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Take Part in the Great Backyard Bird Count this Weekend!

Every year, bird watchers of all ages and levels of experience take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count. The information they gather in as little as fifteen minutes helps researchers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society learn more about how birds are doing. 

If you lived by the Gulkana Wild and Scenic River in Alaska, you could see all these birds in your backyard.

The Gulkana is one of the most popular sportfishing rivers in Alaska, providing rich habitat for rainbow trout, arctic grayling, king salmon, red salmon, whitefish, longnose suckers, and lamprey. A popular river for fisherman and boaters in the summer, this river has also played an important role in the lives of the Ahtna, providing access to subsistence resources throughout history and pre-history. During winter months the frozen Gulkana River was historically used as an important travel route from the Copper River to the Tangle Lakes and what is now known as the Denali Highway area.

See more photos of the Gulkana Wild and Scenic River here