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by lani
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Kachemak Bay area bird sightings
Topic: Trip to the Spit: 3-16-19
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Trip to the Spit: 3-16-19

GCRF2Tim.jpg Kachemak Bay Birders had a bit 'o the luck of the Irish today, one day early. With 100% precipitation predicted, hardly any rain fell upon them as they were birding out on the Spit. (The rest of the day it poured!) Also the luck of finding 27 species. Seemed like spring with Song Sparr...
by lani
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Kachemak Bay area bird sightings
Topic: Trip out on the Bay: 2-28-19
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Trip out on the Bay: 2-28-19

Glen Seaman led a boat trip on the upper bay on Thursday (28th) with a few birders. What a beautiful sunny day out on the Bay, visiting Halibut Cove Lagoon and on up into Bear Cove. Fantastic birds! The 29 species we saw: PACIFIC LOON YELLOW-BILLED LOON COMMON LOON HORNED GREBE PELAGIC CORMORANT WHI...
by lani
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Kachemak Bay area bird sightings
Topic: Birds on the Spit: 2-2-19
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Views: 290

Birds on the Spit: 2-2-19

A few adventurous, hardy Kachemak Bay Birders spent 2.5 hours birding the Spit at mid-day. The weather wasn't too bad, just a little choppy on the east side. Jim Herbert was the leader. The following species were seen: Horned Grebe Pelagic Cormorant Mallard Long-tailed Duck Black Scoter Common Golde...
by lani
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Kachemak Bay area bird sightings
Topic: Owl Banding: 10-5-18 (continued)
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Owl Banding: 10-5-18 (continued)

Continuation of report from Jim Herbert. A small group of birders [9] visited Jason Sodergren's owl banding operation on Friday. Jason was a great host and excellent teacher. He showed the group how to set out the mist nets that capture owls and turned on the field speaker that lured them in. Over t...
by lani
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Kachemak Bay area bird sightings
Topic: Owl Banding: 10-5-18
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Owl Banding: 10-5-18

On a warm, clear evening of Friday, Oct 5, a group of 8 Kachemak Bay Birders and guests, including a 10 year old, observed the owl banding process at the home of Jason Sodergren. Between 8:30 and 10:30 pm, Jason captured in his net, banded, took measurements, weighed, and then freed 3 Northern Saw-w...
by lani
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Kachemak Bay area bird sightings
Topic: Year of the Bird Fishline Cleanup: 9-15-18
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Year of the Bird Fishline Cleanup: 9-15-18

YEAR OF THE BIRD FISHLINE CLEANUP Ten Kachemak Bay Birders worked for a couple hours Saturday picking up monofilament fishline around the Fishing Hole on the Spit. We found plenty! The weather cooperated with only a few sprinkles and not too cold. Picking up fishline is hard work, but take a look at...
by lani
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Kachemak Bay area bird sightings
Topic: Beluga Slough Crane Count: 9-8-18
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Beluga Slough Crane Count: 9-8-18

Crane Count Day #3 was a beautiful evening in Beluga Slough. Thanks to many folks who were there helping with counting and finding colts when the groups came in. Nina was able to get a good total count and a good count of the colts. That's important to tell the nesting success for this year and she ...
by lani
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Kachemak Bay area bird sightings
Topic: Trip Out With Karl: 9-8-18
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Views: 1147

Trip Out With Karl: 9-8-18

Kachemak Bay Birders' Trip out with Karl: 9-8-18 Our trip out with Karl Stoltzfus (Bay Excursions) could not have been planned for a better morning. An ideal, warm, sunny, no wind gorgeous morning as we headed out west of the spit. Great birds and then finally a group of 4 orcas to enjoy for the gra...
by lani
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Kachemak Bay area bird sightings
Topic: Beluga Slough Crane Count: 9-1-18
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Views: 1141

Beluga Slough Crane Count: 9-1-18

(From Nina Faust, 9-1-18) Incredible lighting at Beluga Slough last night to highlight a delightful, fun, inspiring crane show of families and groups highlighted by golden sun and dropping into Beluga Slough with a backdrop of gorgeous red and gray clouds. You will have to wait for the video to see ...
by lani
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Kachemak Bay area bird sightings
Topic: Crane Count at Beluga Slough: 8-25-28
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Views: 1127

Crane Count at Beluga Slough: 8-25-28

Crane Count at Beluga Slough: 8-25-18 Beautiful evening with no rain or wind and steady incoming groups of SANDHILL CRANES from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, plus many other very interesting birds to keep us happy in between. Our main task was to get a total number of cranes and determine how many were colts. So...

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