Snow Bunting | Expeditions Shorts


Patrick McMillan visits the North Slope Region of Alaska, where he showcases two species of bird which reside in this freezing cold region: the Snow Bunting, and the Lapland Longspur. The Snow Bunting’s feathers are white in the summer time, and in the winter, the feathers turn more into a brown, splotched off white color, to match with the dirty snowbanks. In the winter, the Snow Bunting migrates down south to the northern United States, as far south as North Carolina. Snow Buntings are the first birds to arrive back in Alaska during the spring time, and people keep bird houses to care for these birds. They are considered good luck in Alaska!