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The Grouse and Ptarmigan of Alaska

The Grouse and Ptarmigan of Alaska

“Not simply another field guide, The Grouse and Ptarmigan of Alaska offers an amazing amount of information about these incredible birds.” is the claim made by the Alaska Department of Fish (ADF&G) and Game and the Ruffed Grouse Society. In this case, the statement is certainly true for bird watchers in Alaska interested in these […]

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta Canadensis) - Photo by Alan Sorum

A frequent visitor to northern birdfeeders, the Red-breasted Nuthatch is an extremely active resident of Alaska’s boreal forests. They often are seen climbing up and down tree trunks, hanging upside down from branches and flying amongst red polls, chickadees and woodpeckers. They are known for lining the entrances of their nests with tree resin. These […]

Common Redpoll (Carduelis flammea) in Va...

Common Redpoll (Carduelis flammea) - Photo by Alan Sorum

The common redpoll (Carduelis flammea) is a finch found n Alaska’s boreal forests and arctic tundra. These small, colorful birds that wear a red cap or poll, are true cold weather survivors. They can fluff up their contour feathers to improve insulation, burrow into the snow to preserve heat and store seeds they have gathered […]