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Resources and Links for Boreal Partners in Flight

There is enormous value in learning about our natural world. Educational resources help us with this endeavor and help us teach others about landbirds.  Note: This list is for your convenience. We are not advertising or endorsing any product or entity listed.

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Small bird in a bush
American Robin female in Westchester Lagoon, Anchorage, Alaska.​​​​​​​(Credit: Donna Dewhurst, US Fish and Wildlife Service. Public domain.)

Bird Checklists for Alaska

Checklists on the occurrence and seasonal abundance of birds are available on this website ( for the state of Alaska as well as many of the regions, parks, refuges, and forests within the state.  Various checklists are also available for the rest of the United States.

Bird Songs of Alaska Audio Guide

Leonard Peyton's Bird Songs of Alaska is a two disc CD collection of vocalizations and sounds from more than 260 species of birds found in Alaska. This audio production, from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's world-renowned Library of Natural Sounds, is the most comprehensive collection of bird sounds available for the state. This is a must for anyone wanting to improve their ability to identify Alaska birds by sound.

Because the CD features vocalizations not found on any other audio guide, researchers conducting studies in Alaska or other places where many of these birds are found, will find the guide indispensable.  "Serious birders anywhere in North America will find the shorebird vocalizations especially helpful, as the birds make key migratory stop-overs on their way from their Alaskan and high arctic breeding grounds to their winter areas in South America," says Greg Budney, curator of the Library of Natural Sounds.  Casual listeners will simply enjoy the voices of birds from Denali National Park, Tongass National Forest, the Aleutian Islands, and other faraway places where many of the recordings were made.

Birds Songs of Alaska is available through several commercial sources (search the internet).

Alaska Wildlife and Aquatic Education Program

The Alaska Wildlife and Aquatic Education Program of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game ( provides many resources for teachers on birds, mammals, fish, amphibians, and habitats in Alaska.

Migration Science and Mystery

This website ( hosts several archived lesson plans on shorebirds, migration, and habitats in Alaska.

Scenic of field next to a forest in Alaska
The edge of the boreal forest in Alaska. (Credit: Rachel Richardson, USGS, Alaska Science Center. Public domain.)

Links to Other Sites

International Partners in Flight

Contributors to BPIF

Alaska Songbird Institute

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Alaska Center for Conservation Science

Environment and Climate Change Canada

National Audubon Society:  National / Alaska

Bureau of Land Management:  National / Alaska

National Park Service

University of Alaska, Fairbanks

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service:  National / Alaska

U. S. Forest Service:  National / Alaska

U.S. Geological Survey-Biological Resources Discipline:  National / Alaska


American Bird Conservancy

National Audubon Society

Important Bird Areas


Boreal Songbird Initiative

North American Bird Conservation Initiative

Canadian Boreal Leadership Council 

The Nature Conservancy-Migratory Bird Program

North American Bird Conservation Plans

Partners in Flight North American Landbird Conservation Plan

The U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan

Canadian Shorebird Conservation Plan

North American Waterbird Conservation Plan

North American Waterfowl Management Plan

Information and Education

Alaska Bird Checklist

AOS Checklist of North and Middle American Birds

American Birding Association


Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology

Ornithological Newsletter

Alaska Native Knowledge Network

Alaska Natural Resource and Outdoor Education Association

International Migratory Bird Day

Searchable Ornithological Research Archive

Shorebird Sister Schools Program

Alaska Department of Fish and Game Bird Viewing

Sources of Funds

AOS Student and Post-Doctoral Grants

Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

National Fish and Wildlife Federation Grant Programs

National Resource Conservation Service Programs

National Science Foundation

Neotropical Migratory Bird Act

North American Wetlands Conservation Act Grants

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Grants

Monitoring, Research, and Analytical Tools

Bird Studies Canada

BIRDNET-Bird Observatories

Boreal Avian Modelling Project

British Trust for Ornithology

Canadian Landbird Monitoring Strategy

Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology


MAPS, Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship

Avian Science Center

USGS-Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

      Bird Banding Laboratory

      Breeding Bird Survey

Christmas Bird Count

Distance Sampling

Patuxent Software Archive

Software Available through Colorado State University

Ornithological Societies

Alaska Shorebird Group

American Ornithological Society

Association of Field Ornithologists

National Audubon Society

Ornithological Societies of North America

Pacific Seabird Group

Raptor Research Foundation

Society of Canadian Ornithologists

Waterbird Society

Wilson Ornithological Society


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