Alaska Birds Birds of Alaska

Alaska bald eagle
Bald Eagle

Officially adopted as the United States' national emblem in June 1782.

Great Horned Owl chicks
Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owls are some of the earliest-breeding birds in North America




Alaska Birds



Albatross Short-Tailed Albatross
Short-tailed Albatrosses are a type of Albatross that belong to Diomedeidae family and come from the Procellariiformes order, along with Shearwaters, Fulmars, Storm-petrels, and Diving-petrels.
Arctic Tern Arctic Tern
Flies from its Arctic breeding grounds to the Antarctic and back again each year. Over 12,000 miles each way!
Bald Eagle Bald Eagle
Officially adopted as the United States' national emblem in June 1782.
Northern Pintail Northern Pintail
The Northern Pintail is a duck of open wetlands, such as wet grassland or tundra.
Tundra Swan Tundra Swan
A magnificent bird seen throughout most of Alaska.
Semipalmated Plover Semipalmated Plover
Their breeding habitat is open ground on beaches or flats across northern Canada and Alaska.
Sandhill crane Sandhill crane
This crane frequently gives a loud trumpeting call that suggests a French-style "r" rolled in the throat.
Northern Shoveller Northern Shoveller
This species is unmistakable in the northern hemisphere due to its large spatulate bill.
Varied Thrush Varied Thrush
The male Varied Thrush is a striking bird, and is virtually unmistakable.


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Alaska Birds

• American Robin
• American Wigeon
• Arctic Tern
• Belted Kingfisher
• Black Oystercatcher
• Bohemian Waxwings
• Canada Goose
• Canvasback
• Common Snipe
• Dark-eyed Junco
• Eagles
• King Eider
• Ducks
• Great Horned Owl
• Greater Scaup
• Gulls
• Hairy Woodpecker
• Blue Heron
• Kingfisher
• Lesser Scaup
• Long-Tailed Duck (Oldsquaw)
• Loons
• Northern Pintail
• Owls
• Ptarmigan
• Puffins
• Ravens
• Red-faced Cormorant
• Red-necked Grebe
• Rufous Hummingbird
• Sandhill Crane
• Sandpiper
• Semipalmated Plover
• Sparrows
• Steller's Jay
• Swans
• Tundra Swan
• Varied Thrush
• Woodpeckers
• Lesser Yellowlegs
• Yellow Warbler



Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs

Yellowlegs come in many shapes and sizes.

Common Raven
Common Raven

Learn more about the Alaska's ravens.