written by Alvaro Jaramillo of Alvaro's Adventures. Naturalists describe some wild places as legendary: the Serengeti, Antarctica, and Alaska, for example. For the seabirder, “legendary” is reserved for places where cold, nutrient-rich waters well up to the surface, catching the sunlight to stimulate plankton abundance. These turbulent upwellings are teeming with life and unmatched in… Read more »
Considered the "Serengeti of the Sea," Monterey Bay is considered one of the most productive destinations for pelagic trips in the world. The sanctuary provides habitat for 34 species of marine mammals and 94 species of seabirds
The close proximity of the warm Gulf Stream current, cooler Labrador Current, and the edge of the continental shelf make the waters off Cape Hatteras some of the best for seabirds in the western North Atlantic.
Enough can't be said about the importance of the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge. "We are literally funneling birds into almost every flyway in the world..."
Great birding can be had along this western slice of Britain that overlooks the Irish Sea, which features mountain peaks, moors, pine forests, ancient oak woodlands, wide glaciated valleys, sandy beaches and seabird-encrusted cliffs.
In Nome we find the remnants of an old mining boom town but here our major interest is in the huge number and diversity of birds that fly to Nome during the Spring to breed. Many of them, such as the Arctic and Aleutian Terns, fly thousands of miles round trip in order to nest in the high tundra surrounding Nome.