NORTHERN WHEATEARS BEGIN JOURNEY TO AFRICA

Lynn FullerFeatured Birds, Featured Posts, Migration and Flyways, Research

I was on vacation last week, traveling from Fairbanks to north of the Brooks Range on Alaska’s Dalton Highway. The boreal, sub-arctic and arctic lands were bursting with bird life taking advantage of the short summer’s food supplies. Among the species found here is a small old-world thrush that will soon be heading back to its wintering grounds in Africa. Alaska to Africa?

PACIFIC BRANT RELY ON KEY COASTAL HABITATS

Lynn FullerFeatured Birds

Brant are one of many species that rely on coastal stopover habitats.

Brant include Atlantic and Pacific subspecies, with the range of the Pacific Brant spanning four countries and most of the Pacific Flyway. They spend the summer along the northern reaches of North America, nesting further north than any other waterfowl species. Unlike most other waterfowl, Brant prefer salt marshes and eelgrass beds rather than freshwater habitats.

A SMALL MIGRANT WITH A LOUD VOICE

Lynn FullerFeatured Birds

The Northern Waterthrush is a neotropical migrant that breeds in the northern U.S. and Canada and winters mostly in Central and South America. Their preferred northern habitats are …