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Tanana Valley Sandhill Crane Festival Aug. 22-24

Sandhill Cranes and waterfowl gather at Creamer's Field Important Bird Area each fall to prepare for migration.

Tanana Valley Sandhill Crane Festival Schedule Join this celebration of the abundant fall migration in Fairbanks! The featured guest this year is John Marzluff, renowned researcher of bird intelligence and author of Dog Days, Raven Nights. He will give presentations about his research into bird intelligence, focusing on crows and ravens. Events include an eBird […]

April 12-May 31 Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz

Fairbanks Alaska May COPYRIGHT Daniel W Clark smaller

This spring, your adventures in birding can be fun with a purpose! Rusty Blackbirds, although numerous, are declining alarmingly, putting them on the Red List of the Alaska WatchList. The causes of decline aren’t well understood, so researchers are scrambling to find out more. Your sightings during the Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz will help.

2014 Great American Arctic Birding Challenge

Grab your binoculars and your birding buddies and take the Challenge! Migration is already starting in some places, even as snow still blankets Alaska—so let the games begin! Arctic-nesting birds have ranges that reach all 50 states and 6 continents, so the migrating birds you see in your backyard or favorite birding spot could be […]

16th GBBC merges with eBird – 15-18 Feb 2013

Cedar Waxwing by Ben Thomas of Georgia. Ben's image was the photo contest winner for the 2012 GBBC.

Are you ready for the 2013 Great Backyard Bird Count (15-18 February 2013)? This promises to be the biggest year ever as we open the GBBC to the entire world and integrate it with eBird! This means that for the first time ever, the GBBC will take a snapshot of the global avifauna. This year all data entered into eBird go into GBBC and vice versa. From now on, GBBC data entry will use the eBird checklist interface, will take advantage of eBird output tools, and will be completely integrated with your personal eBird account. New visitors to eBird should be sure to check out the eBird Quick Start Guide. If you are already an avid eBirder, we ask one more thing of you for the GBBC. Please try to take out at least one or two people who don’t use eBird and introduce them to counting birds and eBird.