When It’s Springtime in Alaska it’s not really 40 below, my apologies to Johnny Horton. Yesterday’s highs were 10 degrees (F) in Nuiqsut, 35 in Barrow, 68 in Fairbanks, and 60 in Anchorage. You get the idea. We do have warmer weather in spring.
And spring is when the migrating birds come to Alaska. Sandhill cranes come to Creamer’s Field in Fairbanks, trumpeter swans visit Potter Marsh near Anchorage, and little sandpipers and dunlins fly to the edges of Kachemak Bay near Homer. Many Alaskan communities have bird festivals in the spring. Here are a few:
The Alaska Hummingbird Festival is April 29-May 31st in Ketchikan: