WILDLIFE & BIRDS
You will find an abundance of wildlife along the Anvik River that has rarely, if ever, encountered humans. Moose, bears, wolves, lynx, beavers, otter, porcupine, martin and wolverine are just some of the wildlife to be seen.
In addition to the more than 60 species of migratory and songbirds that make the Anvik drainages their home, you’ll also see birds of prey such as eagles, falcon, owls and hawks.
The Anvik River has been a subject of ornithological study by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for almost 2 decades. There’s been annual surveys to determine the value of a true wilderness environment left pretty much undisturbed for generations. This has produced an extensive list of close to 65 species that are common to our area. These studies have shown the potential for rare siting of migrating birds from both Asia and the South American Continent. The typical survey that is conducted in mid spring is only a few days and produces great results.