Nome Visitor Centre
- Stop here first to talk to Lana Creer-Harris, and look at the sightings
board to see what is being seen where....
Frozen Pond -
This is where we started, and the place was alive with birds.
Godwit Pond -
This small wetland on the way to the airport seemed to be the permanent
residence of a Bar-tailed Godwit, and we took to calling it Godwit Pond.
He had plenty of other visitors, too.
- the airport is surrounded by a network of narrow gravel roads cutting
through the tundra, with many small ponds. The small pool at the base of
the airport runway seems to be a migrant trap for no reason anyone in Nome
can figure out.
Dredge # 5 - This
massive 4-story dredge cut huge gouges through the tundra which have become
lakes for a myriad of waterfowl. There is a network of narrow gravel roads
leading every which way in this area. Take a compass or you may never retrace
Port of Nome -
We took to starting and ending each day at the end of the breakwater for
the Port of Nome for great views of ocean voyagers. But we were there over
the Memorial Day weekend and no one was working. Access may be a problem
during a normal week.