Arctic Slope
Barrow, Alaska
Copper River to Arctic Slope

The shorebirds have traveled 800 miles from the Copper River Delta and a grand total of 6,535 miles from Panama and have finally made it to the Arctic Slope.  Wow!!  Millions of birds come to the far northern regions of the continent in summer to reproduce and raise their young. Long summer days in the north produce an abundance of insects and plants for birds and their young to eat. 

Here's how you can participate with us at the Arctic Slope:

  • Read the questions and answers from a live chat held in May 2007.
  • Check out the information provided on this web site about the Arctic Slope and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Check out the audio slide show provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • Have a look at a webcam of Barrow, Alaska.
  • Use the classroom-tested lesson plans from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service about nesting and breeding. Many shorebirds breed in the Arctic Circle and are "site-faithful," returning to the same breeding grounds, and sometimes the same territory, year after year.

This is the end of our journey north together.  We’re so glad you could join us on this exciting adventure. We hope you and your class have learned about migrating shorebirds. Please return to this web site to use these resources that are available here.