Alaska Bird Observatory (Fairbanks, AK)


  • Name:Ms. Nicole Pearce
  • Title:Executive Director

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  • Organization Name:Alaska Bird Observatory
  • Address:418 Wedgewood Drive
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:907-451-7159
  • Main fax:907-451-7079

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  • Mission:
  • The mission of the Alaska Bird Observatory (ABO) is to advance the appreciation, understanding, and conservation of birds and their habitats through research and education.

  • History:
  • The Alaska Bird Observatory (ABO) was founded in 1991. In the last two decades, the organization has grown from a single bird banding station in Fairbanks to become a leader in avian research and education in Alaska. In keeping with our mission, we weave research and education throughout all of our endeavors to actively engage people in bird conservation. Our organization serves 10,000 Alaskans and travelers from around the world each year. Although we work throughout the state, our core research and education efforts take place on Creamer’s Refuge, a 2,000-acre green space in the heart of Fairbanks, Alaska.

    The Creamer’s Field Migration Station (CFMS) is ABO’s founding project and continues to be the core of ABO's work. It began operating on Creamer’s Refuge in 1992. ABO’s founders recognized the conservation value of conducting research on wild birds in such close proximity to Alaska’s second largest community, and so from the very beginning volunteers and schools have been an integral part of the project. Since that time, almost 40,000 students, teachers, and community members have visited the project to learn about conservation science and to see wild birds up close. In addition to the 80-90 school and community groups that visit each year, approximately 70 volunteers (including youth) volunteer on the project annually. Volunteers are engaged throughout the scientific process.

    In addition to CFMS, ABO partners with state and federal agencies, universities, and other nonprofit organizations on research and education projects around the state. We offer public workshops, community events, nature walks, training programs for scientists and students, and professional development for teachers. We offer up to 15 internships and diverse volunteer opportunities on our research projects in remote parts of Alaska each year.

  • Year established:1991
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:8
  • Advisory board size:5
  • Staff size:8


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:92-0156477

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