Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Curllsville Strips – #669!

In order for me to reach the magical “700 Club” of North American species sightings, I knew I needed to have the Henslow’s Sparrow. Each new bird from this point on is going to be a struggle…not to mention potentially … Continue reading

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Nome & the Seward Peninsula, ALASKA

A birder cannot visit Gambell on St. Lawrence Island without visiting NOME, too! Better known as the end point of the annual legendary Idatarod “musher” race from Anchorage, it is also a fantastic birding destination. Accessible only by boat and … Continue reading

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Birding’s “Holy Grail” – GAMBELL, ALASKA!!

Serious North American birders absolutely have to witness spring migration in Alaska. Extreme “listers” will venture out to one of the islands with hopes of seeing North American birds which either migrate through or breed in the arctic and also, … Continue reading

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