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We toured Alaska for two weeks in June 2006. Our favorite place was Nome, far up on the west coast and accessible only by plane, boat and dogsled.  We started in Anchorage, headed north to Denali, back to Anchorage via a breakdown on the Denali highway, flew north to Nome, then back to Anchorage and down to Portage on the Seward peninsula for a wonderful Pelagic outing. As for Canada, we’ve been to Calgary and British Columbia in 2004, Vancouver briefly in 2005, and Alberta and Saskatchewan in 2010, including a two-week tour with Tom Hince (more on him under Resources–LINK!!)

West of Nome

Red-necked Grebe

Pair of Long-tailed Ducks

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle in Flight

Willow Ptarmigan

American Golden Plover

Bar-tailed Godwit

Red-necked Phalarope

Mew Gull

Black-legged Kittiwake (adult)

Black-legged Kittiwake (juvenile)

Kittlitz’s Murrelet

Rhinocerus Auklet

Tufted Puffin

Northern Hawk Owl

Violet-green Swallow

American Dipper

Lapland Longspur

Hoary Redpoll

Long-tailed Jaeger

Sea Otter

CANADA … Eared Grebes

Barrow’s Goldeneye

White Pelican Landing

American Widgeon

American Avocet

Wilson’s Phalarope

Common Nighthawk

Rufous Hummingbird

14-point Elk

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Northern Flicker

Grey Jay

Mourning Warbler

Canada Warbler

Western Tanager

Fox Sparrow

Swift Fox

Grizzlies

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