• Winter in the Wrangells

    Wrangell - St Elias

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

WRANGELL ST ELIAS CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT

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Date: December 3, 2012

Copper Center, AK - Please join Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve along with tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the country to take part in an adventure that has become a family tradition among generations. Families, students, birders and scientists - armed with binoculars, bird guides and checklists - go out on an annual mission to experience the beauty of nature and track and count wild birds.

The park is looking for volunteers to participate in the annual Christmas Bird Count on Friday, December 14th. Volunteers will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the park Visitor Center for an orientation of the day's activities and to establish your count area.A map and bird checklist will be provided. If you don't want to brave the cold on foot, ski or vehicle, you can also participate in the bird count at home by monitoring your bird feeder.

Please contact the park to coordinate your bird count entries. For more information contact Todd Stoeberl, Chief of Interpretation at 907-822-7251.

Did You Know?

Iceworms exist in Alaskan glaciers

No hoax, iceworms do exist. These small, threadlike, segmented black worms, usually less than one inch long, thrive in temperatures just above freezing. Observers as far back as the 1880’s reported the tiny worms on the surface of glaciers. When sunlight strikes, ice worms burrow into the ice.