Visit ASI on a bird banding field trip to the Creamer’s Field Migration Station

Stay tuned for registration information for spring 2018! 

Programs are available Mon-Fri mornings during spring and fall migration (April, May, August & September).  AK-FAI-091908-bandingdemo-14

Visit ASI’s bird banding station to learn about Alaska songbirds and scientific research. Students also observe wildlife at Creamer’s Field, and learn the conservation story of Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge.

Programs are available mornings only (and must begin by 10 AM). 

Programs are adaptable and appropriate for all grade levels. 

The focus of the program will vary based on grade level. Examples include: Alaska bird adaptations and habitats, the science of migration, taxonomy, scientific methods and field research, and conservation in Alaska’s boreal forest.

If you have a specific request, please let us know.


Some important details….

We can accommodate 2 classes/groups each morning, so you can share a bus with another class.

The program lasts approximately 2.25 hours.

The program fee is $50 per class. This fee directly supports the Alaska Songbird Institute’s research and education programs at Creamer’s Field. We can accept cash, check, and school credit cards.

The schedule is filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so get your request in early!


To request a program:

1. Check the calendar to see what dates are available.

2. Then contact the Alaska Songbird Institute to reserve your spot.


(This is the quickest way to get your program confirmed!)

Or call: (907) 888-2121.

Once you have confirmed your date, please arrange your bus and confirm your estimated arrival time with Tricia.


Afternoon programs, and programs for young students, are available with the Alaska Department of Fish & Game. (Please note: Afternoon programs do not include bird banding.) Contact Mark Ross at 459-7301 or to request an afternoon program.