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Volunteers continue Audubon bird count around Petersburg

Volunteers spent a Saturday in December counting birds on and around Mitkof Island, as part of the nationwide Audubon Christmas Bird Count. The annual cataloging of species and numbers has happened in this area for two and a half decades.

Mallards on Hammer Slough, KFSK file photo


The volunteers were spread out on Mitkof Island December 15th and documented 56 types of birds. Joe Viechnicki spoke with one of them, Brad Taylor, about this year’s count.

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Check out this link for past numbers logged on Mitkof Island.

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Student glacier survey reports little change at LeConte

Kyle Hagerman, Skipper Erickson, Ian Fleming, Shalie Dahl, Aaron Murph and Chauncey Sandhofer surveyed the LeConte Glacier this month. (Photo courtesy of Victor Trautman)
A team of student surveyors from Petersburg High School just completed an annual visit to the LeConte Glacier on the mainland near Petersburg. This is the 32nd year for the program to record the position of the terminus of the southernmost tidewater glacier in North America. The students have found little change in the location of ice face, no big retreat or advance again this year. They were able to verify their work for the first time using a satellite image. more