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First eBirder of the Month Challenge for 2016!


This month’s eBirder of the month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, encourages you to get out there in this new year and see what you can find!

Alaska Bald Eagle Festival in Haines Nov. 9-15

Bald Eagle by Dave Menke, US Fish & Wildlife Service

The 2015 Alaska Bald Eagle Festival is just around the corner, celebrating the largest gathering of Bald Eagles in the world!

Olive-sided Flycatchers in the Interior


The Olive-sided Flycatcher is a declining species, and Alaska Department of Fish and Game researchers are tracking migration to learn more about what might be causing the problem.

Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz April 11-May 31


Help Rusty Blackbirds by reporting sightings in Alaska on eBird!

Great American Arctic Birding Challenge March 1-June 1!

Varied Thrush by Minette Layne, Creative Commons License

Let the games begin! Grab your binoculars and start checking off birds for the 2015 Great American Arctic Birding Challenge.

Great Backyard Bird Count Feb. 13-16

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The 2015 Great Backyard Bird Count has lots to offer participants this year: prizes, a photo contest, and free apps!

New Bird Found on Delta Junction Christmas Bird Count


This year the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) in Delta Junction recorded a new species for the Interior during the CBC. Cordova was the furthest north count that recorded Eurasian Collared-Dove last season, showing that this species continues to expand its range. Citizen science reports on eBird throughout the year are increasingly important to document species […]

Citizen Science May Play Bigger Role than You Think

Ruffed Grouse

As eBirders, you participate in citizen science every time you enter a sighting. Ever wonder how much scientists really use that data?

Audubon Study Says Climate Change Will Be Hard on Birds

Rufous Humminbird

A new study by the National Audubon Society reveals a comprehensive look at how climate change is projected to affect bird species across the country. Nils Warnock, Audubon Alaska’s Executive Director said, “Our world’s climate is changing and results of this major study reveal that many North American birds will be losers if we do […]

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 […]