Dunne, Pete
December 2006
Wilderness;Dec2006/2007, p16
The article presents information on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge of Alaska which provides refuge to millions of birds. During winter, about 134 species birds including lapland longspur, the red-necked phalarope and the common redpoll nest in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In summer, they nest in northern boreal forests and willow thickets in arctic regions. Snowy owls that nest in tundra have relatively short migrations. Sandhill crane is a shadow colored birds that spend the winter in nearby Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.


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