Alaska

Beth Peluso

Sandhill Cranes gather at Creamer's Field IBA in Fairbanks Alaska in late August before migrating south.

Beth Peluso
Beth Peluso
Capt. Budd Christman, NOAA
Capt. Budd Christman, NOAA
Capt. Budd Christman, NOAA
Copyright Daniel W. Clark

Rusty Blackbird in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Dave Menke, US Fish & Wildlife Service
Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Dunlin (center, with black belly) and Western Sandpipers return to Kachemak Bay near Homer, Alaska during spring migration to refuel on the way to nesting grounds. 

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Beth Peluso, Audubon Alaska

Solitary Sandpipers are bog-nesting birds of the boreal forest. They are one of the few sandpipers that nest in trees, moving into abandoned songbird nests.