Category Archives: birding

Red-necked Stint in Taylor Bay

While up in Elfin Cove this past week, my field partners (Kent and Kitty) and I had a chance to get out with Steve and Debbie from Elfin Cove to visit Taylor Bay (across Cross Sound from Elfin Cove). We … Continue reading

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Hermit Thrush Conversation

Today I spent much of the day out birding with Allison Nelson (who was motivated to come to Southeast Alaska because of her work with Hermit Thrushes wintering in the bay area), and her husband. In her work with geolocators, … Continue reading

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Birding with Visitors

I spent much of the day birding with Bill and Eileen, birders from Australia who had a few hours in town off the cruise ship (who had contacted me some time back about going birding). I met them downtown this … Continue reading

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Northern Waterthrush in Sitka

Rowan came in from her morning walk a bit earlier than I expected. She told me she had run back from by Sage Beach where she had seen a bird she did not recognize. Rowan’s not quite as excited about … Continue reading

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Morning Walk to Totem Park

I spent some time down at Totem Park this morning. I had hoped to get a picture of the Spotted Sandpiper that’s been around this winter, but by the time I arrived (a little before 9am), the tide was already … Continue reading

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Bryophytes and Birds

Today was the last day of the Great Backyard Bird Count, and I spent some time today doing a little birding. This morning I kept track of what I was seeing while on a walk through Totem Park, then this … Continue reading

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