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Anaktuvuk Pass

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68 ° 8' 35.999" N,
151 ° 44' 8.999" W


North Slope


2175 ft (662.94 m)

Anaktuvuk Pass in Detail.

Getting There


population 35, at Anaktutuk Pass, Brooks Range


The name for this Nunamiut Eskimo village is derived from the name of the pass. Although the village is presently permanent, the people were once seminomadic, and the settlement periodically was moved about the valleys near the heads of the John and Anaktuvuk Rivers. They call themselves the Q"Tulugagmiut," "raven people" or "the people living in the vicinity of Tulugak Lake." The present village is now comprised of Eskimo from the Killik and Chandler Rivers also. A post office was established in 1951. (Ricks, 1965, p. 3)

Birds Sighted Here

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Buff-bellied Pipit, Willow Ptarmigan, Common Raven, Pectoral Sandpiper, American Tree Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Gray-crowned Rosy Finch, Greater White-fronted Goose, White-crowned Sparrow, Lapland Longspur, Long-tailed Jaeger, Long-tailed Duck, American Golden Plover, Glaucous Gull, Cackling Goose, Common Redpoll, Northern Pintail, American Robin, Northern Wheatear, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Fox Sparrow, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Horned Lark, Smith's Longspur, Wilson's Warbler, Greater Scaup, Least Sandpiper, Rock Ptarmigan, Northern Shrike, Orange-crowned Warbler, Tundra Swan, White-winged Scoter, Semipalmated Plover, Whimbrel, Baird's Sandpiper, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Say's Phoebe, Eastern Yellow Wagtail, Hoary Redpoll, Upland Sandpiper, Wilson's Snipe, Spotted Sandpiper, Wandering Tattler, Lesser Yellowlegs, Common Gull, Red-throated Loon, Tree Swallow, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Bluethroat, Yellow Warbler, Canada Goose, American Wigeon, Mallard, Harlequin Duck, Red-breasted Merganser, Sandhill Crane, Red-necked Phalarope, Parasitic Jaeger, Arctic Tern, Northern Harrier, Rough-legged Hawk, Short-eared Owl, Merlin, Arctic Warbler, Snow Goose, Blue-winged Teal, Lesser Scaup, Red-necked Grebe, Black-bellied Plover, Pacific Loon, Yellow-billed Loon, Golden Eagle, Northern Goshawk, Bald Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Boreal Chickadee, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Varied Thrush, White-winged Crossbill, Snow Bunting, Dark-eyed Junco, Lincoln's Sparrow