Bird Migration

The story of endurance, perseverance and defeat

A brown and white bird with long yellow legs standing on a lily pad.
Lesser Yellowlegs weigh no more than two decks of playing cards, which allows them to easily walk through wetlands to forage on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. 📷 USFWS/Laura McDuffie

Small Knights

Migratory Birds

Conservation and Collaboration on Alaska’s Defense Lands

A girl standing in a marsh at sunrise setting-up a fine mesh net.
Boreal bird banding site on Eagle River Flats, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Mist-netting (shown here) is widely used by ornithologists across the world and is considered among the safest capture techniques for birds. Captures permitted by USFWS Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. 📷 USFWS/Laura McDuffie

An Unlikely Oasis

Migratory Birds

In conservation, citizen scientists shine

A bright yellow bird with a black head singing.
A male Wilson’s Warbler singing during early spring in southcentral Alaska. 📷 USFWS/Laura McDuffie

Arctic Refuge Virtual Bird Fest

Sounds and songs from the northern forests



A bird’s guide to surviving the Arctic winter

A small black and white bird standing on a tree branch and surrounded by snow.
A Black-capped Chickadee in the snow. 📷 USFWS/Zak Pohlen

Should I stay or should I go?

Arctic Refuge Virtual Bird Fest

An Elder’s lifetime of observations in Arctic Village, Alaska

portrait of an elder
Trimble Gilbert. 📷 USFWS/Lisa Hupp

Arctic Refuge Virtual Bird Fest

The awe and obstacles of migratory birds from Arctic Refuge

Migration is an amazing feat.

Arctic Refuge Virtual Bird Fest

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge staff share reflections on how they came to their work and place

U.S.Fish&Wildlife Alaska

Stories from Alaska by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

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