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Alaska ~ Nome, with Barrow Extension

June 06, 2023 to June 17, 2023 — 11 days

Tour Leader: 
Steller's Eider (C) Mick Thompson
Bristle-thighed Curlew. Nome, Alaska. (C) Melissa Hafting
Bluethroat near Nome, Alaska. (C) Melissa Hafting.
Pomarine Jaeger (C) Mick Thompson
Muskox. Nome, Alaska. (C) Melissa Hafting
Northern Wheatear. Nome, Alaska. (C) Melissa Hafting.
Spectacled Eider (C) Mick Thompson.
  • Many specialty birds found in Western Alaska and nowhere else in North America. Some of these birds include Eastern Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail, Bluethroat, Northern Wheatear, Arctic Warbler, Bristle-thighed Curlew, Arctic Loon, etc.
  • See shorebirds such as Pacific Golden-Plover, Red-necked Phalarope, Whimbrel and Bar-tailed Godwits on their tundra breeding grounds.
  • Stunning birds like Common and King eiders, Long-tailed Ducks, Long-tailed Jaegers, Willow Ptarmigans and much more offer up excellent photographic opportunities. 
  • In addition to the birds, we will be on the lookout for mammals that could include caribou, Grizzly Bear, Musk Ox, and if you join the extension, Polar Bear.
  • Breathtaking tundra and Bering Sea scenery.
  • This is western Alaska and we have a good chance at finding or seeing a very rare bird or two, as Siberian vagrants are somewhat regular here.
  • Extension trip to Utqiagvik (Barrow), excellent for Spectacled and Steller's eiders, Ross's and Ivory gulls and much more!

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