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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

KBB MEETINGS/PRESENTATIONS 

April 30 – Monthly Meeting and Presentation

4:30 pm–Meeting, followed by  a Fundraiser for the Shorebird Festival. Audubon: The Film

May 21 – Monthly Meeting and Potluck

5:30 pm –Meeting, followed by a Potluck plus Slides by Members!

(NOTE: No meetings in June or July, next meeting August 30th)

All meetings are at the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center (Homer, Alaska) and start at 4:30 pm (except for May meeting).  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.

KBB TRIPS/ACTIVITIES

April 28, 2018 – Homer Spit

10:00 – 12:00 am Fishing Line (monofilament) Cleanup on the Spit at the “Fishing Hole”.  Bring gloves, bags provided.

Leader: Michelle Michaud (907-399-3159)

April 28, 2018 to the Anchor River

Meet at 2:15 pm (carpool – meet at Islands and Ocean Visitor Center) or 3:00 pm (Anchor River Boat Ramp) 

Leader: Michael Craig (907-235-0631)

June 9, 2018 – Seaside Farms

9:00 – 11:00 am

Leader:  Mossy Kilcher.  Mossy will offer tour of Seaside Farm sharing her experiences and showing how preserving songbirds and their habitats can have a direct benefit to humans–their land, their well being, etc. Find out how we can do this, too.

May: Baycrest Hills.  Tentatively late May.  Leader: George Matz.

June: Birding the North Fork Rd (looking for warblers and such!!).  Leader: Lori Paulsrud.

All trips and activities cosponsored by Kachemak Bay Birders and the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.  All are free and everyone is welcome to attend.


Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival

For more information on the shorebird festival go to: http://kachemakshorebird.org/.  The Shorebird Festival Committee is always looking for volunteers to help at viewing stations, and more.  Can you help out?  Contact the Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges’ Volunteer Coordinator (and Kachemak Bay Birder member) Betty Siegel at: bettysiegel@gmail.com.

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