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I have no doubt that the Spurn Migration Festival will become a firm favourite in the birding calendar... the festival has the makings of an annual social gathering as well as an excellent opportunity to see some rare, scarce and common migrating birds.

Gambell, Alaska: A Birding Mecca on the Siberian Express

Common Greenshank courtesy of Forrest Davis.

Gambell, Alaska is a Siberian Yupik community that lies about 40 miles off of Siberia in the Bering Sea. It is strategically located for birders to take advantage of the "Siberian Express:" the migration flyway for birds returning from southern Asia and the South Pacific to their breeding grounds in the far northern tundra.