Trip 17. Campbell Creek Estuary
Date: Wednesday, 26 June
Start and end time: 6:00 pm–9:00 pm (possibly longer)
Cost: AOS registration fee is $20 per person (covers van and gas).
Maximum participants: 14, well suited for parents with children
Meals: Bring your own snacks and water. Instructions will be provided on where to order and pick up a boxed dinner.
Trip Leader(s): Dave Mitchell, Great Land Trust
Trip Description: Come out and bird along the coastal meadows and forest at the mouth of Campbell Creek on the Cook Inlet coast. We will visit the Campbell Creek Estuary Natural Area, a 60-acre property conserved by Great Land Trust and the Municipality of Anchorage. Expect to walk 1-mile along gravel trails to three overlooks with stunning views of Campbell Creek Estuary and Cook Inlet. The overlooks provide the opportunity to scope for Cook Inlet beluga whales, Bald Eagle nests, nesting Sandhill Cranes, and early-staging shorebirds. Staff from Great Land Trust will be available to answer questions about conservation in southcentral Alaska and to share tips for other local birding hotspots. We may also visit another nearby part of the Anchorage Coastal Refuge to walk out to the saltmarsh and look for waterbirds.
- eBird list: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L2386178?m=6&yr=all&changeDate=Set, https://ebird.org/printableList?regionCode=L2386178&yr=all&m=6
Recommended Gear and Cautions: Rubber boots, light rain gear, windproof layers, light insulated jacket, mosquito repellent, snacks, and water.
Additional Information: https://www.anchorageaudubon.org/?p=2669