The last two years I have traveled to the Copper River Delta for the spring shorebird migration – that is one amazing experience!
The number of birds migrating through Seward are measured in the hundreds instead of the tens of thousands over on the Copper River Delta, but it is still fun to see. Yesterday was probably the best day I can ever remember here – hundreds of sandpipers and other shorebirds, numerous species of ducks, even a few sandhill cranes. And a few eagles and a northern harrier preying on the weak. There were birds everywhere – it was cool to see and I’m not even a “birder”.
They seem a bit late this year maybe because of the cool weather. Between the steady rain, wind and a temperature just above 40 – I could barely feel my auto-focus and shutter buttons after a couple of hours – but I was having so much fun, it didn’t matter!