Why Study Bird Migration Paths
Research in the Park
Park scientists work with the Denali Education Center and Alaska Geographic to run the Critical Connections Program. The Critical Connections Program aims to understand and communicate the year-round needs of Alaska’s migratory birds. Program researchers attach location devices to birds in Denali National Park. Upon retrieval, these devices help identify migration routes, wintering locations, and the effect environmental conditions have on bird survival.
Phillips LM and Others. 2015. Critical connections program for migratory birds in Alaska: 2015 program activities. Natural Resource Report. NPS/DENA/NRR—2015/1087. National Park Service. Fort Collins, Colorado
Last updated: August 1, 2018