Birders head to Gambell, Alaska during migration with dreams of hitting the migration jackpot. At just 45 miles from the Russian coast those dreams almost always include visions of migrants and strays from Asia. This year, both of our spring birding tours to Gambell on St. Lawrence Island were rich in rarities, good weather, and great birding! Birding highlights included: Spectacled Eider and Steller’s Eider, Arctic Loon, White-tailed Eagle, Common Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Terek Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Red-necked Stint, Common Ringed Plover, Slaty-backed Gull, Dovekie, Eye-browed Thrush, and Common Chiffchaff!
Photos by Aaron Lang, tour leader. Click on any photo for captions. Information on our 2017 tours to St. Lawrence Island can be found here.