KACHEMAK BAY BIRD ALERT INFORMATION November 16, 2014
We headed into winter for a short time but then now having some great 40 degree weather and no ice at least down here near the beach right now.
FYI: Homer's Christmas Bird Count is going to be Saturday, December 20th. Meet at Islands and Ocean Visitor Center at 8:30 am for tea/coffee and breakfast items and, of course, to also get your area and team assignments. Return at 4:30 to tally numbers and for a potluck dinner. Dave Erickson is the coordinator. If you'd like to help us, come on down! For sure we'll have good birds!!
SNOW BUNTINGS (50) were seen on the Spit on the 15th in the Green Timbers area.
On the 8th and 9th there was a TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE, or perhaps two, at the top of Hohe St. in town.
At Land's End on the 6th a EUROPEAN STARLING was seen. Previous reports on Pioneer, by the Library and on the 7th at the intersection of Ocean Dr. and Lake St. Possibly more than one?
On the 27th up Cannonball Rd a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was seen. And on the 25th at Seaside Farms, a RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER.
ROCK SANDPIPERS (150) were reported in Mud Bay on the 5th and some smaller groups have been seen east of Miller's Landing. On the 12th at the Anchor River 60 were seen and one SANDERLING. The first report of any was on October 26th.
GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES were first sighted on the 29th out on the Spit. On the 5th a flock of 50 was seen over the Harbor.
On the 8th there was a report of RING-NECKED PHEASANTS (4) across the highway from the Wells Fargo Bank, apparently frequently seen in this area in the last few months. Another group has been seen in the Soundview area by the Lutheran Church. Most other areas report no pheasants.
There was still a WILSON'S SNIPE near West Homer Elementary School until the 29th. And humming birds (probably Anna's) reported also, but none in the last week. BOHEMIAN WAXWING flocks have been seen in many parts of town and out East End Road.
A very comprehensive list of birds was posted for the 28th from various parts of town by the Burke family. They found a total of 53 species (!!) including EURASIAN WIGEON and a hybrid, AMERICAN WIGEON, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, CANVASBACK (1), YELLOW-BILLED LOON, PACIFIC LOON, DUNLIN(11), ROCK SANDPIPERS, PINE GROSBEAKS, WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS, PINE SISKINS, GOLDEN CROWNED SPARROWS, SONG SPARROWS, BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS, VARIED THRUSH, RUBY-CROWNED and GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS.
Access to bird sightings/rep
Check the SIGHTINGS BOARD on the Kachemak Bay Birders' website for new postings: viewforum.php?f=2
Or the Kenai Peninsula Birding Website http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/kpbi ... s/messages
Or AKBirding: http://birding.aba.org/maillist/AK01
To submit reports
You can email a report of a bird sighting to email@example.com . The PEEP phone line has been discontinued but it is also possible to report birds by posting on Kachemak Bay Birders' website “Bird Sightings” viewforum.php?f=2
Let us know if you want to receive a copy of these reports by email.
IT’S A GREAT DAY TO BIRD!
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