• An adult pelagic cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) supervises chicks at a cliff-side seabird colony on Kolyuchin Island in the Chukchi Sea (Arctic Ocean), Russia.
  • Black-legged kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) at their nests on a cliff above the ocean, Prince William Sound, Alaska.
  • A black-bellied plover (Pluvialis squatarola, aka grey plover) foraging along the edge of a small lake on Wrangel Island in the East Siberian Sea (Arctic Ocean), Russia.
  • An adult snow goose (Chen caerulescens) flying over the tundra on Wrangel Island in the East Siberian Sea (Arctic Ocean), Russia.
  • An adult bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) on its nest in Alaska. This species breeds in some Arctic and sub-Arctic regions of Alaska and western Canada.
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  • An adult glaucous gull (Larus hyperboreus) rests on a cliff at a seabird colony on Kolyuchin Island in the Chukchi Sea (Arctic Ocean), Russia.
  • Adult horned puffins (Fratercula corniculata) at a huge cliff-side seabird colony on Kolyuchin Island in the Chukchi Sea (Arctic Ocean), Russia.
  • A pair of northern shovelers (Anas clypeata)  -- male in front, female behind -- in breeding plumage, swimming and feeding together. This migratory dabbling duck species breeds in the Arcic and sub-Arctic, and elsewhere.
  • An adult male northern shoveler (Anas clypeata) in breeding plumage, resting in a marsh. This migratory dabbling duck species breeds in the Arcic and sub-Arctic, and elsewhere.
  • An adult male northern pintail duck (Anas acuta) in breeding plumage bathing in a marsh. This dabbling duck species breeds in the Arcitc and sub-Arctic, and elsewhere.
  • A flock of snow geese (Chen caerulescens) flying at dusk over the tundra on Wrangel Island in the East Siberian Sea (Arctic Ocean), Russia.
  • Nesting Br’unnich's guillemots (Uria lomvia, aka thick-billed murre), at Alkefjellet in Hinlopenstretet, Svalbard Archipelago, Norway.
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  • An adult little auk (Alle alle), aka Dovkie, at the Fuglesangen breeding colony on the island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway.
  • An adult long-billed dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus) pauses while feeding on invertebrates in a marsh. This migratory shorebird breeds in the Arctic, in coastal tundra regions of northeast Siberia, Alaska, and northwest Canada.
  • Pink-footed geese (Anser brachyrhynchus) rest on melting ice at the base of a towering basalt cliff in Hinlopen Strait within the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway. A waterfall fed by glacial meltwater thunders down the cliff near the birds.
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  • An adult willow ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus, aka willow grouse), in winter plumage, is well-camouflaged against the snowy ground as it forages in willows near Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.
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  • Adult Iceland gull (Larus glaucoides) atop an iceberg near Eqip Sermia Glacier, West Greenland.
  • Common black-headed gulls (Larus ridibundus), Prince Wlliam Sound, Alaska.
  • A young Arctic fox (Alopex lagopus), in dark summer pelage, carrying a fledgling black-legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) it has just killed at a seabird colony.
  • An adult long-billed dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus) feeding on invertebrates in a marsh. This migratory shorebird breeds in the Arctic, in coastal tundra regions of northeast Siberia, Alaska, and northwest Canada.
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  • A rufous-necked stint / red-necked stint (Calidris ruficollis) foraging on the shoreline of the Bering Sea in Russia.
  • A colony of cliff-nesting black-legged kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) at Raddesletta in Diskobukta, on Edgeoya in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway.
  • A rock ptarmigan (Lagopus muta), in winter plumage, is well-camouflaged against the snowy ground near Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.
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  • A flock of immature pelagic cormorants (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) swimming in the Bering Sea, Russia.
  • An adult double-crested cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus) in breeding plumage, swimming. This seabird breeds in Arctic and sub-Arctic regions of Alaska, and elsewhere in North America.
  • An adult male green-winged teal (Anas crecca) in breeding plumage, resting in a marsh. This dabbling duck is a migratory species that breeds in Arctic and sub-Arctic regions, and elsewhere.
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  • Rubini Rock seabird colony, Franz Josef Land, Barents Sea (Arctic Ocean), Russia.
  • An immature black-legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla), flying over the Bering Sea, Russia.
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  • An adult greater yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) forages in a marsh. This shorebird species breeds in sub-Arctic regions of Alaska and Canada.
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  • Ivory gulls (Pagophila eburnea) resting on sea ice in the Arctic Ocean north of Svalbard, above 81-degrees North.
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  • Little auks (Alle alle) flying to and from their nesting colony on the scree slopes at Ingeborgfjellet in Volbukta, Bellsund, Spitsbergen. Svalbard Archipelago, Norway.
  • Common guillemots (Uria aalge), aka common murre, Brunnich's guillemots (Uria lomvia arra), aka thick-billed murre, amd pelagic cormorants (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) in a seabird colony.
  • An adult male northern pintail duck (Anas acuta) in breeding plumage stretches his wings after bathing in a marsh. This dabbling duck species breeds in the Arctic and sub-Arctic.
  • Adult horned puffins (Fratercula corniculata) resting at a cliffside seabird colony on Kolyuchin Island in the Chukchi Sea (Arctic Ocean), Russia.

Arctic & Sub-Arctic Birds