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A Willow Ptarmigan in the back yard of the lodge keeping an eye on hikers as they pass by her nest.

Bird Watching

All of us here at Caribou Lodge Alaska are bird nerds!

If you want to enjoy birding where Alaska's southcentral region blends with the interior, contact us!

Our location is along a major migration route for many species.

We love to chat about birds, and can suggest the best times of year to visit.

A running list of birds spotted around the lodge:

*observed while camping at higher elevations near the lodge

Greater White-fronted Goose, Snow Goose, Canada Goose, Trumpeter Swan, Tundra Swan, Gadwall, American Wigeon,

Mallard, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Greater Scaup, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, Long tailed Duck,

Bufflehead, Barrow's Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Red Breasted Merganser, Spruce Grouse, Willow Ptarmigan,

Rock Ptarmigan*, Red-throated Loon, Common Loon, Yellow-billed Loon, Pacific Loon, Horned Grebe, Pied-billed Grebe,

Red-necked Grebe, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Sharp Shinned Hawk, Northern Goshawk,

Rough legged Hawk, Northern Shrike, Sandhill Crane, American Golden Plover*, Lesser Yellowlegs, Greater Yellowlegs, Least Sandpiper,

Wilson's Snipe, Long Tailed Jaeger*, Mew Gull, Northern Hawk Owl, Short-eared Owl, Boreal Owl, Downy Woodpecker, Say's Phoebe, Gray Jay, Steller's Jay, Horned Lark*, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Black Capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Redpoll, American Robin, Varied Thrush, Bohemian Waxwing, Snow Bunting, Arctic Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Fox Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow,

Golden-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Rusty Blackbird, Gray-crowned Rosy Finch*, Pine Siskin, American Pipit*

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