Alaska: Exploring Anchorage, the Kenai Peninsula, and Nome

Sponsored by Joppa Flats
June 8, 2020 (Monday) - June 16, 2020 (Tuesday) (9 days)




David Larson - Joppa Flats Science and Education Coordinator; David Moon - Joppa Flats Sanctuary Director






Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

Alaska is an incredible wildlife viewing destination. Our itinerary includes visits to three areas that offer rich histories, majestic landscapes, diverse habitats, and a wide variety of birds, mammals, and wildflowers.

In Anchorage, we'll visit Spenard Crossing and Westchester Lagoon to see a variety of waterfowl, including Red-necked Grebes in breeding plumage. Then, we'll drive up Arctic Valley Road to explore a boreal forest and walk along forest trails at the Campbell Creek Science Center to see breeding land birds.

On the Kenai Peninsula, we'll visit Tern Lake to see Arctic Tern, Red-throated Loon, and a wonderful variety of wildflowers; stop at the Bear Creek Fish Weir to view American Dipper and salmon swimming upstream to spawn; and take a cruise through Resurrection Bay and into Kenai Fjords National Park to see magnificent glaciers, many species of alcids, and marine mammals, including humpback whale and sea otter.

On the Seward Peninsula at Nome, we'll explore the three “roads to nowhere”—Kougarok, Council, and Teller. We'll devote an entire day to each road. Along Kougarok Road, we'll look for Arctic Warbler, Bluethroat, and Bristle-thighed Curlew. Council Road, which passes through Safety Sound, offers excellent opportunities for viewing a large variety of muskox, Lapland Longspur, and Long-tailed and Parasitic jaegers. Teller Road, which leads 73 miles to the Inupiat village of Teller, is the best place to see Willow Ptarmigan, Pacific Golden-plover, Bar-tailed Godwit, Rough-legged Hawk, Short-eared Owl, and Northern Wheatear.

For information about the Pribilof Islands Extension to this trip (June 18-23), please see "Alaska: Pribilof Islands Extension." It is possible to sign up for the extension even if you aren't going on this earlier trip.

Instructions and Directions:

Cost includes ground transportation, lodging, the boat cruise into Resurrection Bay, and round-trip flights from Anchorage to Nome. Meals and personal items are not included. There is no single supplement available on this trip. Please call 978-462-9998 for a detailed brochure. Final payment is due April 7. Trip materials will be sent upon receipt of final payment. If cancellations are made within 60 days of departure, payment cannot be refunded or credited unless we can fill your space.

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For more information, contact:

1 Plum Island Turnpike
Newburyport, MA 01950