Trip report: Alaska: Birding the Top of America (June 2021) by Tropical Birding

Guided by Nick Athanasand Phil Chaon. This was a set-departure birding tour

Alaska was a breath of fresh air for everyone! For many of us, it was our first group birding trip since the pandemic began, and what better place to go than The Last Frontier for a dose of spectacular scenery, fantastic waterfowl, shorebirds displaying on the tundra in full breeding regalia, colorful puffins and other alcids, tons of other birds, and of course memorable mammals including bears, whales, otters, and the bizarre Muskox. Alaska had pretty much fully reopened to tourism and our trip ran almost like clockwork. Weather for the most part cooperated, though Nome was much colder than normal with a bit of rain, but the roads were still drivable and we still had a great time there. And the group – wow, what an awesome group! We had loads of fun and always found something to talk about or joke about during the slower periods. Let’s do it again sometime, though maybe somewhere warmer… Click the link below to read more.

Alaska: Birding the Top of America Trip Report 2021 (4 MB PDF file).