November 8-14, 2020



Social Media | Virtual Tours | Schedule coming soon!





November 8-14 2020

Join Audubon Alaska and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for this free online festival. The festival will be full of interactive, fun, and informative activities highlighting the amazing migratory birds of the Arctic on the various social media platforms listed below. This site will be updated daily with event info so please share it with your friends and colleagues.

You can review the content from last year's event below!

  • Join us online!

    Use #ArcticBirdFest to share stories and sightings of birds that nest in the arctic on your fav social media platforms! We will be featuring content on:
    Facebook @AudubonAlaska    @ArcticNationalWildlifeRefuge
       @AlaskaUSFWS    @USFWS
    Twitter @audubonalaska1    @USFWS    @USFWSAlaska
    Instagram @audubonalaska   @USFWS 

    Download and print the 2019 Arctic Bird Fest poster

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    2019 FEATURED Guests

    Melissa Groo

    Wildlife Photographer, Speaker, Educator @melissagroo

    Michael Boardman

    Wildlife Artist, Voices of the Wilderness Artist in Residence 2019 

2019 Featured Events


Final word with the Arctic Refuge manager

Social Media | 9/27/19

Steve Berendzen gives some final words this afternoon. 


    BirdNote: Juvenile Shorebirds Head South 

    Podcast | BirdNote & Audubon

    Most juvenile shorebirds, like Black-bellied Plovers, were abandoned by parents that began their southbound flights from the Arctic Refuge to wintering grounds far away. 


    What Arctic Bird Are You? Find out with this quiz!

    Interactive Quiz | Audubon AK 

    Ever wondered what you have in common with a Common Eider or if you are as loony as a Red-throated Loon? Take this quiz and learn which Arctic bird you are most like.  


    Daily Trivia Day 5: Songbirds

    Trivia | Audubon Alaska 

    Test your bird nerd knowledge with Max Goldman, conservation biologist at Audubon Alaska. 

  • 9.27 Article 

    Where are they now? your favorite fledglings all grown up

    blog | USFWS

    They’ve all got one thing in common: they got their start in the Arctic!


    5 7 5 fun bird factoids


    Haikus galore! 

  • 9.23

    Canning River Bird Camp
    Virtual Tour YouTube Medium

    How Birds Connect Us to the Arctic


    Meet the People Living, Learning and Working in Arctic Refuge

    Stories on Social Media

  • 9.24

    Melissa Groo: Wildlife photographer, Speaker, Educator
    Special Guest on Social Media

    Michael Boardman @ The Alaska Zoo in Anchorage, AK

    Special Guest | 5-7pm AKST 
    Can't make the event? Meet Michael on YouTube

  • 9.25

    Barrier Islands & Eiders
    Virtual Tour on Social Media

    Lek it or Leave it: The love lives of arctic birds

    Feature Story 

    More Melissa Groo: Wildlife photographer, Speaker, Educator

    Special Guest on Social Media

    Michael Boardman @ VENUE in Fairbanks, AK

    Special Guest | 5-7pm AKST 
    Can't make the event? 
    Meet Michael on YouTube

  • 9.26

    Rafting the Hulahula River
    Virtual Tour on Social Media

    Bird Photography Tips with Wildlife Photographer Melissa Groo

    Special Guest on Social Media

  • 9.27

    Rafting Down the Canning River  

    Virtual Tour on Social Media

    Canning Kitchen

    Feature Story 

    Where Are They Now? Your Favorite Fledglings All Grown Up
    Feature Story 

    A Final Word with Arctic NWR Manager Steve Berendzen

    Special Guest Speaker on Social Media


Festival Schedule Highlights

2019 Festival Schedule Highlights

Below is a list of all the 2019 Arctic Bird Fest events.

We will be featuring new content daily on the following social media channels.

Facebook @AudubonAlaska   @ArcticNationalWildlifeRefuge   @AlaskaUSFWS   @USFWS

Twitter @audubonalaska1   @USFWS   @USFWSAlaska

Instagram @audubonalaska   @USFWS

Be sure to follow along on your social media using #ArcticBirdFest. 


Beaks, Geeks, & Treats

You’re invited to join us in Anchorage and Fairbanks to celebrate the birds of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. 2019 Voices of the Wilderness Artist in Residence, Michael Boardman, will be talk about his experiences at the Canning River Bird Camp in the Arctic Refuge. He will also be onsite for a poster signing. Join the Arctic Audubon Society, Anchorage Audubon Society, Audubon Alaska, US Fish & Wildlife Service, and other bird lovers for light appetizers, cool giveaways, amazing stories, and a fun game of bird trivia!   

9.24 AnC

5-7pm AKST | The Anchorage Zoo | Anchorage, AK
Can't make the event? Meet Michael on YouTube

9.25 FBX

5-7pm AKST | VENUE | Fairbanks, AK
Can't make the event? Meet Michael on YouTube


Arctic Refuge Virtual Bird Fest 2019.