Turnagain Arm has the second largest tidal change in North America. When the difference between low and high tide is large enough there is a bore tide!
The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center hosted a great event where we got to see hummingbird banding! They also have all the cool Alaskan animals on display.
We spent a busy week crossing through Canada into Alaska in Spring 2021, when the border was closed due to Covid.
We learned how to critically assess duck and goose plumage while sifting through piles of duck wings and goose feathers for Wingbee 2021.
The third method of duck-catching we were able to try is airboating. It's surprising that a loud boat with bright spotlights can sneak up on birds before they can fly away!
We caught and banded diving ducks using swim-in traps.
Rocket netting is one method (Brian's favorite!) of catching ducks and geese for banding.
We had a great time volunteering at Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge. After 6 weeks as campground hosts we stayed on as maintenance volunteers. We loved it!
We spent 6 months at Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge in Nevada. We saw it through most of the seasons, and became beginner birders.
Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge is a tiny spot in the desert that is home to a lot of cool fish and birds.