Alaska Bird photos
Alaska is unique in providing a habitat for many migratory birds that choose its food-rich land to raise their young. Owls, swans, cranes, songbirds, and many more arrive in spring, and after a summer of sunlight and successful parenting, head south for warmer weather in the autumn. Some fly incredible distances in favor of the abundant daylight and plentiful food availability. All the Alaska bird photos here are available for purchase as stock photography or fine art prints to display in your home or office.
Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea)
Common redpolls are ubiquitous birds throughout Alaska’s Interior and Arctic regions. They inhabit the boreal forest and Arctic tundra and travel in flocks. They can survive in freezing weather and tunnel into the snow to stay warm during cold nights. They are one of the birds that overwinter in Alaska. They are beautiful birds, known for their bright red breast and crown during mating plumage.
Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea)
The Arctic tern is a slender and graceful flying birth that migrates up to 25,000 miles between its summer breeding range in Alaska’s Arctic to the wintering grounds in Antarctica.
Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)
Ruffed grouse forage in Alaska’s boreal forest floor, seeking seeds and insects. Males drum by beating their winds, often while standing on a log. During the winter, the birds can be seen eating buds on deciduous trees of the boreal forest.
Common Raven (Corvus corax)
Ravens are among the smartest of all birds. They are entirely black, with a large beak. Scientists have defined their vocalizations into as many as 33 different categories. They are a bird that often appears in Native Alaska mythology and lore.