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Refuge Notebook: Birders flock after 'fowl' weather events the past, but were never discovered. If you see or photograph a bird you don't recognize, call Todd Eskelin or Toby Burke at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge for help with identification (907 262-7021). If you know what the bird is...
Birders from all over the world attend Kenai Birding Festival's 1st Big Sit

...Kenai Watershed Forum and birders like Kenai Tarbox and Toby Burke organized the first Kenai Bird Festival and it has grown...24-Hour Big Sit in Alaska is now history," reported Toby Burke, Biological Technician U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service...
K-Beach residents not getting equal treatment

K-Beach residents and developers exhibited poor judgment and should be faulted, no, punished, for building near or in former wetlands where water tables had fallen 10 to 15 feet over the past 60 years, where forests of white spruce had colonized former treeless heath, where Borough, state, and federal agencies gave the green light for development by granting subdivisions, changing land classifications (from wetland to upland), accepting roads, and permitting and certifying standard septic systems.
K-Beach residents looking for flooding solutions

...drainage then please step aside so that others might "take the bull by the horns" and effectively do so. Respectfully, Toby Burke, adversely affected property owner and resident of the greater K-Beach flood area
Refuge Notebook: Bird checklist of the Kenai Flats - It's about time

...annual BIG SIT on Saturday, October 11 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Lower Skilak Lake Boat Launch Campground. Toby Burke is a Biological Technician at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. You can find more information about the Refuge at...
Refuge Notebook: Breeding Bird Surveys - Quick! Three Beers!

...didn't last long, and after a blurry-eyed car ride, I found myself at the turnoff to Skilak Lake Road. Here, Toby Burke and I prepared for the 50 stops to come this morning as we waited for 4AM. It was time, once again, to collect data...
Residents ask for action

...drained "massive quantities" of water. "But as it stands right now, Buoy Street still isn't fixed," he said.Toby Burke, who has lived on Buoy Street for eight years, said the street has had drainage issues as long as he has lived there...
Bear killed in Kasilof not rabid

...head for testing because the animal had attacked a telephone pole and a moving pickup before bruising 48-year-old Toby Burke as he bird-watched.Alaska State Troopers killed the bear.Department of Fish and Game veterinarian Kimberlee Beckmen...
Troopers kill bear after well-known area birder attacked

...with his family. Alaska State Troopers said the bear first attacked a vehicle and a telephone pole before attacking Toby Burke, 48, a biological technician at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Burke did not do anything to provoke the bear...
Marketing 'Kenai' in the science world

...distributed along the coast of the Kenai Peninsula and islands in Prince William Sound. What's fascinating is that Toby Burke and Todd Eskelin, our two birding experts at the Refuge, believe that song sparrows breeding along the Kenai River...


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