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Updated: April 30, 2019.

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Meeting Place


April 20

8 am

Fish Creek

08:34 AM -3.5’ L


2:53 PM

17.6’ H

 Marsha Squires

Fish Creek parking lot in North Douglas


April 27

8:30 am

(Boards at 8:15 am)

Berners Bay Cruise

07:46 AM 12.1’ H


02:36 PM

3.5’ L

Laurie Craig

Theresa Svancara

Jeff Sauer

Auke Bay Harbor, loading ramp next to Harbor Master’s Office


May 4

8:30 am

(Boards at 8:15am)

Berners Bay Cruise

07:44 AM -1.3’ L


01:58 PM 15.7’ H

Laurie Craig


Auke Bay Harbor, loading ramp next to Harbor Master’s Office


May 11

08:00- 10:30 am

World Migratory Bird Day Celebration.


Songbird banding demonstration and kids activities.


Gwen Baluss

 Juneau Community Garden off Montana Creek Road.


Heavy rain cancels banding.


May 18

8 am

Moose Lake

(Dredge Lakes Area)


Gus van Vliet

Parking lot next to the Back Loop Bridge.


Might need boots?


May 25

8 am

Eagle Beach

05:55 AM 13.2’ H


12:32 PM

2.2’ L

Patty Rose

Mark Schwan

Picnic area parking on north side of Eagle River, mile 28.


Boots recommended.

Additional walks are being planned for June.


Alaska Bird Festivals - 2019

Yakutat Tern Festival

The Ninth Annual Yakutat Tern Festival will take place May 30-June 2 2019. The Yakutat Tern Festival is a celebration of the natural and cultural resources of Yakutat, Alaska. It’s family friendly and offers activities for birders as well as non-birders, including field trips, seminars, kid’s activities, evening banquets and other programs, a Wildman foot race, music, and art. This year's keynote speaker is Ned Rozell, he writes weekly newspaper columns about science and natural history for the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Please see for more information and follow us on Facebook and Instagram! Yakutat Tern Festival and @yakutat_tern_festival.  You can also call (907) 784-3359.

Great Backyard Bird Count

February 15-18, 2019

Great Backyard Bird Count Bird Walks    

All hikes are free and led by Brenda Wright.  Extra binoculars will be available for all walks.

Friday Feb. 15 1pm -- Fish Creek, North Douglas

Saturday Feb. 16 11am -- Near the Salmon Creek hatchery (DIPAC)  kid friendly walk

Sunday Feb. 17 8am -- Auke Recreation Area start at campground entrance

Monday Feb. 18 8am -- Sheep Creek,Thane Road


The 21th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) will start on Friday, February 16 and extend through Monday, February 19.


If you’re new to the count, or have not participated since before the 2013 merger with eBird, you must create a free online account to enter your checklist.   Go to  If you already have an account, just use the same login name and password.


Participants are asked to count birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) and report their sightings online at


Each checklist during this event helps scientists 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 180,000 checklists were submitted online from more than 100 countries, creating an instantaneous snapshot of global bird populations ever recorded.  More than 6,200 species were recorded.


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.


Be sure to check out the Explore a Region tool to get an idea of what you can expect to see in your area during the next GBBC.


Please visit the official website at for more information and the latest education resources.


We hope to see more checklists submitted online this year.

For questions and comments, please contact:

Cornell Lab of Ornithology
(800) 843-2473

National Audubon Society                                                        

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free. 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.

2018 Juneau Christmas Bird Count

December 15, Saturday


Click here for list of species observed during the 2018 Christmas Bird Count.


The 46th Juneau Christmas Bird Count took place Saturday, December 15, 2018.  Twenty-nine volunteers reported 59 species and 7,180 individual birds.  A few feeder watchers also contributed their observations to the count.  Ten additional species were seen during count week, for a total of 69.


The weather was overcast, with temperatures in the upper teens to upper twenties, zero precipitation, and calm winds in all areas except downtown and Douglas, which were windy.  Most ponds and lakes were frozen. 


Highlights include Sanderling, Spotted Towhee, White-Throated Sparrow, Anna's Hummingbird, and Red-Winged Blackbird on count day and Sharp-shinned Hawk, Black Turnstone, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Short-eared Owl, Wilson's Warbler, and Harris's Sparrow during count week. Those species have been seen on fewer than 20 previous counts.


The count resulted in two new highs, one new low, and a new species. Counts of 873 American Wigeons and 345 Dunlin are new high counts for those species. A count of 112 Surf Scoters is a new low for that species.  Additionally, Wilson's Warbler, which was seen during count week, is a new species for the Juneau count.


The 23 species that have been seen on each of the other 45 counts were seen on count day. The five most numerous species were Mallard (2,049), American Wigeon (873), Canada Goose (724), Glaucous-winged Gull (714), and Common Raven (274).


Archived Juneau Birding Events

Christmas Bird Count

Thanksgiving Bird Count

Project Feeder Watch

Great Backyard Bird Count


The mission of Juneau Audubon Society:

"To conserve the natural ecosystems of Southeast Alaska, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future generations"


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