Sunday, April 1, 2012

Homer Alaska update

We just arrived in Homer, AK today! The jet lag from the eastern time zone was brutal but sight of Long-tailed Ducks and Pigeon Guillimadoohickees in Anchor Point Alaska was a great cure!
It was very overcast today but we managed to add Northwestern Crow to our list today too.
Tonight we ate dinner at a local bar across from the Driftwood Inn. As I ate a grilled cheese with Liam we listened to an old cowboy in black with a long white bird sing "Amarillo by Morning" while the movie "Dune" played silently on the t.v. There was a stuffed gorilla at the bar with the people having a drink. Doing a "Big Year" has got to be the best way to get out and experience the USA!
We got some great pics of mountain goat and moose too! I can't wait to post pics when we get home!
Thanks to a generous birder in Homer we will be headed out on his boat tomorrow morning to see what we can see!


  1. Is the "generous birder" in Homer Karl Stoltzfus? My dad and I were out with him last year! It's amazing!!! We saw Black-legged Kittiwake, Red-faced Cormorant, Tufted Puffin, Pelagic Cormorant, Marbled Murrelet, Common Murre, and more. You should be able to add a good number of those.
    Have a blast!

  2. No, we didnt meet Karl. We got a few of those and will have to go back to get the rest!