Be Part of the Arctic Migration

Arctic Kite Logo

The Arctic is all around us. Every year, birds that begin their lives on the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge journey to all 50 states and across six continents, before heading back to the Arctic, where the cycle of life begins again. Many of these birds come through our backyards or make a stopover in your local National Wildlife Refuge.

As we celebrate 50 years of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, we must do everything we can to be sure that this last wild haven remains for generations to come. You can be part of this by participating in our symbolic migration. Concerned citizens across the country will be getting together throughout the year to fly kites symbolizing the birds that come through their areas and celebrating the natural connection between the Arctic Refuge and their area.

After you get your kite materials, make a plan to fly them with the rest of their flock. Invite your friends and family to a mini-migration of your own! You will have fun and raise awareness about the Arctic Refuge. Click here for more info on how to set up your own kite-flying event and please email us at kites@alaskawild.org to tell us know how your event went! We’d love to share your report and photos on our website to build momentum for folks to have their own events and to keep the migration rolling! The League thanks our friends at The Drachen Foundation for generously providing kite materials to make this celebratory action a huge success!
 

Flying Kites in Washington, DC
Flying Kites in Washington, DC
Migration Map from Arctic Perspective
Migration Map from Arctic Perspective


Flying kites in New Mexico
Flying kites in New Mexico
 
Flying kites in Colorado
Flying kites in Colorado
 
Flying kites in Minnesota
Flying kites in Minnesota
 
Flying kites in Pennsylvania
Flying kites in Pennsylvania


 

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