Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

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Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

101 12th Avenue, Room 236, Fairbanks, AK 99701, Tel: 800-362-4546


The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge was established to conserve caribou herds, polar bears, grizzly bears, muskox, dall sheep, wolves, wolverines, snow geese, peregrine falcons and other migratory birds. The refuge consists of millions of acres of an unbroken continuum of arctic and subarctic ecosystems.


Loons, Grebes, Shearwater, Waterfowl, Hawks, Eagles, Falcons, Grouse, Ptarmigan, Coots, Cranes, Shorebirds, Jaegers, Gulls, Terns, Alcids, Owls, Nighthawks, Hummingbirds, Kingfishers, Woodpeckers, Flycatchers, Larks, Swallows, Jays, Ravens, Chickadees, Dippers, Thrushes, Wagtails, Pipits, Waxwings, Shrikes, Warblers, Sparrows, Blackbirds, Finches.


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