Friday, April 18, 2014

Kodiak Audubon Hiking Schedule 2014

Scroll down to find the download button to get your own PDF copy of the hiking schedule for the summer.

Audubon Hiking Schedule 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Birding Optics and Gear Expo! - Cancelled due to bad weather

It's hard to make an informed optics-buying decision without a test drive! There's nothing quite like holding a binocular or spotting scope in your hand and trying it out with your eyes to let you know if it's the right one for you. That's the purpose of the Birding Optics & Gear Expo! Everyone who enjoys the outdoors is welcome: Bird Watchers (of course!), sportsmen and women, hikers, campers, sports fans, and photographers.
This Saturday: March 22, 2014
Location: Kodiak College Parking Lot 
SATURDAY, March 22: 12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Event will be cancelled if steady rain or snow
Join experts from Kodiak Audubon at this special event dedicated to optics and gear for outdoor enthusiasts. This "try-before-you-buy" expo will be an amazing opportunity to sample all sorts of binoculars, spotting scopes, and tripods. Best of all, the event is FREE!

Audubon members will be bringing their scopes, binoculars, and tripods.  

Optics that will be available to look through (though they are not for sale)
Spotting Scopes
Swarovski
Kowa
Pentax
Nikon

Binoculars
Swarovski
Pentax
Leica
Zeiss
Eagle Optics

Please contact Cindy Trussell at 486-2878 for more information.  



Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Kodiak Audubon Annual Membership Meeting, 30th Birthday Celebration, and Christmas Bird Count Kick-off Event



Kodiak Audubon Society’s Annual Membership Meeting, 30th Birthday Celebration and Christmas Bird Count Kickoff December Program will be held on Thursday, December 12 in room 106 of the Benny Benson Building at Kodiak College.   Doors open at 6:30 p.m. on to enjoy free pizza, to join or renew your membership, and to sign up for the Christmas Bird Count.   The presentation will be a slide show presented by Rich MacIntosh with identification tips on the Winter Birds of Kodiak on Thursday, December 12 at 6:30 pm in room 106 at the Kodiak College in the Benny Benson Building.
This is a wonderful opportunity to sharpen your skills for the 2013 count. Door prizes will be awarded.  All are welcome to attend.
This year’s Christmas Bird Counts will held in town on December 14 and at Narrow Cape on December 28.
For more information about the December program on the 12th you can contact Cindy Trussell at 486-2878.  For more information about the Christmas Bird Count, please contact Rich MacIntosh at 486-3087

 
THANK YOU!
Kodiak Audubon

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Birders of All Skill Levels Needed

A laboratory at Vanderbilt University is looking for birders of all levels of experience to participate in a project examining how perception and memory for birds differs between beginners and experts. They really do mean all levels of experience, from the true beginner to the expert with decades of study, and everything in-between.

These experiments are online on the web. They measure your ability to remember and identify birds and sometimes other animals or objects. Many experiments are fairly short. They can be done on any computer, wherever and whenever you decide to do them.

One of their current experiments is a bird identification test. Go online and test your birding skills. This is the web site for our experiments: http://expertise.psy.vanderbilt.edu

Once you register your own login id and password on the site, and complete a short survey of your birding expertise, you will be able to participate in any experiments that are available.

They expect to add new experiments over time. Some future experiments may include modest compensation. If you have questions, please contact Professor Thomas Palmeri (thomas.j.palmeri@vanderbilt.edu) at Vanderbilt University.

These experiments are not about birds or birding, but rather humans visual cognition.  If you are interested in reading about his research, http://catlab.psy.vanderbilt.edu/.

Friday, May 3, 2013

International Migratory Bird Day 2013 - Saturday May 18



The event will begin at 10:00AM at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center where we will continue our tradition of building bird feeders with children and their families to increase awareness of migratory birds on our island.


At 11:30AM we will host a live Northern Goshawk presentation with Gloria Beckham of the Bird Treatment  and Learning Center.

This event is organized and sponsored by Kodiak Audubon Society, and Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge.