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The results are in for the 2019 Christmas Bird Count. Kachemak Bay Birders Count Coordinator, Dave Erikson sat down with KBBI’s Kathleen Gustafson on Monday for some number crunching, a bit of history, a colony of robins, and an orange-crowned warbler. 

For a complete breakdown on the 2019 Christmas Bird Count, and to find out about birding on the peninsula, go to kachemakbaybirders.org
 

Kachamak Bay Shorebird Festival

Homer’s birders are a loosely organized but tightly knit flock. The main charm of birders call themselves the Kachemak Bay Birders. The K-Bay Birders (which formed in 2008) are an informal covey of, as their Chair Carol Harding describes them, “a complete  ad-hoc volunteer organization,” whose  primary organizing feature is the email list they use to communicate about upcoming monthly meetings and field trips and other events.  

Bird Rhythms: Merlin

Jun 30, 2019
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Listen for the call of the merlin, Kachemak Bay Birders' Bird of the Month. For information about birds and local birding, go to kachemakbaybirders.org

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Kachemak Bay Birders wrapped up their yearly shorebird monitoring  project on May 23, 2019 and sent a few representatives to KBBI for a special, live edition of Kachemak Science.
Guests,  George Matz from Kachemak Bay Birders, Nina Faust of Kachemak Crane Watch and student birder, Ally Rader talk about shorebirds, migration and nesting on Kachemak Bay.

Bird Rhythms: Townsend's Warbler

May 28, 2019
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In this episode of Bird Rhythms, Kachemak Bay Birders host  Gary Lyon tells where to look for and how to identify the Townsend's Warbler. For more information about birds and birding on the Kenai Peninsula, go to kachemakbaybirders.org.

Bird Rhythms: The Varied Thrush

Apr 29, 2019
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Listen for the call of this April's
 Bird of the Month.
Dale Chorman introduces the varied thrush and talks about murmuration.
To find out more about birding,  gatherings, classes 
and events on the Kenai Peninsula,  go to kachemakbaybirders.org.

Bird Rhythms: Glaucous-winged Gull

Mar 25, 2019
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Carol Ford introduces the Bird of the Month for March -  the ever-present glaucous-winged gull, with an assist from the Bohemian waxwing. To find out more about birding on the peninsula and all of the birds of the month, go to kachemakbaybirders.org

Bird Rhythms: Rock Sandpiper

Mar 4, 2019
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Listen for the call of the rock sandpiper on this edition of Bird Rhythms. To find out more about February's Bird of the Month and about birding on
the Kenai Peninsula, go to kachemakbaybirders.org

Bird Rhythms: Long Tailed Duck

Jan 27, 2019
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Meet the January Bird of the Month,  introduced by Karin Holbrook representing Kachemak Bay Birders.
 Birders of all experience and abilities flock up in and around Homer all year long. To learn about their meetings and events go to kachemakbaybirders.com

 

 

Bird Rhythms: Common Redpoll

Nov 24, 2018
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The call of the common redpoll  rings through this episode of Bird Rhythms. Host B.J. Hitchcock has tips on seeds and birdfeeders. For more information on the Bird of the Month or about local birding, go to kachemakbaybirders.org

Bird Rhythms: Northern Saw-whet Owl

Oct 7, 2018
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Listen for the call of the northern saw-whet owl, October's Bird of the Month, brought to you this month by Gary Lyon and Kachemak Bay Birders.
Learn more about these and other owls on the Kenai Peninsula by going to kachemakbaybirders.org

Bird Rhythms: Common Raven

Sep 25, 2018
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This month's bird is easy to spot in Homer. Carol Harding from Kachemak Bay Birders explains how to differentiate the raven's call from the call of the crow and places the raven in biology and mythology. To find out more about the common raven and all of the birds of the month, go to
kachemakbaybirders.org

Bird Rhythms: Marbled Murrelet

Aug 29, 2018
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This Bird of the Month profile for August is by Louise Ashman and features the marbled murrelet.
To learn more about local birding, go to kachemakbaybirders.org.

Bird Rhythms: Golden Crowned Sparrow

Jul 1, 2018
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Michelle Michaud delivers June's
Bird of the Month profile
from The Kachemak Bay Birders.
To learn more about local birding, go to kachemakbaybirders.org.

Bird Rhythms: Wilson's Snipe

May 28, 2018
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Fledgling birders Landon & Nolan Bunting host this episode of Bird Rhythms. They're highlighting Wilson's Snipe, May's Bird of the Month, brought to you by Kachemak Bay Birders. To learn more about local birding, visit kachemakbaybirders.org

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