Bird Watching

Bird Rhythms: Golden Crowned Sparrow

Jul 1, 2018
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Michelle Michaud delivers June's
Bird of the Month profile
from The Kachemak Bay Birders.
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Photo courtesy of Martin Renner

It’s been almost 20 years since large numbers of birds with unusually long beaks first appeared in Alaska.

The birds, whose beaks grow at twice the normal rate, often die from starvation because they can’t feed themselves. Researchers now believe a virus may be causing the beak deformities.

Lesser Sandhill Cranes Arrive in Homer

Apr 18, 2016
Courtesy of Kachemak Crane Watch

Lesser Sandhill Cranes are arriving in Homer for the summer. Nina Faust and Edgar Bailey with Kachemak Crane Watch shared some photos of the cranes with KBBI. Kachemak Crane Watch received the first report of cranes in the Homer area on March 9.