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.


Next Meeting: August 28th at 4:30 pm at IOVC featuring “Slides of Summer” presented by our members and guests.

Bring your favorite “finger food” to share: fruit or veggie snacks, light refreshment, anything that doesn’t require eating utensils, just a plate to eat from. 

Food, fun and festivities to start off our birding year!

September 25th—Meeting and Presentation by Betty Siegel: Honduras and Cambodia

October 30th—Meeting and Presentation by Jason Sodergren: Owls

November 27th—Meeting and Presentation by Jim Herbert: Hyder Birds

December—no meeting. Dave’s Winter Bird Identification Class just before the CBC

+Christmas Bird Count and Potluck in Homer will be Saturday, December 16th.


Meetings are at the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center (Homer, Alaska) and start at 4:30 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



September 9th to Beluga Slough. Meet at 1:00 pm in the parking lot at IOVC to walk down to the Slough. Also birding out on the water from the beach. Leader: Jim Herbert, 907-362-0020.

(Also In September, we will announce when/if large groups of cranes are gathering in Beluga Slough. Purpose is to count colts and adults besides the enjoyment of seeing them and their antics. Evening time before they migrate. Informal event.)

October 7th Owling at the Wynn (and possible other locations up there). Meet at 8:00 pm in the parking lot at the Wynn Nature Center. Alternate date Oct. 8th in case of wind and/or rain. Bring flashlight (to navigate in the dark). and Suggest donation to CACS. Leader: Gary Lyon, 907-299-2000.

November 18th to the Spit. Meet at the parking lot at the base of the spit on Kachemak Drive at 12:00 noon. Leader: Michael Craig, 907-235-0631.

December–no trip, “just” the Christmas Bird Count!


Birding Trip Leader: Michael Craig (907-235-0631), unless otherwise noted.  All trips cosponsored by Kachemak Bay Birders and the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.  All are free and everyone is welcome to attend.