Where travel meets birding

As one of the founders of Big Year Coffee I take great pride in my hobbies and academic interests. One thing I am constantly thinking about is birds and the sport of birdwatching. While it's a competition that is only judged by myself, I take great pride in being able to identify hundreds of birds by sight or sound. When I travel I interact with more birds than people and that is why I started a website about traveling and birdwatching called The Travel Birder

The travel birder is my outlet for writing about sustainability, nature, and most importantly birdwatching. I update it regularly with my photo and create almost all the content for the website. If you'd like to be featured in the blog as a guest writer please contact me - avesofficial@gmail.com. Here is an excerpt from the website:

Why Alaska is an amazing place to birdwatch
The geological location of Alaska makes it a prime region for shorebirds and songbirds to access from their wintering grounds as far south as New Zealand. Species come to Alaska for a few reasons, to access its rich bounty of food and to breed in its diverse landscapes. The cold oceans of Alaska are rich with life each summer and many species of birds utilize this abundance of food feed themselves. Away from the water, Alaska large maze of wetlands and waterways means insect life is abundant, mosquito's included. I never realized how wet Alaska was until I drove up from Washington state. Virtually the entire middle of the state is a large estuary. Even the tundras are full of water as its lichen hold onto water as long as possible in the summer months.
When to Visit
I find the summer months not to be ideal for visiting Alaska. Yes its warmer, but its also quite wet and cloudy. Many days have limited visibility and hiking isn't always ideal. Not only that, but mosquitoes are intense from mid-June through August. Birds are best I'd say from mid-may through July. 


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