Year of 2017

Sandhill cranes near the Alaska Range, Alaska

When residents of Delta Junction in Alaska see sandhill cranes, they’re witnessing migration in action. The cranes don’t live in the south central area of the state, but rather pass through on their way north to breeding grounds for the summer. And in fall, they may pass through again as they head south toward California, Texas, and Mexico, where they’ll spend the winter. For International Migratory Bird Day today, you can celebrate by finding out which species of birds migrate to, or through, your area. Then get out there during migration times and spot some birds.

The Alaska Range is a relatively narrow, 650-km-long mountain range in the southcentral region of the U.S. state of Alaska, from Lake Clark at its southwest end to the White River in Canada’s Yukon Territory in the southeast. The highest mountain in North America, Denali, is in the Alaska Range. It is part of the American Cordillera.
Passes: Mentasta Pass

Alaska Range