I enjoyed being in Nome so much earlier this summer, I thought I’d see what it was like in late August/early September. I arrived today about noon and spent the day out on Council Road.
I saw three loon species – Red-throated (1 only), Pacific (2) and Common (3)(no photo).
For ducks, there were a few Greater Scaup and a few Northern Pintails (no photo), plus eiders (Common and Steller’s (s)).
There were about 80-plus Tundra Swans.
For shorebirds, I saw many Long-billed Dowitchers, a couple of Sharp-tailed Sandpipers, zillions of Dunlin, and Black-bellied and Pacific Golden-Plovers. If anyone sees some other species in these photos, let me know please.
There also were about 40 Sandhill Cranes.
Tomorrow I’ll explore another road.