Birds of Alaska is a quick and easy to use, light-weight, durable, all-weather (important in Alaska) field guide to the inspiring, incredibly varied and often little-known birdlife inhabiting the great State of Alaska. Stunning digital photographs depict over 120 species of common and notable birds, enabling users to identify nearly every bird they encounter—day or night—within the guide’s extensive area of coverage.
Designed to satisfy the needs of birders of all interest levels—but especially beginning and intermediate users trying to “make sense of it all”—this beautiful and amazingly informative six-fold guide will be an indispensable companion on all outings within this huge state.
Whether seeking flurries of puffins, guillemots, cormorants and kittiwakes at Glacier Bay National Park and the greatest concentration of Bald Eagles in the world in Haines in the southeast; on a quest to see all four species of eiders at Barrow in the far north; chasing spring migrants and Bristle-thighed Curlews at Nome in the west; birding the far-flung Bering Sea (Pribilofs, Saint Lawrence) and Aleutian islands of the immense Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge in the southwest, with their “auklet hazes”; or combining birding with sightseeing and big mammal viewing at unforgettable Denali National Park south of Fairbanks, in central Alaska, you’ll be glad to have this booklet.
This affordable guide will serve as a lasting memento of any Alaskan trip and will conveniently fit into any daypack, pocket or glove-compartment, facilitating easy field identification—whether in an Anchorage garden, on a family vacation, or a serious birding trip visiting all the best, far-flung birding hot-spots in the aptly named great State of Alaska, “the last frontier!”
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Greg R. Homel is an ornithologist, award-winning international nature photojournalist, documentary film producer, birding tour leader and lecturer.
He lives and works from his home within the magnificent Los Padres National Forest, California, USA (home of the California Condor) and from his second homes at Río Lagartos, surrounded by the magnificent Ría Lagartos National Park and Biosphere Reserve at the north tip of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and El Tuito, near Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
A birder-naturalist since childhood, Greg founded Natural Elements Productions in 1986 and Natural Encounters Birding Tours shortly thereafter. Now he travels the globe on a full-time basis in search of rare and little-known birds and other wildlife.
He shares his unbounded (and contagious) enthusiasm through excursions for small groups worldwide, and with a wider audience through state-of-the-art digital lectures, television, and wide variety of publications and video productions.
Throughout his life, but especially since the early 1990s, Greg has guided, educated, and inspired travelers in over 80 countries throughout the world. His travels on all seven continents, from the Arctic Circle to the Antarctic and points between, have allowed him to see more than half of the planet’s roughly 9,800+ bird species in their natural habitats.
His early work appeared regularly in books and magazines, including Wildbird Magazine, The Audubon Society Field Guides to Eastern Birds and The Audubon Society Field Guides to Western Birds, Time, Birder’s World, Tucson Lifestyle, and Texas Monthly magazines.
Since the “digital revolution,” Greg has moved into television, video production for conservation groups such as American Bird Conservancy, field guide writing and lecturing aboard expedition ships with the hope of “giving a voice to his truest love, which is the natural world and its inhabitants, especially birds!”