Volunteers continue Audubon bird count around Petersburg
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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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for past numbers logged on Mitkof Island.
The Sitka Conservation Society and U.S. Forest Service are holding meetings this week on two wilderness areas near Wrangell and Petersburg.
The conservation group is hoping to hear observations on use and conditions in the Stikine-Leconte wilderness near Wrangell and the Petersburg Creek-Duncan Salt Chuck wilderness on Kupreanof Island near Petersburg. more
Commercial Dungeness crabbers have a full two-month summer and two-month fall season for most of Southeast Alaska again this year. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced this week the summer season would continue through August 15 and a fall season is planned for October and November. The season length is set based on the catch from the first week of fishing. Crabbing opened on June 15th. more