Alaska Targets: Nome
Birding is a lot like life. Sometimes things go your way, and sometimes they don’t. The last couple days in Nome, things just fell into place. I came, I saw the birds, I soaked in every detail and experience I could, and then I flew overnight back to Chicago. End of trip.
My Nome trip was a last-ditch effort for me to get back up to Alaska and do a little “target birding” - pursuing specific birds in a given area with the hopes of seeing them well enough to add them to my year (or life) list. I had 10 birds that were my “targets” and for the sake of time I'll share photos of five of them, and some accompanying remarks in hopes to add a little bit more to the experience of just looking at a beautiful photo. Hope you enjoy!
1.) Long-tailed Jaeger
2.) Northern Wheatear