “just” the Winter Bird Identification Class taught by Dave Erikson and then the Christmas Bird Count on the 15th!
January–Monthly Meeting and Presentation by Gary Lyon, Dale Chorman and Jim Herbert: Aleutian Voyage
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), firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, September 15th, FISHLINE CLEANUP OUT ON THE SPIT (YEAR OF THE BIRD EVENT)
Meet at 1:00 pm at the Fishing Hole sign to clean up monofilament fish line around the Fishing Hole. Bags will be provided, bring gloves. Leader: Jim Herbert (907-362-0020)
OWLING TRIP–date and details to be announced soon.
Saturday, November 17th, BIRDING ON THE SPIT
Meet at the parking lot at the base of the Spit on Kachemak Drive at 11:00 am. Leader: Michael Craig (235-0631).
Saturday, January 19th, BIRDING AT THE ANCHOR RIVER
Meet at the launch parking lot at the Anchor River at 1:00 pm or at Islands and Ocean Visitor Center at 12:15 pm to car pool. Leader: Michael Craig (235-0631).
All trips and activities cosponsored by Kachemak Bay Birders and the Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. All are free and everyone is welcome to attend.