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Which Arctic Refuge birds travel to or through your area?

Each summer, birds use the Arctic Refuge to nest, raise young, feed, or rest. They then migrate to destinations in the States and beyond. This list shows some birds that may visit your area.


Alabama - Ruby-crowned Kinglet                            Alaska - Redpoll 
Arizona - Fox Sparrow  Arkansas - Mallard 
California - Snow Goose  Colorado - Bohemian Waxwing 
Connecticut - Greater Scaup  Delaware - Black-bellied Plover 
Florida - Peregrine Falcon  Georgia - Gray-checked Thrush 
Hawaii - Wandering Tattler  Idaho - Short-eared Owl 
Illinois - Northern Flicker  Indiana - Dark-eyed Junco 
Iowa - Sharp-shinned Hawk  Kansas - Smith's Longspur 
Kentucky - Merlin  Louisiana - Long-billed Dowitcher 
Maine - Least Sandpiper  Maryland - Tundra Swan 
Massachusetts - Golden Plover  Michigan - Long-tail Duck 
Minnesota - Snowy Owl  Mississippi - Norther Waterthrush 
Missouri - American Pipit  Montana - Golden Eagle 
Nebraska - Wilson's Warbler  Nevada - Green-winged Teal 
New Hampshire - Dunlin  New Jersey - Canvasback 
New Mexico - Sandhill Crane  New York - Semipalmated Sandpiper 
North Carolina - Semipalmated Plover  North Dakota - Rough-legged Hawk 
Ohio - American Tree Sparrow  Oklahoma - Savanah Sparrow 
Oregon - Brant  Pennsylvania - Lapland Longspur 
Rhode Island - Horned Grebe  South Carolina - Ruddy Turnstone 
South Dakota - Northern Shrike  Tennessee - Yellow-rumped Warbler 
Texas - White-fronted Goose  Utah - White-crowned Sparrow 
Vermont - Snow Bunting  Virginia - Lesser Scaup 
Washington - Varied Thrush  West Virginia - Rusty Blackbird 
Wisconsin - Snipe  Wyoming - Townsend's Solitaire 

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Last Updated: Dec 27, 2013
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