Author: Carol Griswold

Sporadic Bird Report: hungry eagle drama!

Sporadic Bird Report: hungry eagle drama!

December 9, 2008 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 9:49 am, sunset 3:51 pm, length of day 6 hours, 1 minute; tomorrow will be 1 minute and 58 seconds shorter as we approach the December 21st winter solstice. Weather: December 7th was a spectacular sunny day, calm, and at 37º […]

Seward Sporadic Bird Report: Blackbirds

Seward Sporadic Bird Report: Blackbirds

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 9:14 am, sunset 6:07 pm, length of day 8 hours, 52 minutes; tomorrow will be 5 minutes and 15 seconds shorter. Weather: Cold at 19º this morning, warming to a pleasant 34º with snow-laden clouds gathering by late afternoon. The […]

July 23, 2008 Seward Sporadic Bird Report

July 23, 2008 Seward Sporadic Bird Report

July 23, 2008 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 5:18 am, sunset 10:48 pm, length of day 17 hours, 30 minutes; tomorrow will be 4 minutes and 28 seconds shorter. Weather: A light misty rain, low gray clouds with temperatures hovering in the upper 40s. The air is perfumed with […]

Pacific Golden Plovers!

April 17, 2008 Pacific Golden Plovers! Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 6:32 am, sunset 9:23 pm, length of day 14 hours, 50 minutes; tomorrow will be 5 minutes and 25 seconds longer. Weather: Sunny skies with high overcast continue, temperatures up to the mid 40s but the strong north […]

Seward Sporadic Bird Report: Pintails are back!

Today I spotted 2 beautiful drakes and 3 lovely female NORTHERN PINTAILS standing forlornly on the ice where the pond should be at the salt-marsh -with-an-airport-in-it. They were very alert and watched me warily from quite a distance before taking flight. A blizzard of gulls swarmed along the beach, probably […]

Bird Survey workshop Saturday March 29th

Beachwalkers and Birders Wanted! COAAST Training Session Saturday March 29, 2008 10 am to 4 pm Alaska Sealife Center Reserve your place by calling COAAST at 206-221-6893 or email info@coasst.org, or just come! COAAST volunteers collect data on beach-cast carcasses of marine birds on a monthly basis to establish the […]

Nuclear fun!

At Monday’s Council meeting on March 24th, Phillip Oates announced that former part-time interim Seward City Manager Marvin Yoder now back in Galena, will be coming to Seward to present information on energy from a small nuclear power plant at a to-be-announced work session. Galena has been investigating this Toshiba […]

Sporadic Bird Report: Western Screech Owl

March 19, 2008 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 8:00 am, sunset 8:11 pm, length of day 12 hours, 11 minutes; tomorrow, Spring Equinox, will be 5 minutes and 30 seconds longer. Weather: 23º this morning with a soft, gray wall of snow-bearing clouds creeping up the bay from the […]

Seward Sporadic Bird Report: Tour of the Bay

Sunday, December 30, 2007 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 10:02 am, sunset 3:58 pm, length of day 5 hours, 56 minutes; tomorrow will be 1 minute and 40 seconds longer. Weather: Alpenglow just before dawn on the snowy peaks of the mountains west of Seward foretold a very promising […]

Seward Christmas Bird Count results

December 28, 2007 The 108th Audubon Christmas Bird Count, Seward Alaska Twenty-two citizen scientists ventured out from dawn to dusk on December 22, 2007, by car, boat, foot, and skis, intent on counting and identifying every bird in their route within the 15-mile wide Seward Count Circle. Ten others counted […]

Thanks to City Express!

12-14-07 Dear Editor, Once again, a big “Thank You!” to City Express for their generous contribution to the 13th annual Seward PTSA “Art and Music for Kids, Wreaths for You” fund-raiser. Local businesses such as City Express support our schools in so many ways throughout the year. Please consider shopping […]