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 

(Note: no meetings in June or July.)

August 27th- Monthly Meeting and Presentation by Landon Bunting: Peru 

 

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

June 23rd – Road Trip with George Matz (Leader)!

Meet at the Captain Cook Recreation Area at 10:00 am at the Stormy Lake boat ramp parking area OR at Islands and Ocean Visitor Center parking lot to car pool at 7:00 am.
More information will be sent soon concerning details of this trip and a map of the area.

July 14th – To Seldodvia on the “Fast Ferry” 
Louise Ashmun, arranger; Cindy Mom, leader. Taking the 11 am “fast ferry” to Seldovia where we meet Cindy for birding in and around the village (all travel will be on foot). We will return to Homer on the 4:30 pm ferry. More details will be emailed.

August 18th – To the Anchor River

Michelle Michaud will lead a trip to the Anchor River.  Meet at Islands and Ocean Visitor Center parking lot  to carpool at 7:45 am or at the launch parking lot at the Anchor River at 8:30. (Park in the “Halibut” campground there which is the one adjacent to the Launch parking lot/area. Note: there is a $5 parking fee at the campground there, a good incentive to car pool.)

BIRDING WALKS AT THE WYNN NATURE CENTER–June 9th through July 28th from 8:00-9:30 am on Wednesdays and Saturdays (Mile 1.5 E. Skyline Dr.)

This is not a Kachemak Bay Birders’ events, but we thought folks would like to know about them.  Morning birding walks twice a week led by a naturalist that knows the birds up there well.  Meet at the main cabin to begin the walk.  A donation to the Wynn Center is appreciated.

 

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.

 

 

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