Author: Carol Griswold

Seward Sporadic Bird Report: Bohemian Waxwings

Sunday, November 4, 2007 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 8:28 am, Alaska Standard Time, sunset 4:53 pm, length of day 9 hours, 57 minutes; tomorrow will be 5 minutes and 6 seconds shorter. Weather: Carpe Diem! Around here, you really have to grab the good weather before the “spots […]

Sporadic Bird Report: Hummer Shrike

October 15, 2007 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 8:37 am, sunset 6:48 pm, length of day 10 hours, 11 minutes; tomorrow will be 5 minutes and 23 seconds shorter. Weather: Last week dished out the first days of cold, clear, windy weather that partially froze the salt marsh pond […]

Seward Elementary School Weed Warriors

Seward Elementary School Weed Warriors

Enthusiastic Weed Warriors from the Seward Elementary School marched up to the recently planted grounds at the old middle school site south of the Seward High School on Wednesday afternoon. Their mission, to collect weeds: “Anything that is NOT grass is a weed.” The 50-some students from Mr. Barnwell’s sixth […]

Seward Sporadic Bird Report: Rough-legged Hawk

Seward Sporadic Bird Report: Rough-legged Hawk

Monday, September 10, 2007 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 7:13 am, sunset 8:34 pm, length of day 13 hours, 20 minutes; tomorrow will be 5 minutes and 25 seconds shorter. Weather: Where did this gorgeous, blue-sky day come from? What a treat after days of gray skies and hard […]

July Sporadic Bird Report: Murrelets

Friday, July 27, 2007 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 5:25 am, sunset 10:41 pm, length of day 17 hours, 15 minutes; tomorrow will be 4 minutes and 40 seconds shorter. Weather: Mid 50s, overcast skies continue with scattered showers and peek-a-boo sunshine. Summer is rushing along; fireweed is in […]

Sporadic Bird Report: N. Flicker

May 22, 2007 Northern Flicker Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 5:03 am, sunset 10:46 pm, length of day 17 hours, 43 minutes; tomorrow will be 4 minutes and 14 seconds longer. Weather: Our brilliant sunny skies and pleasant temps in the upper 60s may be coming to an end, […]

Alaska Sporadic Bird Report

April 20, 2007 Happy Earth Day! Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 6:26 am, sunset 9:28 pm, length of day 15 hours, 2 minutes; tomorrow will be 5 minutes and 25 seconds longer. Weather: April continues to be moody, even while melting the snow in town down to a few […]

Sporadic Bird Report: Eurasian Wigeons

Sporadic Bird Report: Eurasian Wigeons

April 10, 2007 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 6:55 am, sunset 9:03 pm, length of day 14 hours, 8 minutes; tomorrow will be 5 minutes and 28 seconds longer. Weather: April blew in from the south to wash winter away, bringing rain and occasional snow showers. The local lakes, […]

Sporadic Bird Report: Great Blue Herons

Friday, March 2, 2007 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise: 7:53 am, sunset 6:27 pm, length of day 10 hours, 33 minutes; tomorrow will be 5 minutes and 29 seconds longer. Full moon tomorrow. Saturn in the evening, Jupiter and Mars in the morning. Weather: Brilliant sunny days continue with […]

Conference Center Not Feasible

February 6, 2007 Chris Beck Agnew Beck chris@agnewbeck.com Re: the City of Seward Conference Center in the Mary Lowell Center Feasibility Assessment I attended the first public meetings concerning the feasibility of a Seward Conference Center on November 16 and 20, 2006 titled “Seward Conference Center Feasibility Assessment”. I have […]

2006 Seward Christmas Bird Count report

2006 Seward Audubon Christmas Bird Count Report Count Day: December 30, 2006 Low 26º, high 32º, winds 0-15 mph, snow depth 15” to 36”, cloudy with periods of light snow. Sunrise 10:01 am, sunset 3:59 pm, for a total of 5 hours, 58 minutes. Blizzards and power outages cancelled the […]

Dec 27, 2006 Sporadic Bird Report

December 27, 2006 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 10:02 am, sunset 3:55 pm, length of day 5 hours, 48 minutes; tomorrow will be 1 minute and 12 seconds LONGER. The blizzards, power outages, and cold temperatures of last week gave way to a couple beautiful, sunny, and cold days […]

Sporadic Bird Report

December 7, 2006 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 9:45 am, sunset 3:52 pm; length of day 6 hours, 7 minutes; tomorrow will be 2 minutes and 24 seconds shorter as we sink to the winter solstice. Snow showers and rain fading to mist make for lots of spots on […]

Sporadic Bird Report: Swans!

October 27, 2006 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Swans! This afternoon at 1:25, 44 swans sailed south on a brisk north wind, calling wildly, in a very loose and wide bow formation. What a beautiful sight! White against the blue sky. I understand the weather to the north of Moose […]