Birds of Alaska is a quick and easy to use, light-weight, durable, all-weather (important in Alaska) field guide to the inspiring, incredibly varied and often little-known birdlife inhabiting the great State of Alaska. Stunning digital photographs depict over 120 species of common and notable birds, enabling users to identify nearly every bird they encounter—day or night—within the guide’s extensive area of coverage.
Designed to satisfy the needs of birders of all interest levels—but especially beginning and intermediate users trying to “make sense of it all”—this beautiful and amazingly informative six-fold guide will be an indispensable companion on all outings within this huge state.
Whether seeking flurries of puffins, guillemots, cormorants and kittiwakes at Glacier Bay National Park and the greatest concentration of Bald Eagles in the world in Haines in the southeast; on a quest to see all four species of eiders at Barrow in the far north; chasing spring migrants and Bristle-thighed Curlews at Nome in the west; birding the far-flung Bering Sea (Pribilofs, Saint Lawrence) and Aleutian islands of the immense Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge in the southwest, with their “auklet hazes”; or combining birding with sightseeing and big mammal viewing at unforgettable Denali National Park south of Fairbanks, in central Alaska, you’ll be glad to have this booklet.
This affordable guide will serve as a lasting memento of any Alaskan trip and will conveniently fit into any daypack, pocket or glove-compartment, facilitating easy field identification—whether in an Anchorage garden, on a family vacation, or a serious birding trip visiting all the best, far-flung birding hot-spots in the aptly named great State of Alaska, “the last frontier!”