Jan 9, 2017
· Homer is a small town, population 5,310, at the tip of the Kenai peninsula.
· Homer spit juts out into Kachemak Bay and provides a view of the Kenai Range of mountains across the bay.
· Kachemak Bay is a “40-mile long arm of Cook Inlet” per Wikipedia. It is home to a large number of migratory birds especially in May as well as its endemic population. Birds that can be photographed include: puffins, Bald eagles, Surf birds, Pelagic cormorants, kittiwakes, murres, Harlequin ducks and various gulls in addition to migratory species. Marine mammals include Harbor seals, Sea otters, whales of many different species.
· There are two Bald eagle nests in Homer. The most photogenic is the one across the road from the Post Office on the Sterling Highway.
· A small number of Sandhill Cranes inhabit the Beluga estuary just off the Sterling Highway near the Islands and Oceans visitors center.
· Bishop’s Beach has tide pools containing Sea stars and Octopus among other creatures especially during minus tides.
· Water taxis take you across the bay to hike in Kachemak Bay State Park, Alaska’s first state park home to Grewingk glacier and the Soldovia artist’s colony.
reset=1&Itemid=284&lang=en Link to Flanagan Fotos Alaska Workshop June 2017.
· http://www.seamansadventures.com/ Link to Seaman Ecotour Adventures.