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“Enjoy birding and accessible boreal forest”

Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge
Ranked #10 of 100 things to do in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge is a 2,000 acre refuge on the site of the historic Creamer's Dairy in Fairbanks, Alaska. The refuge has miles of multi-use trails that are open year round and it is an excellent location for bird watching and wildlife viewing. The Farmhouse Visitor Center is open daily in the summer from 10 - 5 and on Saturdays in the winter from Noon - 4.
Reviewed July 9, 2011

Creamers Field and nearby Wedgewood nature preserve provide access to boreal forest, wetlands and great birding habitat. Viewing the boreal forest may be the best part. Boardwalks cross this little visited and soggy habitat. Having never seen boreal forest before, we were delighted at its beauty. Be sure to note the wild calla lilies in wet places. Wear lots of mosquito repellent! In the large creamery fields, we saw flocks of sandhill cranes. In Wedgewood preserve, we found boreal chickadees and a family of red- necked grebes. The bird banding session was fantastic. (Check for the banding schedule.) During spring and fall migration, the birds will be fabulous (or so they told us.) Also great for walking. We visited 4 times and saw something different each time.

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Reviewed February 5, 2005

Creamer's Field was a dairy in the early days of Fairbanks. It closed in 1966, and is now a wildlife refuge. It is a great place to go for a walk, year round. There are trails and fields to discover. In the summer, sandhill cranes, canada geese, and other migratory birds can be seen. The visitor center used to be the Creamer Family home, and is open daily in the summer (limited hours in the winter) and has wildlife and bird displays people of all ages would enjoy. There is also souvenirs for sale, like t-shirts, books, and magnets. The barn is not open to the public yet (could be a couple more years), but you can peek in the windows and see the old dairy stalls. Go for a nature walk with a volunteer naturalist, or just park in the parking lot for lunch and watch the birds while you eat. I live across the street and I love going over there.

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