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Upland Birds

Raptors

Upland Birds

Sandhill Crane

Iñupiaq Name: Tatirgak
Scientific Name: Grus canadensis

Near Barrow in July 2016 taken by Leslie Pierce

Rock Ptarmigan

Iñupiaq Name: Niksaaktuŋiq
Scientific Name: Lagopus mutus

Willow Ptarmigan

Iñupiaq Name: Aqargiq
Scientific Name: Lagopus lagopus

Summer (Taken by Brian Person)

Winter (Taken by Carla Kayotuk)

Raptors

Golden Eagle

Iñupiaq Name: Tiŋmiaqpak
Scientific Name: Aquila chrysaetos

Juvenile Golden Eagle, taken by Qaiyaan Harcharek

Juvenile Golden Eagle, taken by Qaiyaan Harcharek

Northern Harrier

Iñupiaq Name: Papiktuuq
Scientific Name: Circus cyaneus

Rough-legged Hawk

Iñupiaq Name: Qiłġiq
Scientific Name: Buteo lagopus

Taken by Leslie Pierce

Taken by Leslie Pierce

Merlin

Iñupiaq Name: Kirgaviatchauraq, Tiŋmiaġruum kirgavia
Scientific Name: Falco columbarius

Peregrine Falcon

Iñupiaq Name: Kirgavigruaq, Kirgavik
Scientific Name: Falco peregrinus

Taken on Cooper Island by Penelope Chilton

Gyrfalcon

Iñupiaq Name: Aatqarruaq, Aatqatruaq, Kirgavik, Kirgavik, Ukiuqtaq
Scientific Name: Falco rusticolus

Short-eared Owl

Iñupiaq Name: Nipaiłuktaq
Scientific Name: Asio flammeus

Taken by Robert Suydam

Snowy Owl

Iñupiaq Name: Ukpik
Scientific Name: Nyctea scandiaca

Taken by Leslie Pierce

Taken by Nicole Gottdenker

Taken by Jo Heathcote

Banner photo: Willow Ptarmigan by Brian Person