Copper River Record March 1, 2018
WISE would like to thank all our participants in the Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count this past December! On December 16th we had a dedicated and passionate group spread throughout the Kenny Lake Count Circle via skis, snowshoes, cars, on foot, and counting from feeders at home. In total, our crew covered over 25 miles and spotted 240 birds in Kenny Lake. Seventeen species were spotted in all, including Great Grey Owls, American Dippers, Hairy Woodpeckers, and a couple moose even joined the fun! (They were not counted as birds). We gathered that evening at the Kenny Lake Library for some warm beverages and food and to share stories or exciting birds spotted. This was the first time WISE has organized and hosted the Christmas Bird Count, so a big thank you to Ruth McHenry for all her help and advice on running it this year. We look forward to it again next year!
Who We Are
WISEfriends are several writers connected with Wrangell Institute for Science and Environment, a nonprofit organization located in Alaska's Copper River Valley. Most of these articles originally appeared in our local newspaper, the Copper River Record.