The Kenai Peninsula hosts 300 bird species, and spring is a great time to see, and hear them.
That’s the message from George Kirsch, who gave a presentation on birds of the Kenai Peninsula Thursday night at the Soldotna Library. Kirsch retired from a 30-year career with the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, where he put his master’s degree in zoology to good use. Nowadays, he and his wife, Bev, are avid birders in Soldotna, where they moved in 2010.
Kirsch’s presentation was the kickoff of Wildlife Thursdays, a monthly series of presentations offered by the Alaska Wildlife Alliance. The Alliance is a statewide group headquartered in Anchorage that is now expanding programming to the Kenai Peninsula.