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Updated: February 05, 2017.

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Juneau Bird Checklist (revised 2007)

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Just in time for the Spring Migration: Beginning Birding Classes Through Juneau Community Schools

 

Dates:  February 2, 9, 16, 23 (4 classes)

Day:  Thursday

Time:  7:00 to 8:30pm

Location: Harborview Elementary, Commons - http://twistedsifter.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/baby-common-goldeneye-ducks-leaving-nest-flying-for-first-time.jpg1255 Glacier Ave.

Class Fee:  $30.00

Instructor:  Patricia Wherry

 

Dates:  April 6, 13, 20, 27 (4 classes)

Day:  Thursday

Time:  7:00 to 8:30pm

Location:  Mendenhall River Community School, Library - 9001 Mendenhall Loop Rd. (back loop)

Class Fee:  $30.00

Instructor:  Patricia Wherry

Sign up for an adult oriented class through Community Schools.  Expect a great deal of fun!


GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT

Friday, February 17, through Monday, February 20, 2017

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Participants are asked to count birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the four-day event and report their sightings online at www.birdcount.org. Anyone can take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count, from beginning bird watchers to experts, and you can participate from your backyard, or anywhere in the world.

Each checklist submitted during the GBBC helps researchers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society learn more about how birds are doing, and how to protect them and the environment we share. Last year, more than 160,000 participants submitted their bird observations online, creating the largest instantaneous snapshot of global bird populations ever recorded.

The 20th annual GBBC will be held Friday, February 17, through Monday, February 20, 2017. Please visit the official website at www.birdcount.org for more information.

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Participants are asked to count birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the four-day event and report their sightings online at www.birdcount.org. Anyone can take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count, from beginning bird watchers to experts, and you can participate from your backyard, or anywhere in the world.


Christmas Bird Count - 2016 

The Juneau Christmas Bird Count was held this year on Sunday, December 18, 2016, the first weekend of the designated count period of December 14 through January 5.  This marks the 117th year of the CBC, with counts planned across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and Latin America.  This was our 44th count in Juneau.  

Juneau Christmas Bird Count Results

            The Juneau Christmas Bird Count was on Sunday, December 18th.  The weather was horrible most of count week and our participation on count day was the lowest in many years, with only 18 people in the field. However, there were a few dedicated feeder watchers that contributed to the tally.  We saw 59 species for the day and an additional 8 species during the count week.  Our species total for the count day was 10 species below the average for the last 30 years, and our individual bird tally of 6,283 was about 40 percent below average.

            We had no new species for the count, no new high counts for any species, but one new record low count: Northwestern Crow; where were they?  Also, we did not see one loon of any kind during the entire week.  This has never happened before on our count.  Interestingly, as Gus van Vliet has noted from his long-time view of inner Auke Bay, there have been no loons in sight for some time now, but rather a relatively large number of both Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, and our count day numbers for those species reflected as such.  Our more unusual count day species included one male Eurasian Widgeon, one Eurasian Collared-Dove, three Anna's Hummingbirds (perhaps not so unusual any longer), one Ruby-crowned Kinglet, the now “famous” Spotted Towhee, one White-throated Sparrow, and 9 Red-winged Blackbirds. Unusual count week species included a Short-eared Owl, a Downy Woodpecker, and a Lincoln's Sparrow.

Thanks to all the participants who braved the weather and made the count a success. 

Click here to view this year’s results.

 


PROJECT FEEDER WATCHBegins November 12

Check out the web page for more information and how to start http://feederwatch.org/.  Data is especially scarce for Southeast Alaska, so please consider adding to our knowledge about our winter bird populations.


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Archived Juneau Birding Events

Christmas Bird Count

Thanksgiving Bird Count

Project Feeder Watch

Great Backyard Bird Count

 

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