A Stopover in Creamer’s Field


Creamer’s Field in Fairbanks, Alaska is a nature preserve dedicated to protecting habitat for migratory waterfowl. In 1966, the large fields of a former dairy were purchased by local residents, it has since grown to 2,000 acres.
creamers field in fairbanks, alaska

The fields are currently busy with Sandhill Cranes and Canada Geese stopping over on their fall migration. Both of these birds pass through our neck of the woods in Minnesota, more than 3,000 miles away. Are they these birds? I couldn’t tell you. But I sure like to think that a little bit of the Alaskan wild finds its way to Minnesota.
sandhill cranes behind a fence at creamer's field


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