• A young Snowy Owl rests in the boneyard at Gambell, Alaska. Photo Aaron Lang.
  • While not a flashy bird, this Chiffchaff was the rarity of the tour! There are only 5 or 6 North American records, all since 2012. Photo James Levison.
  • Northern Wheatears are common migrants at Gambell and we saw a number of them during the first half of the tour. Photo Aaron Lang.
  • Short-tailed Shearwaters are common to abundant off the point at Gambell. Photo James Levison.
  • A Snow Bunting hides from the wind. Photo Aaron Lang.
  • James Levison captured this fantastic portrait of the Little Bunting, which showed well on the first three days of our tour to Gambell. Photo James Levison.
  • The orange cheek patch, pale auricular spot surrounded by black, and white eye-ring help to identify this small bird as a Little Bunting. The crest is also notable most, but not all of the time. Photo James Levison.
  • This skittish Brown Shrike proved elusive most of the time, but did sit in the open occasionally during its week-long stay at Gambell. Photo Aaron Lang.
  • Mega-rarity! Chiffchaff in the far boneyard! Photo Aaron Lang.
  • The bold spotting on the upperparts of this young tattler identify it as a Gray-tailed Tattler. This species is slightly more common at Gambell than the similar Wandering Tattler. Photo Aaron Lang.
  • Red-throated Pipits lack the red throat in the fall, but can be identified by their streaked mantle which lacks bold golden braces, evenly streaked breast and pink legs. The call is also diagnostic. Photo Aaron Lang.
  • Another shot of a Red-throated Pipit. Photo Aaron Lang.
  • A view of the Brown Shrike in flight. Photo Aaron Lang.

Birding on the edge of the continent, Gambell is like no place you’ve ever been! For more details on our 2015 fall tour, click here.

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