‘Alaskan Bush People’: What Does Bird Brown’s Decision to Move Back to Alaska Mean for the Show?

by Amy Myers

Part of the Wolf Pack might be migrating back north. Previously, on Alaskan Bush People, Snowbird Brown revealed her desire to return to her first home. While the family was still struggling to recover from the Palmer Wildfires that consumed their Washington property, the eldest daughter began “feeling the call to Alaska.”

“There’s so much to do, but I feel like it’s when you get heartbroken as a kid, you just want to curl up where you feel safe, and you want to go home,” Bird admitted. “That’s kinda how I feel right now.” 

While Bird’s happiness is certainly a priority, fans and family members alike began wondering what the fate of the Brown Wolf Pack would be if they split.

Currently, the majority of the Brown family resides at North Star Ranch in Tonasket, Washington. The 435-acre property in the North Cascade Mountains offers more than enough space for the Alaskan Bush People to proceed with their independent lifestyle. However, Bird doesn’t seem to feel the same connection to the land as she did with their modest home in the Alaskan woodlands. As a result, if Bird and her like-minded siblings do follow through with the relocation, we may see two separate storylines and lifestyles develop.

In the past, the Brown siblings did most of their activities as a collective. Whether shooting rounds at their homemade range or making breakfast over the fire, everything was a group effort. If some of the Alaskan Bush People decide to split off, we could see more solo adventures in the near future. For those that have families of their own, like Bird’s older brother Bear, this might be a welcome change. Though, not everyone was on board.

‘Alaskan Bush People’ Share Reactions to Bird Brown’s Decision

The Second-oldest Brown sibling, Bam Bam, didn’t take the news of Bird’s decision too well. While he supported his siblings’ desire to “find themselves” in the aftermath of the fires, he believed that they should do so in Washington “with a shovel in their hands,” so that the family can return to “business as usual.”

Of course, to Bird, the most important opinions regarding her decision were those of her mother and father. Although a bit startled at the sudden change, the two Alaskan Bush People leaders ultimately supported their daughter’s choice to return to Alaska.

“When Bird said she wanted to go back to Alaska, I was like ‘Is she crazy? What’s going on here?’” Father Billy Brown said in an interview during the episode. “But I know she misses it. She left a great love there. You know, and she had to, for us.” 

Meanwhile, mother Ami was just as understanding of Bird’s need to fly the coop.

“Alaska to Bird is like snuggling up under a warm blanket on a cold day with a cup of hot chocolate. It’s so deep inside her and what she is,” the Alaskan Bush People matriarch said.