|Although we didn't get to ALL of the spots
noted on the map, I thought I should at least mention where the best birding
spots are supposed to be. The red lines on the map show the boundaries
of our travels. As you can see, we missed many of the "best" places, although
we were very satisfied with our sightings and generally had a great time!
Nome River Mouth - Good for
gulls and shorebirds.
for details on the town itself.
Cape Nome - Scan the sea for
pelagic birds, eiders, loons and sea ducks.
Safety Lagoon - Shorebird hotspot.
Safety Lagoon Mouth - Excellent
for loons, seaducks, gulls and terns.
Spruce Woods - only trees on
the entire road system. Check for Spruce Grouse and Pine Grosbeaks.
Rocky Crags - look for nesting
Gyrfalcons and other raptors.
Salmon Lake - good for loons.
Rocky Terrain - good for Northern
Kougarok River Drainage - home
to Bristle-thighed Curlew and Bluethroat.
Anvil Mountain - Upland tundra
for Pacific Golden-Plovers, Northern Wheatears and Red-throated Pipits.
Upland Tundra - more good
habitat for plovers and wheatears.
Wooly Lagoon - good for waterbirds.
Teller - good for White Wagtails.