Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

National Reserve
Record Public

Description

This area is located in northeastern Alaska in the United States of America. It covers part of the Brooks Range, coastal plain between the Brooks Range and Beaufort Sea, and a forested area located south of the Brooks Range. In the area there are the following habitats: open ocean, arctic coastline, coastal lagoons, deltas, streams, mudflats, tundra, lakes, riparian shrubs, mountains, valleys, shrubs, coniferous, deciduous and mixed forests.

Ornithological importance

In this area there is a record of 180 species. Highlight to the Willow Ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus), Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus muta), Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis), Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens), Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus), White-winged Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera), Gyr Falcon (Falco rusticolus), Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes), and Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla).

Geographic information

68.887551°, -144.124789°

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Conservation status

  • National Reserve
    • Alaska National Wildlife Refuge
      Yes
      100.00
Information in English
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  • Willms, M.A. 1992. Checklist to the birds of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 13 pages. Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.
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