Fresh and saltwater wetlands serving birds Wet, open places shut down pretty firmly to feathered things in the Alaskan winter,…Spring 1999 | Richard Carstensen | 6 pages
Here, I’m treating basically the species who are so important to Southeast ecology, trophics, and culture that I’d feel negligent not bestowing a page or two. There’s little I could contribute in the world of Southeast avifauna that my buddy Bob Armstrong hasn’t done better. For birds, and for that matter almost all things taxonomic (amphibians, birds, fish, plants, fungi, insects, other inverts, lichens, fungi, mammals), go to Bob’s fantastic website.
In the early days of Discovery, Kathy Hocker and I created field ID laminates for birds, wildflowers, and intertidal critters. My birds guide describes only 50 of our commonest species, but that’s a good way to start for beginners.
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Migration issue Our Discoveries #2 feature article gave me an excuse to interview Juneau’s most knowledgeable birders and ornithologists. We…1995 | Richard Carstensen | 6 pages