Birding Alaska: 1100 Miles of the Last Frontier
Alaska is a must-visit destination for birders trying to see most of the species in North America. From breeding seabirds and Asiatic vagrants on remote Bering Sea islands to Bluethroats, Bristle-thighed Curlews, Arctic Warblers and more in the vast interior, to shorebirds and waterfowl that nest at the top of the world, Alaska is the place to go. But it is so much more, and birders are soon enthralled with the great forests, tundra, glaciers, and fjords which surround the tallest mountain in North America! Even today, Alaska still looms as a last frontier, wholly remote and teeming with wildlife. It is with a sense of wonder and awe that we present our own impressions as we explore the birds and majesty of this wonderful land from Juneau to Barrow.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS - Scott Stoner and Denise Hackert-Stoner
Denise and Scott are long-time avid birders, each having served as officers, field trip leaders, and directors for the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club. They've given many slide presentations to birding, nature, and other groups across New York State, and teach birding in the adult education programs of several local school districts.
Their award-winning nature photography has been widely exhibited in New York State. Their work has appeared in numerous publications, including Birder’s World, National Wildlife, New York State Conservationist, the Albany Times Union, and several books. Their bird photos have been featured on several covers of The Kingbird, the journal of the New York State Ornithological Association. Recently, their feature article was published in the international Wild Sojourns Magazine.
Scott is retired after a 31-year career with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Denise is an ordained priest in the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests.
To see more of their work, please visit them at www.naturelogues.com.