Each summer, birds use the Arctic Refuge to nest, raise young, feed, or rest. They then migrate to destinations in the States and beyond. This map shows some birds that may visit the 50 states of the US.
Map showing caribou calving location outside of the Arctic Refuge 1002 Area in a high-snow spring, and then showing normal travels of caribou onto and across the 1002 Area of the Arctic Refuge coastal plain after calving.
Subpolar environments; Alpine environments; Rivers and streams and Rivers and streams; Wetlands; Coastal environments; Mountains; Plains; Wildlife Wildlife refuges; Tundra; Alaska map;
Map and discussion of the ecologial zones of northern Alaska, showing the diversity of ecological zones within the Arctic Refuge, and contrasting them with the fewer, wider zones farther west in Alaska.