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Common Birds on the North Slope of Alaska
This is a photographic list of birds commonly seen on the North Slope of Alaska.
Bird Identification Charts
Compiled by the AMBCC for the North Slope Borough Subsistence Harvest Documentation project, this document contains pictures of 38 birds commonly seen on the North Slope.
Iñupiaq names of birds occurring on the Colville River delta (1996) Compiled by B. Lawhead, ABR, Inc., Fairbanks, Alaska.
Checklist of birds, Barrow, Alaska (1993) Compiled by D.W. Norton, J. Brower, and B. Macy, Arctic Sivunmun Ilisagvik College, Barrow, Alaska.
AMBCC Harvest Survey Form - Local Bird Names Includes Inupiaq bird names used in the North Slope region.
Irving, Laurence. 1953. The naming of birds by Nunamiut Eskimo. Arctic 6:1 (35-43). Irving spent time with Simon Paneak in Anaktuvuk Pass in gathering information for this article.
List of Names of Species on the North Slope This list includes scientific names, common names, and Iñupiat names of animals on the North Slope, including birds.
TREC Teacher - Snow Geese and Devegetation on Alaska' North Slope Read about snow goose banding and more on snow geese from the eyes of a biology teacher working with wildlife biologist, Brian Person.
Alaska Department of Fish and Game Wildlife Notebook Series See this website for more information on birds in Alaska:
Bird Migration Routes Poster Published by USFWS, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Cornell Lab of Ornithology: All About Birds This site provides information on many birds in North America, including sound files of bird calls.
Alaska Songbird Institute Education and research organizations studying Alaska's boreal songbirds. This organization replaces the now defunct Alaska Bird Observatory in Fairbanks, Alaska.
For information on hunter education and the protection of Steller's eiders, click here. For information on the use of steel shot, click here. For more information on all hunting regulations for the North Slope, see the following:
- Apology to Indigenous Peoples of Alaska, from the U.S. Fish and Wildlfie Service and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, 13 September 2018.
- Migratory bird council advocates for Alaska Native art. Article in the Arctic Sounder by Todd Sformo, 25 February 2016
- Use of Inedible Parts in Authentic Native Handicrafts for Sale, effective 23 August 2017.
- Alaska Subsistence Spring/Summer Migratory Bird Harvest Regluations
- Federal Duck Stamp Exemption for Subsistence Hunters (Effective 4 April 2015)
- Federal Duck Stamp Exemption for Subsistence Hunters FAQs
Call 1-800-327-BAND (2263) or report band online at www.reportband.gov or call our office at 852-0350 for help.
Banner photo credit: Kate Stafford