Alaska Fish & Wildlife News
2022 Alaska Bird and Wildlife Festivals
A number of birding and wildlife festivals are planned in coming months – including some that had been canceled the past two years due to Covid. In most cases, scheduling is still somewhat underway and specific presenters are being finalized, but most festivals will return to the general format of guest presentations, bird and wildlife viewing outings and guided walks and tours.
Alaska Hummingbird Festival
April 1 - 30, 2022
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Women of Fish and Game
March is Women’s History month, and we are spotlighting women at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game who are working towards sustainable natural resources in Alaska.
Gender equality in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) has long been a topic of discussion. Though numbers are improving, women are still undervalued and underrepresented in STEM professions across the United States. Women are nearly half of the workforce in the U.S. but hold only 27% of the STEM positions. ... Women of Fish & Game Article Continued
Boreal Owls in Alaska
One of the Yup’ik names for the boreal owl is Takvialnguaraq. This translates to “one with poor eyesight.” This is more to do with their vision in the daytime, and not their vision at night.
The Inuit have a story about owls; it goes like this: An owl was seeking his dinner when he happened upon a napping lemming. Delighted by his luck, he wondered how to claim his prize. He dropped upon the lemming’s head and pinned him under his claws. What luck, he thought! ... Boreal Owls Article Continued