Monday, January 27, 2020

Guided Bird Walk and eBird Workshop, February 1, 2020

Guided Bird Walk and eBird Workshop
small songbird mostly whitish body darker streaks and red cap over the beak
Photo by Richard MacIntosh

The first guided bird walk and eBird workshop will be held this Saturday, February 1, 2020. This will be the kickoff workshop for the Kodiak Big Year Challenge. We will meet in the parking lot of Kodiak College at 10 am. The group will work together, identifying birds and making lists at one or two nearby locations. We will then return to the college where new users will be introduced to eBird in a hands-on fashion, exploring its powerful tools and inputting the day's bird lists.

This event is intended for birders of all levels, especially those who are less familiar with eBird. Ideally, sign up for the Big Year Challenge before attending, but we can help you get registered Saturday if needed. Binoculars will be available for those who need them.

**Also, the January prize will be either the Sibley Bird App (or similar bird guide if you are not an app user). Winner will be randomly drawn from those who are registered for the Big Year Challenge by the end of this week. So you may as well sign up already!


Contact kodiakaudubon@gmail.com or Cindy Trussell 486-2878 with questions.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Kodiak Big Year Event Details



The Kodiak Island Big Year Challenge is a chance for Kodiak birders of all skill levels to celebrate a year of birding. Participants must find as many bird species as possible here in Kodiak Island's eBird region during 2020. 

To help everyone with this bird challenge, Kodiak Audubon is offering bird walks and workshops (for eBird and bird ID) throughout the year, plus monthly prizes. 


To be eligible for a Grand Prize, you must reach one of two levels: 50 birds for newbies, or 100 birds for experienced birders.  Participants are required to log their checklists into eBird. (You can set up a free account on ebird.org)


To enter Kodiak's 2020 Big Year Challenge, please email the following information to kodiakaudubon@gmail.com:

  - Your name
  - eBird user name 
  - your experience level
  - Please indicate that you have paid your $5.00 registration fee via Kodiak Audubon Store

The contest begins January 1 and continues through December 31, 2020.  All participants must submit their bird lists to eBird no later than January 6, 2021, to be eligible. 

Monday, November 11, 2019

Winter Birds Talk and Annual Membership Meeting - December 6, 2019


Kodiak Audubon’s annual membership meeting and Winter Birds presentation is Friday, December 6, 2019.
 Rich MacIntosh will present a slideshow with identification tips on the Winter Birds of Kodiak. 
The event will be held at Kodiak College in the Benny Benson Building.
Join us at 6:30 p.m. to renew your membership, enjoy a slice of pizza, and to sign-up for this year’s Christmas Bird Count. The talk will begin at 7:00 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity to sharpen your skills for the 2019 count. 
This year the counts will be held in town on Saturday, December 14 and at Narrow Cape on Saturday, December 28.
THANK YOU!
Kodiak Audubon



Friday, April 5, 2019

2019 Audubon Hiking Schedule


Each year the Kodiak Audubon Society leads hikes in the Summer. Hikers learn the trails of Kodiak Island. Hikes are every Saturday and Sunday morning at 9:30AM. Hikers meet at the downtown ferry dock. For more information please contact Cindy Bower 907-486-0499

At the bottom of the document you can download the PDF for printing.


Tuesday, January 8, 2019

January 18, 2019 Kodiak Audubon Event



"Iceland's unique birds, beer, flora and geology.”

Stacy Studebaker and Mike Sirofchuck will share the highlights of their month-long adventure in Iceland last summer."

When:  Friday, January 18, 2019 at 6:30pm
Where: Kodiak College in rooms 128-129 of the Benny Benson Building


Wednesday, November 21, 2018

2018 Winter Birds and Annual Membership Meeting - December 7

Winter Birds of Kodiak 
Kodiak Audubon’s annual membership meeting and Winter Birds presentation is Friday, December 7, 2018 Rich MacIntosh will present a slideshow with identification tips on the Winter Birds of Kodiak. The event will be held at Kodiak College in rooms 128-130 of the Benny Benson Building. Join us at 6:30 p.m. to renew your membership, enjoy a slice of pizza, and to sign-up for this year’s Christmas Bird Count. The talk will begin at 7:00 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity to sharpen your skills for the 2018 count. This year’s count will held in town on Saturday, December 15 and at Narrow Cape on Saturday, December 29 .



Thursday, May 3, 2018

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day with Kodiak Audubon and Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge

2018 International Migratory Bird Day

Saturday, May 12th
Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

Come meet Mary Bethe Wright from the Alaska Bird Treatment & Learning Center and her Golden Eagle “Denali”

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

10:00-11:30 Bird Feeder Building
12:00-1:00 Live Bird Presentation

Families Welcome!
Special Thanks to Ravn Air and Friends of Alaska Refuges
For more information call: the Refuge Visitor Center: 487-2626