Anchorage Audubon Seward Field Trip

A  flock of about fifteen Anchorage Audubon Society birders enjoyed a fabulous field trip around Seward on Saturday despite the blowing snow and chilly temperature. With ten stops between 10 am and 3 pm, the group collectively spotted 35-36 species.

Seward features many different productive habitats from the bay, to wetlands, streams, forest, mountains, and urban yards, trees, and shrubs, all which attract and support birds year-round. The bird-starved Anchorage birders really appreciated the variety of species found.

Highlights of the annual field trip included ten adult Trumpeter Swans and two resident cygnets, a tiny Ruby-crowned Kinglet, a handsome male Robin and Varied Thrush, Northern Shrike, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Great Blue Heron, Red Fox Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Oregon and Slate-colored Juncos, 100s of Pine Siskins, and Bald Eagles at every stop.

The group graciously posed in front of the beautiful Welcome Birders banner on the Benny Benson Memorial Park boardwalk. Thanks to Seward Parks and Recreation from the group!


Thanks to all who made the birders feel welcome and to the homeowners who keep their bird feeders full. Birders mean business, not only for their checklists, but also for the local economy.

Happy Birding!

Carol Griswold



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