Changing Seasons

When spring came to Cordova, there were Varied Thrushes whistling like flutes in the trees, Steller’s Jays squawking harshly, Dusky Geese and Trumpeter Swans honking at Eyak Lake, and of course, large flocks of sandpipers and dunlins whirring past on the mud flats of Hartney Bay.  After the nesting period ended Read more…

For The Birds

I’ve been to a couple festivals in California that were big, city-wide productions put on by big name companies and universities. Those were fun, but the Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival in Cordova was really unique and inspiring to me because it was the first time I saw an entire Read more…

Nest Island Monitoring

The mission: Reach every nest island and record its state and usage Equipment: kayak or poke boat paddles PFD waders, gloves and boots map, radio, data sheets, compass and GPS lunch and water bottle Obstacles: Terrain – lily ponds, sphagnum, tree lines, beaver dams Wildlife Aquatic – leeches Terrestrial – Read more…