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Nome-Kougarok Road, Alaska (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Nome-Kougarok Road, Alaska

Map of Nome-Kougarok Road, Alaska

Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) Mew Gull (Larus canus) Willow Ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus) - Male Northern Shrike (Lanius borealis) American Golden-Plover (Pluvialis dominica)
Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) - And Short Eared Owl and Lemmings Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) - Adult Breeding Wilsons Snipe (Gallinago delicata) Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica) - Juvenile Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) - Female

Road into the mountains.



7/18/2014: Looking for adventures in the mountains, we drove all the way to the end of the normal road. Halfway in, there was a road grader that had slid off the road into a swamp. They had to bring in a bigger tractor to pull it out. We stopped for a hike nearby, and a Red Fox carrying two lemmings popped out of the tundra and walked quite near to us as it was mobbed by a pair of Short-eared Owls. Salmon lake was astoundingly buggy (mostly non-biting insects, thankfully).

Previous Visit (Nome--Safety Sound: 7/17/2014)
Next Visit (Nome-Teller Hwy: 7/19/2014)

Species Recorded (35)

Birds ( 33 )

Loons ( Gaviidae )
Red-throated Loon - Gavia stellata

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites ( Accipitridae )
Northern Harrier - Circus hudsonius

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Northern Pintail - Anas acuta
Green-winged Teal - Anas crecca
Long-tailed Duck - Clangula hyemalis
Red-breasted Merganser - Mergus serrator

Grouse, Turkeys, and Allies ( Phasianidae )
Willow Ptarmigan - Lagopus lagopus

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Semipalmated Plover - Charadrius semipalmatus
American Golden-Plover - Pluvialis dominica

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Spotted Sandpiper - Actitis macularius
Semipalmated Sandpiper - Calidris pusilla
Wilson's Snipe - Gallinago delicata
Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus
Red-necked Phalarope - Phalaropus lobatus

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Short-billed Gull - Larus brachyrhynchus
Glaucous Gull - Larus hyperboreus
Arctic Tern - Sterna paradisaea

Typical Owls ( Strigidae )
Short-eared Owl - Asio flammeus

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Cliff Swallow - Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
Bank Swallow - Riparia riparia
Tree Swallow - Tachycineta bicolor

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Common Raven - Corvus corax

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Bluethroat - Luscinia svecica
American Robin - Turdus migratorius

Wagtails and Pipits ( Motacillidae )
Eastern Yellow Wagtail - Motacilla tschutschensis

Shrikes ( Laniidae )
Northern Shrike - Lanius borealis

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Setophaga coronata
Yellow Warbler - Setophaga petechia

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Lapland Longspur - Calcarius lapponicus
Savannah Sparrow - Passerculus sandwichensis
White-crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia leucophrys

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
Common Redpoll - Acanthis flammea
Hoary Redpoll - Acanthis hornemanni


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