Birds of Nome & the Seward Peninsula

Nome and the surrounding Seward Peninsula is rich in bird life during the summer months. Birds come from all over the world to mate and raise their young on the open tundra. Bar-tailed Godwits come from New Zealand, Pacific Golden Plovers, Wandering Tattlers, Ruddy Turnstones and other birds come from Hawaii, and Northern Wheatears come all the way from Africa. Then there are the rare birds that cross the Baring and Chukchi Seas, such as Bluethroat and Easter Yellow Wagtail. Toss is a varied selection of ducks, loons, terns, shorebirds and other songbirds and all of a sudden it just becomes a bird photographers paradise. This is a full five-day workshop; there are 21 hours of light to shoot in, so the challenge isn’t what to shoot, it’s when to sleep. We’ll have five morning and five afternoon-evening shooting sessions. This workshop is limited to five workshop participants. More images from this workshop can be found in the Galleries tab, then scroll down to Workshop Images and click on the Nome Workshop folder. (2017 is FULL)

  • When: June 4th - 8th, 2018
  • Where: Nome, Alaska
  • Price: $2,500
  • Birds of Nome & the Seward Peninsula
  • Birds of Nome & the Seward Peninsula
  • Birds of Nome & the Seward Peninsula

Features & Info

Birds of Nome & the Seward Peninsula

Long-tailed Duck

A male Long-tailed Duck lands in a freshwater pond in the tundra.

Birds of Nome & the Seward Peninsula

Long-tailed Jaeger

A Long-tailed Jaeger soars over the tundra at dusk.

Birds of Nome & the Seward Peninsula

Arctic Tern

An Arctic Tern on its nest. A slow approach and a 300 mm lens made this image possible.

Everything else & Sponsors

More workshop info

Reserve your spot in the workshop with a $500 deposit. Lodging and meals, during the workshop, are not included in the workshop fee. The typical workshop day has a morning and afternoon shooting session with a mid-day break. After we receive your registration we'll send you a detailed information packet about your workshop, including what to bring, more specific details on the workshop structure, hotel rendezvous information, etc. We recommend you purchase travel insurance and will provide you contact information. Your $500 deposit is refundable up to 90 days before the workshop, less a $25 processing fee. Full payment is due at 60 days before the workshop (April 26th, 2018) and is only refundable if we can fill your spot with someone else. If you find it necessary to cancel 90-days or more before the start of the workshop, we will issue a refund, less a $25 processing fee. Within 60-days, we cannot issue a refund, but we will make every effort we can to book you on a future workshop.