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

Due to the corona virus, Kachemak Bay Birders is cancelling all Meetings and all Trips until further notice

F.Y.I. from Audubon:  “Birding Is the Perfect Activity While Practicing Social Distancing”

https://www.audubon.org/news/birding-perfect-activity-while-practicing-social-distancing

Occasional Bird Reports

I am going to start compiling short, informal bird reports every few days as the migration season begins now. The purpose is to let folks know what is around the Homer area in case you want to go out birding (spaced 6’ apart from non-family members for safety due to the coronavirus).

It’s good for us to get outside, get some exercise–doing some birding also is a wonderful diversion at this time. Lifts our spirits!

Also on this website, you can click on “eBird Sightings Map” on the right hand column to see the whole list of what birds have been reported in the last 14 days within 50 km of Homer. You can choose the list to be sorted by DATE on the menu to get the most recent sightings at the top.
Lani

Occasional Bird Report (4-3-20)
(Possible subtitle: Bird Reports for Spaced-Out Birders?)

Spit:
~1500 ROCK SANDPIPERS at high tide resting in the harbor during high tide period (east side, below new Harbor Master’s bldg.)
BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKES–Deep-water Dock and Ferry Dock
BRANT (10) in Mud Bay
LAPLAND LONGSPURS (20) and SNOW BUNTINGS (20) in Green Timbers

Beluga Slough:
TRUMPETER SWANS (2) This was actually 4 !
BUFFLEHEAD, COMMON MERGANSER, COMMON GOLDENEYES
EURASIAN WIGEON (seen a week ago in there)

Fritz Creek/E. End Road:
SNOW BUNTINGS-seen at Mile 5-6 East End Rd.
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (continuing to visit feeder, many months)
GOLDEN-CROWNED X WHITE-CROWNED (hybrid)