Download America's National Wildlife Refuges, 2nd Edition: A Complete by Russell D. Butcher PDF

By Russell D. Butcher

An all-in-one consultant to the greater than 500 websites within the nationwide flora and fauna shelter process, this e-book lists each one shelter alphabetically by way of nation, delivering easy information regarding accessibility, amenities, and kind of habitat. extra in-depth descriptions are supplied for major or renowned refuges, detailing wildlife to be came upon there in addition to details at the most sensible time of 12 months to yr to view migrating species. perfect for the informal flora and fauna watcher or searching fanatic, this advisor can also be a welcome significant other for somebody wishing to create his or her personal "eco-tour."

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Tufted puffins, rhinoceros auklets, ancient murrelets, and fork-tailed and Leach’s storm petrels create nests by burrowing into the soil, and common and thick-billed murres, and pigeon guillemots lay their eggs on ledges and crevices along the sheer cliffs. The Chiswell Islands are scattered at the mouth of Kenai Fjords National Park’s Aialik and Harris bays. More than a dozen islands and sea stacks support great numbers of breeding kittiwakes, murres, guillemots, and puffins. Visitor activities include wildlife observation, boat cruises, and boat charters.

Major Pacific salmon runs occur in the refuge’s Kenai and Russian rivers. King (chinook) and sockeye (red) salmon runs are from late June through July, pink salmon (humpy) in August, and coho (silver) in August and September. Other Kenai fish include steelhead, rainbow trout, arctic grayling, lake trout, Dolly Varden, and arctic char. The refuge is open daily. There is no entrance fee. The visitor center, which is open daily except some national holidays, is located just south of Soldotna (following directional signs, turn east immediately south of the Kenai River bridge).

The best months for wildlife observation on the refuge are June through August. : (907) 459-7200. The Fish and Wildlife Service advises that prospective visitors plan far ahead. As the Arctic refuge is remote and very challenging to visit, arrangements need to be carefully planned. Weather can suddenly change, producing storms and strong winds. Strong, damp, cold winds and foggy or cloudy conditions often prevail along the coast. Freezing temperatures can occur even during the summer months, especially from the Brooks Range northward.

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