Embark on a remarkable birding adventure in the breathtaking landscapes of Barrow, Alaska, with the renowned company “71 North Tours.” Nestled within the Arctic Circle, Barrow offers an unparalleled opportunity to witness a vibrant array of avian species against a backdrop of pristine natural beauty.
Your journey begins as you set foot in Barrow, the northernmost city in the United States. With its unique location, Barrow serves as a critical stopover for numerous bird species during their annual migration. This makes it an ideal destination for avid birdwatchers to witness remarkable displays of avian grace.
Guided by the experienced naturalists of “71 North Tours,” you’ll venture into the surrounding tundra and coastline, where a tapestry of avian wonders awaits. Keep your binoculars at the ready as you search for iconic Arctic species, such as the spectacular Snowy Owl, with its pure white plumage contrasting against the stark landscape. Marvel at the graceful Northern Fulmars as they glide effortlessly over the Arctic Ocean, and be enchanted by the playful antics of the colorful Arctic Terns.
Barrow’s birding season offers a diverse and dynamic array of species throughout the year. During the summer months, witness the courtship dances of Sandhill Cranes and listen to their resonant calls filling the air. Spot the regal Spectacled Eider, a rare and endangered sea duck that finds sanctuary in the Arctic’s icy waters. As autumn arrives, witness the impressive flocks of migratory waterfowl, including Brant Geese and various species of ducks, as they gather in preparation for their southward journey.
Aside from the remarkable birdlife, your tour with “71 North Tours” provides opportunities to explore the local culture and traditions of the Iñupiat people, who have called this region home for thousands of years. Engage with community members and learn about their deep connection with the land and its wildlife, gaining insights into the harmonious coexistence between humans and nature in this remote corner of the world.
With its untamed landscapes, awe-inspiring bird species, and rich cultural heritage, the Barrow birding tour with “71 North Tours” promises an unforgettable adventure. Whether you’re an avid birder seeking elusive species or a nature enthusiast yearning for an immersive experience, this tour will leave you with cherished memories and a profound appreciation for the remarkable avian wonders of Barrow, Alaska.