Summer Hummingbird Days 2023 was a success!  Todd Eskelin, wildlife biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), treated a crowd to our annual hummingbird banding event! Rufous hummingbird bandings took place while biologists and AWCC naturalists conducted talks about migratory research, climate change, and Alaska pollinators. Curious event-goers were able to help Todd release banded hummingbirds back into the wild under his supervision.

Our Director of Education concluded the event with a Facebook Live where fans from around the world joined the event virtually.

Thanks to everyone who came out to support this fun and educational event. We are so excited to continue this tradition in 2024!



Discover the WILD of Alaska and come meet the locals! Walk on the Wild Side Tours are available year-round and include an animal encounter. Summer Moose Encounters & Bear Encounters are available for online booking. Book early to ensure your spot!