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    Gates Of The Arctic

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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    All sheep seasons in Game Management Units 23 and 26(A) for all resident and nonresident hunters are closed due to severe decline in sheep numbers in the contiguous populations of the De Long and Schwatka Mountains. More »

Common Birds of Gates of the Arctic

Hawks, Kites & Eagles (Accipitridae)

Jaegers, Gulls & Terns (Laridae)

Wood Warblers (Parulidae)

Northern Harrier

Long-Tailed Jaeger

Orange-Crowned Warbler

Sharp-Shinned Hawk

Bonaparte's Gull

Yellow Warbler

Northern Goshawk

Glaucous Gull

Yellow-Rumped Warbler

Rough-Legged Hawk

Herring Gull

Wilson's Warbler

Red-Tailed (Harlan's) Hawk

Glaucous-Winged Gull

Blackpoll Warbler

Golden Eagle

Sabine's Gull

Northern Waterthrush

Bald Eagle

Mew Gull

Osprey

Arctic Tern

Blackbirds (Icteridae)

Rusty Blackbird

Falcons (Falconidae)

Kingfishers (Aldedinidae)

Gyrfalcon

Belted Kingfisher

Finches (Fringillidae)

Peregrine Falcon

Pine Grosbeak

Merlin

Wagtails & Pipits (Motacillidae)

White-Winged Crossbill

American Kestrel

Yellow Wagtail

Common Redpoll

American (Water) Pipit

Rosy Finch

Grouse & Ptarmigan (Phasianidae)

Spruce Grouse

Dippers (Cinclidae)

Sparrows, Longspurs, Buntings & Juncos (Emberizidae)

Ruffed Grouse

American Dipper

Savannah Sparrow

Sharp-Tailed Grouse

Dark-Eyed Junco (Slate-color)

Willow Ptarmigan

Waxwings (Bombycillidae)

American Tree Sparrow

Rock Ptarmigan

Bohemian Waxwing

Golden-Crowned Sparrow

White-Crowned Sparrow

Typical Owls (Strigidae)

Shrikes (Laniidae)

Lincoln's Sparrow

Great-Horned Owl

Northern Shrike

Fox Sparrow

Short-Eared Owl

Lapland Longspur

Great Gray Owl

Chickadees (Paridae)

Smith's Longspur

Snowy Owl

Black-Capped Chickadee

Snow Bunting

Boreal Owl

Boreal Chickadee

Northern Hawk Owl

Old World Warblers (Sylvidae)

Arctic Warbler

Did You Know?

A July snow dusting tents in the Itkillik valley.

It can get below freezing and snow in Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve any month, even in July.