This week I was supposed to be in Alaska teaching a course. Instead I am in Lewistown, MT taking a course on data management. I was supposed to leave last Thursday and spend the weekend in Homer prior to the teaching in Anchorage. I had planned to look for Rock Sandpipers, Steller's Eiders, Kittlitz's Murrelets and the Emperor Goose that has been hanging around the spit. On Tuesday morning I found out the the class had been canceled. My consolation is that the weather was pretty crappy in Homer last weekend and a local field trip on Kachemak Bay did not record a Steller's Eider or Kittlitz's Murrelet.
The good news was that the weather last weekend was great in Montana and I was able to spend another morning at a sage-grouse lek..
and also enjoy a hike with my family.
More photos from the lek to follow.