Birding in Interior Alaska

Fairbanks Area Hiking & Birding GuideHiking-Birding Map

The Fairbanks Area Hiking & Birding Guide is sold in Fairbanks for $12 at Gulliver’s Book Store, Creamer’s Field Farmhouse Visitor Center, Beaver Sports, and the Alaska Geographic Store in the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitor Center.

Maps can be also be mail ordered. Please send a check for $13 ($12 for the map and $1 in postage) to: Arctic Audubon, Attn: Birding Maps, P.O. Box 82098, Fairbanks, AK 99708. Please make checks payable to Arctic Audubon Society.

Boreal Birder

This Yahoo list serve is the best resources for birders in Interior Alaska.


This is a worldwide database of bird sightings. It is used by many thousands of birders across the globe. eBird is largely a citizen science initiative that uses bird sightings to generate a huge databases of lists. Sign up and explore local bird activity or lists from all over the planet.

Alaska Songbird Institute

ASI logoThe Alaska Songbird Institute is a nonprofit organization in Fairbanks whose mission is to conserve Alaska’s boreal birds through ecological education & research. Volunteers can be trained to assist with their research, and their seasonal bird banding station at Creamer’s Refuge in Fairbanks is open to drop-in visitors. Information can be found by following the link to their website.

Alaska Rare Bird Alert

Just as the title implies this site is about rarities. If you want to chase the Siberian Accentor in Seward or be ready the next time the White-winged Tern ends up at Fairbanks’ South Cushman Ponds, this is the place to look.

 yupikYup’ik Bird Book

Frank Keim has been working for 14 years to bridge the gap between Western science and Yup’ik traditional knowledge by writing articles with accompanying illustrations on birds that are found in Yup’ik Eskimo country in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region of Alaska. He lived and taught among the Yup’ik people there for 21 years, and his ongoing Yup’ik Bird Book Project is based on his personal experiences in the area.

Voices on the Wind – Poems About Alaska’s BirdsVoices_cover Keim

Frank Keim, a teacher, naturalist, and environmentalist, shares his moods on the beauty of the earth and our feathered friends. He’s inspired by the birds he has come to know in the Yupik Eskimo villages, Gates of the Arctic National Park, and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the Brooks Range. Available at Gulliver’s Books in Fairbanks, Creamer’s Field Farmhouse Visitor Center, The Homer Book Store, and Fireside Books in Palmer.

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