Alaska: Specialties of the Far North

Spectacled Eider - Alaska

June 6 – 17, 2022
Extension: June 17-20, 2022


From: Anchorage, AK
Participant Limit: 10
Extension Limit: 5
Activity Level: Moderate

Price: Main Tour: $8,799
Extension: $4,499

Double occupancy. Main Tour Single supplement: $2,200 Extension: $1,200

This is a birding tour, designed to see as many bird species as possible, with special focus on specialty species.

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Alaska has drawn birders from across the world for many years. On this tour we will target the specialty species by visiting Gambell, Nome, and Barrow (the northernmost city in the United States).

In Gambell we’ll experience amazing flights of alcids, look for McKay’s Bunting, and hope to see vagrants from Asia. In Nome we will search for the amazing Bluethroat, Emperor Geese, and Willow and Rock Ptarmigans! And in Barrow we will enjoy great views of Spectacled and Steller’s Eiders and watch some of the amazing breeding behaviors of the many shorebirds that nest here.

An extension to the Aleutians will give us a great chance to see Whiskered Auklet, Kittlitz’s Murrelet, and Laysan and Black-footed Albatross among many other seabirds. This is the ultimate birding trip to Alaska and gives you a chance to see most of the specialty species Alaska has to offer!

Trip Leaders

Eric Ripma
Tyler Ficker


  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Ground transportation
  • Park entrance fees

Not Included

  • Airfare not specifically mentioned in itinerary
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal items
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips

Tour Route

Alaska Specialties of the Far North Map

Birds and More Seen on This Tour

Questions about this tour?

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