Events

Mat-Su Valley birding events see below.

For statewide and Anchorage area birding events see the Anchorage Audubon website.


Plan to join us for the Mat-Su Birders’ 4th Annual Goose Bay State Game Refuge Birding Walk on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

Our Walk will be led again by Dan Crowson, who has been accumulating bird records from several trips to Goose Bay SGR, including the first Mat-Su records for Wilson’s Phalarope.

Goose Bay walk May, 2016

Please look at this MAP.  We’ll meet at the airport parking area at the end of Knik-Goose Bay Road at 9:00 AM. At 9:15 AM, we’ll all drive around Cameo Drive (the original beginning of Burma Road) to where we’ll park and start birding at the best entrance to the Refuge.

Dan says to dress for the weather, and plan on using knee or hip boots, as there will probably be some spots where the water might be above the top of hiking boots.  If you have a good hiking stick, that may be helpful.  Also bring your binoculars, scope, field guide book/app, and be ready for some good birding.

As you can see from the MAP, we will meet all the way down at the end of Knik-Goose Bay Road (about 19-20 miles from Wasilla), so allow time for the drive to the meeting place by the Goose Bay Airstrip.

Look forward to seeing some interesting birds!


Sunday, May 6 —  Eklutna Tailrace & Reflections Lake

Starting at 8:00 AM at the Eklutna Tailrace parking lot, across from the Eklutna Power Plant, we’ll check out the birds along the Tailrace and in the several ponds on the north side of the Tailrace.

After the Eklutna Tailrace Birding Walk, we’ll head over to Reflections Lake for a birding walk around the lake, including taking advantage of what the new observation tower can show us.

Dan Crowson will be leading both walks, so bring your binocs, bird guide, spotting scope, etc., and dress for the weather.

Below are two maps; the first showing the overall relationship of Reflections Lake, alongside the new Glenn Hwy., and the Eklutna Tailrace area along the Old Glenn Hwy., and the second map showing the layout at the Eklutna Tailrace and where to park.

Hoping for a great birding Sunday!

Tailrace Map
Tailrace Map
Reflections Lake Map
Reflections Lake Map