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Updated: February 11, 2018.

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Juneau Bird Checklist (revised 2007)

Skagway Bird Checklist (updated 2010)

Skagway Winter Gull Guide

Birds of the Chilkat Valley (Haines) Checklist

Glacier Bay Bird Checklist

2009 Ketchikan Bird Checklist

2011 Yakutat Bird Checklist and Explanatory Notes

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2011 Alaska Bird Checklist

  ADF&G Alaska Bird Checklist (6/2010)

Local Bird Checklists for Alaska

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Great Backyard Bird Count 2018

February 16-19, 2018

1. Create a free GBBC account if you have never participated in the Great Backyard Bird Count or any other Cornell Lab citizen-science project, or have not participated in the GBBC since 2013. If you already created an account for the GBBC in the past, or if you’re already registered with eBird or another Cornell Lab citizen-science project, you can use your existing user name and password.

2. Count birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the GBBC. You can count for longer than that if you wish! Count birds in as many places and on as many days as you like—one day, two days, or all four days. Submit a separate checklist for each new day, for each new location, or for the same location if you counted at a different time of day. Estimate the number of individuals of each species you saw during your count period.

3. Enter your results on the GBBC website by clicking the “Submit Observations” tab on the home page. You may also download the free eBird Mobile app to enter data on a mobile device. If you already participate in the eBird citizen-science project, please use eBird to submit your sightings during the GBBC. Your checklists will count toward the GBBC.

Starts  Feb. 8

"Beginning Birding" -- An introduction to bird watching: America's fastest growing outdoor activity. 

An introduction to bird watching is offered as set of 4 classes.  Classes will be Thurs-day evenings 7-8:30pm in the lower common area at Harborview Elementary School. Feb 8, 15, 22, March 1.  This course is offered through Juneau Community Schools.

Register online at Juneau Community Schools or call 523-1761.

Other up-coming courses in April and May include:

Resident Birds - a 2 evening course about those resident birds who get first crack at setting up housekeeping in the spring to meet April 12 and 19;

Warblers - one evening about warblers as they begin to return, taught May 10.

All aspiring birders are encouraged to come learn and have fun!


Juneau Audubon 2017 Christmas Bird Count - Results

by Patty Rose


The 45th Juneau Christmas Bird Count took place Saturday, December 16. Thirty-one volunteers went out in the rain and wind and reported 52 species and 9,393 individual birds. A few feeder watchers also contributed their observations to the count. The weather undoubtedly affected the outcome, and the number of species reported was one of the lowest on record. Fortunately, good weather during count week enabled volunteers to add 22 count week species, for a respectable total of 74.


The rarest birds of the day were four Evening Grosbeaks seen at a downtown feeder. Evening Grosbeak had not been previously seen on a Juneau Christmas Bird Count. Other noteworthy observations were Bonaparte's Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Great Horned Owl, and Anna's Hummingbird on count day, and Northern Shoveler, American Three-toed Woodpecker, and Hoary Redpoll during count week.


The count resulted in one new high and one new low. A count of seven Black-billed Magpies set a new low for that species. The previous low was eight in 1981. A count of four Evening Grosbeaks added a new species to the checklist and established a high count for that species.


Despite the weather, the 23 species that have been seen on each of the other 44 counts were seen on count day. The five most numerous species were Mallard (2,243), Surf Scoter (1,684), Canada Goose (1,398), Glaucous-winged Gull (1,032), and Northwestern Crow (865).


Click Here for a detailed list of species observed during the 2017 CBC.


Guide to the Birds of Alaska 6th Edition

Available from Alaska Audubon at reduced price.

Guide to the Birds of Alaska has been a must-have for Alaska birders for more than thirty years.  In the sixth edition, Robert Armstrong provides hundreds of new photographs.  Order yours today for $20 and $5 Shipping & Handling. 

Contact Heidi DeCoeur by email or call (907) 276-7034.



November 12, 2016 till April 7, 2017

Check out the web page for more information and how to start  Data is especially scarce for Southeast Alaska, so please consider adding to our knowledge about our winter bird populations.

Archived Juneau Birding Events

Christmas Bird Count

Thanksgiving Bird Count

Project Feeder Watch

Great Backyard Bird Count


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"To conserve the natural ecosystems of Southeast Alaska, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future generations"


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