Friday, February 1, 2008

Kodiak Bird Checklist

The Kodiak Archipelago Bird Checklist is compiled by local Audubon member Rich MacIntosh and published by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge.

The Bird Checklist provides a guide to birds that are likely to occur in a region during a particular season.

February Program

Join Us
Friday, February 22
7:00 pm
Room 129-130, Kodiak College

Mark Schreiter will be talking about the life of a forest fire lookout

for more information call Mary Forbes at 486-2685

Bohemian Waxwings seek out Holiday Wreaths

Recently there have been three reports of Bohemian Waxwings being attracted to artificial berries on holiday wreaths. After waxwings consume every real berry in town they get very desperate and search for berries in non-traditional locations. While Bohemian Waxwings occur every winter in Kodiak there are no late spring or summer records and it has always been a mystery as to whether they return to the mainland in early spring or die! On February 1, Rich MacIntosh found a waxwing on the wreath on the front of the house. He tiptoed to this truck and grabbed his camera and took the accompanying picture.