Tag Archives: Kodiak birds

A deadly new strain of bird flu hasn’t arrived in Alaska, but local wildlife officials are on the lookout

The first domestic case of highly pathogenic avian influenza, or HPAI, was first detected in the southeastern U.S. back in January. It’s made it as far west as Colorado since then, and spring migration season means it’s likely on the move.  “With birds moving south to north this time of year, there’s the possibility that it may end up in …

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Nearly 80 volunteers and 14,000 birds showed up for Kodiak’s Christmas Bird Count

Every year around the holidays, birding enthusiasts across the Western Hemisphere take part in the Christmas Bird Count. They document birds within a 15 mile radius over a 24-hour period, and the results are shared with the Audubon Society. Public observations from the Christmas Bird Count are often helpful for researchers, and can provide vital information about local bird populations …

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Looks Like a Bad Year for Island Seabird Populations

Arctic Terns. Photo by Bryan Wilkins / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT A biologist recently returned from a survey of seabirds on Kodiak Island, and she says some colony numbers have decreased this summer. Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge bird biologist Robin Corcoran says terns are having a difficult year. She says there are three colonies on the road system: at the Pasagashak …

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