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Bluethroat, photographed by Forrest Rowland in Nome, Alaska

This year’s tour to Nome, Alaska has been utterly amazing!!! Exceptional weather allowed for T-shirt viewing of Grizzly Bear, Musk Ox, and many interesting mammals, as well as our most productive birding at this iconic site, to date. The Bluethroat pictured below was just one of five encountered on our first day! The same day we enjoyed display flights of Bristle-thighed Curlew and numerous other shorebirds. Eastern Yellow Wagtail and White Wagtail were seen at a few locations, and we saw Gyrfalcon every day of the tour. We had great displays by both Willow and Rock Ptarmigan, including some stellar photo ops. The Arctic specialities and vagrants were in full force: Emperor Goose, Arctic Loon, Ross’s, Sabine’s, and Slaty-backed Gulls, Lesser Sand-Plover, Reeve, Red-necked Stint, and Gray-tailed Tattler were all found on our last day. Incredible! More to come from St. Paul, where we hope the vagrant train will continue…

Posted by rockjumperbirding on 2017-06-06 13:29:47

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