Bird Species Checklists from USGS Alaska Science Center Field Camps

Science Center Objects

Scientists from the USGS Alaska Science Center regularly work in remote field camps, often for days or weeks at a time. Though not the primary research focus of these camps, many researchers maintain daily checklists of all bird species encountered during field work. These checklists can provide documentation of the presence, distribution, timing of arrival and departure, and breeding chronology of species at each field camp. 

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About the Collection

The Alaska Science Center has numerous historic checklists in their original paper format that are available upon request in PDF format. Available here are the digitized versions. Data sets listed below are arranged by region and follow a standardized data and metadata format based on the eBird database hosted by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (  Contemporary checklists are submitted directly to eBird under the USGS Alaska Science Center account (see below).

Collection Metadata

Suggested Citation: U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center, 2021, Bird species checklists from USGS Alaska Science Center field camps (ver 1.0, May 2021): U.S. Geological Survey data release, 

Version History:
First release: April 2021

Alaska Regions map

Regional Checklists

  Northern - coming soon

  Western  [Metadata] [Camp Location Map]

  Interior - coming soon

  Southwest - coming soon

  Southcentral - coming soon

  Southeast - coming soon


All checklists have been submitted to the eBird database hosted by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (

Alaska Science Center checklists are contributed to eBird under the profile name "USGS Alaska Science Center"; directly accessible at

Individual checklists are directly accessible at [Submission ID]  
Submission IDs are provided with each record in this data package.