Yakutat Tern Festival - May 30-June 2, 2013
Days until our next festival starts
We are excited to offer charter boat Yakutat Bay field trip
this year. Don't miss out on the sign-up and early registration (discount applies) due May 1st (see field trip page and registration form)
Alaska Airlines is offering 20% discount for
travel to the festival!
The discount code is: EC3859. Type this code
in the box marked Discount Code on the same page you enter your travel
cities and dates.
Valid for travel dates May 28-June 4 2013.
Valid only on flights operated by Alaska Airlines, and flights operated
on behalf of Alaska Airlines by Horizon Air, Sky West and Pen Air.
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Every Alaska community has a claim to fame regarding its natural
resources. Yakutat is no exception. One of the largest and southernmost
known breeding colonies of Aleutian Terns exists here. The earliest record of breeding Aleutian Terns in Yakutat –
on the Situk River Flats – is 1922; the colonies in the Yakutat area appear to be a
stronghold for a suspected declining worldwide population. The Aleutian Tern has a limited range
throughout Alaska and eastern Siberia and Russia, and very little is known about this
species, including its migration patterns. The Yakutat area is currently at the forefront of
Aleutian Tern research,including studies on population trends, nesting ecology, and migration
The Yakutat Chamber of Commerce, the U.S. Forest Service, and other
partners are currently planning for the 2013 Yakutat Tern Festival, May
30-June 2nd. The mission of the festival is to highlight the extraordinary
natural and cultural resources of Yakutat and to stimulate the local economy by hosting a
festival celebrating Aleutian Terns. Participants of the festival will enjoy birding
activities, natural history field trips, art exhibits, educational events for kids and adults, Native
cultural presentations and more.
speakers for 2013
Nora Marks Dauenhauer
Nora Marks Dauenhauer was born in Juneau, Alaska. Her first
language is Tlingit, and she has worked extensively with Tlingit
oral literature, doing fieldwork, transcription, translation and
explication. Her own poetry, prose, and drama have been widely
published and anthologized. She is a free-lance writer and
independent scholar. In October 2012 she was named Alaska State
Writer Laureate 2012-14.
Richard Dauenhauer has lived in Alaska since 1969. He is a former
poet laureate of Alaska, and his poetry, translations, and essays
have been widely published. With Nora Dauenhauer he has co-authored
and co-edited Tlingit grammars and bilingual editions of oral
literature. He is a free-lance writer and independent scholar.