For the Birds
Flock to Alaska Maritime Refuges birding hot
spots just as the seabirds, endemics, and birds from Asia do.
Seabirds nearly 40 million of them, more than 30 species in their finest breeding
plumages including tufted and horned puffins, least and crested auklets
and enough visiting shearwaters to darken the waters near the Barren Islands or
in Unimak Pass.
Endemics birds that nest only here - including
whiskered auklets, red-legged kittiwakes, and McKays buntings.
Asiatics Spring, fall, and storms in summer bring sightings of birds blown off course
or whose migration along Asias west coast takes them over the refuge.
Other Birding Sites
Over Alaska is a new program that rewards birdwatching. Birders who identify
50, 125, 200, or 275 species in Alaska receive certificates from the Alaska Department
of Fish and Game.
Birding in the Refuge System to learn more about birding on America's National Wildlife Refuges.
Kachemak Bay Birders website for field trips, recent sightings, meetings and other birding news in the Homer, Alaska area.
Last updated: November 2, 2012