close up of a female red necked phalarope bird swimming on a pond

Like many far-northern locales, bird activity here varies enormously during the year. The breeding season is when most varieties of birds are present, but they are widely dispersed across nesting habitat.

Some of the best, albeit fleeting opportunities, for birding are during the arrival time in late May, before breeding, and during staging near the end of the summer as birds are fattening prior to their migrations.