Inhabit a variety of coastal tundra habitats and shrub communities along streams (Klein 1995). Terrestrial habitats of arctic and maritime tundra (Klein 1995). Tundra, alluvial plains, coastal lowlands, alder thickets, sedge flats, wet meadows; basically open tundra, but uses brush where it is available when they are not foraging (Best and Henry 1994).
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