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Yakutat Tern Festival

The 2017 festival will be June 1-4

Days until our next festival starts

Click HERE to download the 2014 Yakutat Tern Festival Program in PDF format.

We are excited to offer an optional Yakutat Bay charter boat field trip again this year! Don’t miss out on this opportunity! Please sign-up by May 1st; this field trip is pending a minimum participation of 4 people. Please see field trip and registration forms pages for more information.

rotating imageEvery 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 patterns.

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.


2016 Alaska Airlines Discount


To use your Discount Code go online to http://www.alaskaair.com and input the Discount Code when searching for flights.  (good for 5% off flights from June 1-June 6, any Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air U.S. City-not including Prudhoe Bay, Alaska; Canada, and Mexico)

By clicking the “?” next to the discount code box after entering the code you may view a detailed description of the rules.



    Click here for contest details.
    Click here for entry form.


Please contact Teresa Swanson or Susan Oehlers at (907)784-3359 for more information.



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