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Refuge notebook: Refuge keeps a pulse on bird migration

...through the Kenai Peninsula is focused on hitting the prime feeding grounds at the Chickaloon, Kenai, Kasilof, and Fox River Flats. If you get a chance to visit one of these spots during a migration pulse you will be in awe at the number of birds...
Birding festival an educational opportunity for all 2 p.m., Friday to Saturday. The events are also listed at said the Kenai River Flats is home to more than 180 bird species and, this spring, more than 12,000 geese. He often sees drivers on the roadside...
Christine Cunningham authors "Women Hunting Alaska"

...didn't actually start until she was an adult, "I actually started when I was 27 years old here on the Kasilof and Kenai River flats and once I started participating in Alaska's outdoors as a hunter there was no going back to just passively observing...
Photo: Low ceiling

Storm clouds roll in across the Kenai River flats Wednesday. Forecasters are calling for a chance for more snow today.
'Beauty and conflict'

...Because it all belongs connected." "Chrome" is a poem he wrote during a storm about fishing for kings in the Copper River flats. The sight of the squirming fish in his net reminded him of when he was trapping lynx - that he had just killed a beautiful...
Caribou peek-a-boo

Fred Glover, of Anchorage, scans the horizon for caribou on the Kenai River flats from the boardwalk alongside Bridge Access Road on Tuesday afternoon. He said he saw several of the animals earlier in the day but wasn't able to stop to look closer.
Well known llama killed by loose dogs

...animals."It's happened over and over again."Last year, Martin saw some dogs harassing caribou out on the Kenai River flats, not far from the ranch. As allowed by Alaska statute, Martin shot at them to break up the attack. The dogs left...
For the birds: High school contest hatches new viewing platform

...benefit to Kenai businesses, attracting visitors during the shoulder season when migratory birds are visiting the Kenai River flats. The platform also was designed with school groups in mind -- it's big enough to accomodate a whole class, and...
Bear DLPs down: 3 shootings reported this year -- so far

...two were taken at the mouth of the Moose River, one was shot off of Robinson Loop, and one was taken on the Fox River Flats near the cattle-grazing lease area," Selinger said. While , the number of DLPs so far is lower than in past years...
Pleasant day, fowl weather

Photo by M. Scott Moon Duck hunters hike across the Kenai River flats in search of fowl Wednesday afternoon.


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