• pond surrounded by green brush, reflecting a distant range of snow-covered mountains that are dominated by one massive mountain

    Denali

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Birds of Denali - Seasons

The seasons dictate the distribution and abundance of birdlife in Denali. A seemingly bare landscape in winter fills with the vibrant colors and glorious songs of a diversity of birds in late spring. Summer landscapes are brimming with a cosmopolitan avian fauna busily raising broods and preparing for autumn migration and winter. In autumn, the tundra is transformed into blazing autumn colors and migrating birds leave by the thousands. By early October only the latest migrants and hardy year round residents remain.

Click below to view images of Denali's birds through the seasons.
 
Select a Season Summer  Spring  Autumn  Winter

Did You Know?

a two-story wood building

The visitor center at Denali National Park and Preserve received an award for its environmentally friendly design. Some of the center features are built with renewable and recycled materials, as well as locally found materials.