I was busy this morning and was not able to get out and look for the kingbird. However, Lucy P. let me know she had found it around 9:30 this morning in the same neighborhood where it had been before. It flew off before the next person got out there to look, but just before … Read more
It’s the views that makes all the blood, sweat, and tears of hiking Sitka mountains worth it. I’ve been pretty focused on getting through pictures from summer 2012 in an attempt to see if I made my 1000 species goal (more on that in a future post), but I took some time outside today to … Read more
Two species of Pilophorus lichens growing on a rock outcrop provided a distraction while I caught my breath after the 20 minutes (fast for me) trek up to the first viewpoint on Verstovia.
Originally I had hoped to head up Harbor Mountain and walk to the south slope meadow for a picnic lunch with Connor and Rowan. Those plans changed when we got to Harbor Mountain road and found a sign saying it was closed. (I knew there was going to be work going on to clear some … Read more
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 made kind of a big loop walking around the beach dunes and a large estuary … Read more
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, she found evidence that birds from the north bay sites nested further south than the … Read more