The Fairbanks area has an abundance of different wildlife that calls the area home. There is a large diversity of birds that call the area home with many of them being migratory who leave the region during the winter months. A popular wildlife refuge is Creamers Field where people can observe wildlife especially waterfowl and other migratory birds.
Fairbanks is also home to 85 species of mammals. The largest include the wood bison, elk, moose, caribou, grizzly and black bear, and wolves. Smaller mammals that call this area home include beavers, snowshoe hares, lynx, red squirrels, lemmings, and voles. Most tourists come to the Fairbanks area to view animals or to hunt them. Viewing the wildlife and plant life is by far my favorite part about living in Alaska.