Can be linked with: Alaska - The Pribilof Islands 2022
Tour price (Per person): USD6,100 * GBP4,586 * EUR5,378 * AUD8,559
Single Supplement: USD475 * GBP357 * EUR419 * AUD666
This tour is offered in partnership with High Lonesome Birdtours.
Gambell is a small, timeless Yupik village on remote St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea. Located just off the Siberian coast, it is possible on clear days to see Siberia, 35 miles in the distance. This sites has been inhabited for some 2000 years now. Whales, Walrus, seals, Polar Bear and birds account for much of the local diet. High Arctic species and Asian vagrants are a big draw at Gambell. Most of the Asian species recorded in North America have been seen in Gambell and its environs. Being that there are no roads here, we spend the bulk of our time within a few of miles of town, but there is plenty to keep us busy. Huge colonies of Parakeet, Least and Crested Auklets nest on the cliffs and Northwest Point provides a “super-highway” for seabirds passing very close by the island on migration, and usually yields Arctic, Pacific, Red-throated and Yellow-billed Loons, Little Auk (Dovekie), Emperor Goose and even on occasion, Ivory Gull, not to mention other seabirds and ducks. The centuries old bone yards attract vagrant passerines, and with the right weather, stunners such as Eurasian Bullfinch, Hawfinch, and Common Cuckoo among a much longer list of other rare visitors. Many are the possibilities at this remote Bering Sea outpost, and the marsh and wetlands are often superb for shorebirds and typically yield several prime Asiatic shorebirds, and at times scarce breeding species such as Common Ringed Plover.
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