Alaska

Teshekpuk Lake: Arctic Nursery

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Teshekpuk Lake is located on the North Slope of Alaska and is one of the most ecologically important wetlands in the entire Arctic. This sensitive area provides habitat for tens of thousands of molting geese, threatened species like the Spectacled Eider, and the 45,000-head Teshekpuk Lake Caribou Herd. This video was sponsored by Audubon Alaska and the Wildlife Conservation Society, in cooperation with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

John & Karen Hollingsworth/USFWS
Flowers bloom on the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Photo by Florian Schulz
Mother caribou and calf
Flocks of geese, Teshekpuk Lake
Photo by Jean Tam
Anchorage Audubon Society volunteers tow a constructed loon island to its anchor site on Connors Lake, AK
Photo by Jean Tam
Anchorage Audubon Society volunteers prepare a loon nesting island on Connors Lake, AK