It may only be November, but winter has arrived in Haines, Alaska. The snow began to fall early in the month and just has not seemed to stop. With roughly four feet on the ground and no signs of slowing down, the ABEF looks to be in for quite the winter. Winterizing the facility is one of the last outdoor projects staff completes each year.
During the winter, each bird has access to a heater. Although the birds live outside year-round and would naturally do the same in the wild, the heaters give them the option to warm-up if they choose. Breezeway doors were reinforced and roofs were modified to improve snow shed after a year of record-breaking snowfall.