Conserving Alaska’s boreal birds through ecological education and research
This long-term songbird migration project began on Creamers Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge in the fall of 1992. This year marks its 25th anniversary field season! Please join us in celebrating all we have learned (so far) about the migratory ecology of boreal songbirds, as well as the dedication of all the hard-working, passionate people who made it possible over the years. Follow the link in the menu above to learn how to get involved.
In 2016 ASI began an effort to coordinate a network of biologists and communities studying nesting Tree Swallows around Alaska. This project is rooted in our Swallow Ecology Project. Through this project, students ages 10-17 and their mentors have monitored nesting Tree Swallows in the Fairbanks area since 1999. We are excited to share our community-based research model with communities around the state as together we study the way changing seasonality may impact aerial insectivores like Tree Swallows.
At ASI, we believe in making conservation science accessible and relevant to a diversity of people. Each year we host at least 3,500 people on our projects. These include volunteers, students, teachers, interns, and visitors of all ages who interact with our scientists, see wild birds up close, and learn more about research, Alaska's birds, and the ecosystems we share. In 2016 we will serve thousands more people through community events and partnerships.