Sunday, October 18, 2020

Kodiak Audubon Presents Winter Birds of Kodiak

As with so many things this year, we could not hold many of our normal events such as Birding and Breakfast at the duck deck or our booth at the AAUW Bazaar, but we will still host our annual Winter Birds of Kodiak.  

This year it will be presented virtually by both Rich MacIntosh and Robin Corcoran on Friday, December 11th at 6:30 pm over Zoom. You will need to register in advance for this meetingAfter registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

As this is also our annual membership meeting we have set up a way for members to renew online and to shop for some of our Kodiak Audubon merchandiseActive members (by Thursday, December 10th) who attend the presentation will be entered into a door prize drawing for several Kodiak Audubon goodies.


 

Monday, May 18, 2020

10 Beaches and Birding Challenge - Join us at any time

10 BEACHES AND BIRDING CHALLENGE

Since large group activities are not possible this year, we are offering Kodiak a 10 Beaches & Birding Challenge to encourage families and others to visit Kodiak’s beaches and look for our feathered friends throughout the summer. 

The challenge is to see one unique bird at each of the 10 Kodiak beaches. The challenge runs from May 16th to Sept 7th, 2020

Audubon will provide participants with a packet that contains a guide with the 10 beach locations and photos birds that are seen in the summer in Kodiak. Also, each kit will have a notebook/passport to record information about each bird, and a Beaches and Birding sticker.

Anyone who finishes the challenge will receive a bird feeder kit to put together and put up in your yard for fall and winter.  

Sign-up at any time by emailing kodiakaudubon@gmail.com with your family name, address, and the names of individuals participating.

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Friday, May 8, 2020

World Migratory Bird Day 2020


EVENTS FOR MAY 16TH
9AM-9:45AM VIA ZOOM (MEETING ID: 965-1793-5080)
FROM KODIAK TO INDONESIA: THE MIGRATION OF ALEUTIAN TERNS
Presentation by Jill Tengeres of Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge and Oregon State University 
Join us virtually from the comfort of your own home with a cup of coffee while Jill shares the work she has been doing here in Kodiak that fits in nicely with the 2020 WMBD conservation theme, Birds Connect Our World, because it focuses on the tracking technologies used to explore the routes of migratory birds across the globe, and how this knowledge is used to inform conservation. 
CONTACT KODIAKAUDUBON@GMAIL.COM FOR A DIRECT LINK

10AM-12PM
10 BEACHES AND BIRDING CHALLENGE KICK OFF
Since large group activities are not possible this year, we are offering a 10 Beaches & Birding Challenge to encourage families to visit Kodiak’s beaches and look for our feathered friends throughout the summer. The challenge is to see one unique bird at each of the 10 Kodiak beaches. The challenge runs from May 16th to Sept 7th, 2020. Audubon will provide participants with a packet that contains the guide with the 10 beach locations and photos of the most likely birds seen in the summer in Kodiak. In addition, each kit will have a notebook/passport to record information about each bird and a Beaches and Birding sticker per participant. Sign-up by emailing your family name, address, and the names of children participating to kodiakaudubon@gmail.com. In the email, please indicate if you prefer your packet mailed to you or if you prefer to pick it up in person at the ferry office (100 East Marine Way (TUSTAMENA FERRY DOCK) on May 16th between 10 and noon (Please wear your masks). You can sign up after the 16th if you'd like. Look for a separate post for more information about the challenge.


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.