Alaska provides important habitat to hundreds of species of birds from Arctic Warblers to Waxwings. People travel from all over the world to view birds in Alaska's beautiful and rugged landscapes. Whether you visit the taiga forests, frozen tundra, high peaks, or vast rain forests, there are birding opportunities abound!
Alaska Birding Information
Visit the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Bird Viewing Overview to get information about specific bird species in Alaska, tips for attracting and responsibly feeding birds, and bird viewing hotspots around the state. Learn about the Wings Over Alaska program which awards participants with certificates based on how many species of birds they identify in the state.
Bird Festivals Throughout Alaska
Multiple birding festivals happen every year in Alaska, offering visitors opportunities to view migrating birds and interact with other birders. This site describes some of the festivals, along with the latest information about birding festivals happening around the State. Check out the Bird Festivals Throughout Alaska.
National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska
Alaska is home to sixteen National Wildlife Refuges. For those willing to make the extra effort to reach them these refuges can be fantastic spots to view all kinds of wildlife, especially birds. A list of the National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska can be found at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Alaska Refuges Map. Many of these National Wildlife Refuges offer checklists on their website for birders showing which bird species are available for viewing within the Refuge.
If you are an educator please check out out Statewide Education Kits page for information on how to borrow the Bird Beak Adaptations or the Songbird Blues kit, and kits on many other subjects, for use with your students!