Birding in Denali

a woman stands in tall grass while using her binoculars

NPS Photo / Sean Proctor


Ride a bus out into the park or go for a hike to start your birding adventure. Depending on what you are hoping to spot and the amount of time you have you can search for northern wheatears in the alpine tundra around the Eielson Visitor Center or simply spot white-crown sparrows while wandering the front-country trails.

Explore the tools below to get your own species list or to learn about what birds you might see.

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Bird Checklist

Explore a checklist of Denali's birds and plan what birds you'll try and spot in the park.

Small bird flies low over the ground

Birds to See

Learn about some of the most notable avian residents of Denali and where and when to see them.

Last updated: August 1, 2018

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 9
Denali Park, AK 99755


(907) 683-9532
A ranger is available 9 am—4 pm daily (except on major holidays). If you get to the voicemail, please leave a message and we'll call you back as soon as we finish with the previous caller.

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