Category Archives: birding

Young Birds

There was some wind and heavy rain this morning, but things settled down later in the day. I spent some time playing frisbee early this afternoon, and at Moller Park there was only an intermittent light wind out of the … Continue reading

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Swainson’s Thrush in Nest

While doing the breeding bird survey recently, I happened to notice a thrush land in a tree across from where I was about to start counting. It hopped around a little bit, and then settled in. It took me a … Continue reading

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BBS and St. Lazaria

This morning started very early – as the only day forecast to be nice weather this week, it seemed like the best bet for getting the breeding bird survey done. The survey consists of 50 stops, each .5 miles apart. … Continue reading

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Sitka Singers: Sparrows

My second post in the series about singing birds around Sitka is on the sparrows. (previously I wrote about Thrushes). There are only four breeding sparrows known from the Sitka area. There are some additional species that migrate through and … Continue reading

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Birding St. Lazaria

Temperatures dropped overnight. Although I didn’t notice the mountain tops through the cloud cover when I walked down to the harbor this morning, there was no doubt fresh snow on many of them, a fact which I did not realize … Continue reading

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Sitka Singers: Thrushes

I got an e-mail today from someone wondering about resources for learning the common singing birds of Southeast Alaska. Of course I’m most familiar with Sitka, but there are probably only a few other species that are commonly heard singing … Continue reading

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