Most Common Bird Species Seen in Alaska

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When you think of Alaska, do you think of Bald Eagles? We think of a number of bird species - Alaska has over 40,000 miles of coastline!

Nearly 500 bird species populate or pass through Alaska seeking breeding, and refueling sites. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game also tells us the most common ten birds you'll see in Alaska include these beautiful bird species.

1. American Robin

2. Chickadees

3. Crossbills

4. Dark-eyed Junco

5. Fox Sparrow

6. Jays

7. Pine Siskin

8. Red-breasted Nuthatch

9. Redpolls

10. Rufous Hummingbird

The 8 All-Stars You'll See in Alaska 

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1. Bald Eagle

2. Eiders

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3. Loons

4. Raven

5. Snowy Owl

6. Surf Scoter

7. Swans

8. Willow Ptarmigan

What other birds might you see in Alaska?

Be sure to visit: Pribilof Islands, Nome, Denali National Park, Gambell, and Glacier Bay National Park. The other birds you can see in the state of Alaska include Warblers, Sandpipers, Tufted Puffins, Grebes, Sandhill Cranes, Gulls, Jaegers, the Great Horned Owl, Northern Hawk Owl, Horned Puffin, Emperor Goose, Woodpecker, American Golden Plover, Auklet, Harlequin Duck, Kittiwake, Shorebirds, Pacific-Slope Flycatcher, Arctic Tern, Calidris, Curlew, Godwit, Thrush, Boreal Chickadee, Short-Eared Owl, Tundra Swan, Glaucous, Peregrine Falcon, Song Sparrow, Goshawk, Yellowlegs, Murrelet, and Albatross.

Be sure to check out popular birding sites and numerous bird species you can see while you're in Alaska that goes beyond this list above.

Have you ever seen any of these birds? Please leave us a comment below!

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