Alaska Birding Tours

High Lonesome BirdTours offers the most comprehensive schedule of any birding company visiting Alaska, allowing you to combine trips in a convenient, cost-effective manner. Note that can realize a savings of over 10% on some our combination tours, such as, Gambell and Nome.

Frommer’s “Alaska” says:

“Among the largest and most reputable operators coming to Alaska is Arizona-based High Lonesome BirdTours ((443) 838-6589; www.highlonesometours.com), priding itself on relaxed trips for small groups. All-inclusive tours visit Kenai, Denali, Nome, Gambell, Barrow, Unalaska/Dutch Harbor, Adak and the Pribilof Islands.”

If you are interested in a combination of tours not listed on this site, please call us and we will do our best to organize the trip of your dreams.


Alaska 2018: Adak. Aleutian & Asian Vagrants

May 12, 2018
Tour Length: 6 days Est. Spaces Left: 5

Birding in the far Aleutian Islands amidst stunning volcanoes where we might find Asian vagrants along with Whiskered Auklets, Kittlitz’s Murrelets and Laysan Albatrosses.

Alaska 2018: Pribilofs, Gambell, & Nome

May 22, 2018
Tour Length: 17 days Est. Spaces Left: 0

Note: We are now full for this extended combination Pribilofs/Gambell/Nome because Nome is now full.  We have more availability for Gambell or Pribilofs alone and Gambell/Pribilofs combination. In addition, we have space on the shortened ABA Event that includes Pribilofs/Gambell/Nome.

Join us for this comprehensive, discounted tour to fhree of North America’s most productive birding destinations: St. Paul Island, Gambell and Nome. Nowhere else can so many breeding birds and potential Asian vagrants be seen. St. Paul Island hosts a huge colony of seabirds including Red-legged Kittiwakes, Red-faced Cormorants and several species of alcids. Gambell’s regular birds–Emperor Goose; Spectacled and Steller’s Eiders; Arctic and Yellow-billed Loon; Ivory Gull; Common Ringed Plover; White Wagtail–are alone worth the trip not to the mention the possibility of seeing vagrants that are blown in from the “Siberian Express” migratory route. Nome provides the only access to specialties such as Bristle-thighed Curlew; Bar-tailed Godwit; Bluethroat; Eastern Yellow Wagtail.

Discount of $1175 has been applied for booking this combination.

Photo: Bluethroat by Carl Sheely

 

Alaska 2018: Pribilofs I (St. Paul Island)

May 22, 2018
Tour Length: 4 days Est. Spaces Left: 8

Birding the “Galapagos of the North” with huge colonies of Horned & Tufted Puffins, Least, Crested & Parakeet Auklets, Red-faced Cormorants and the rare Red-legged Kittiwake as well as opportunities for Asian vagrants migrating along the “Siberian Express”

Photo: Crested Auklet  St. Paul Island  by Colin Bradshaw

Alaska 2018: Pribilofs & Gambell

May 22, 2018
Tour Length: 13 days Est. Spaces Left: 8

Join us for this comprehensive, discounted tour to two of North America’s most productive birding destinations: St. Paul Island and Gambell. Nowhere else can so many breeding birds and potential Asian vagrants be seen. St. Paul Island hosts a huge colony of seabirds including Red-legged Kittiwakes, Red-faced Cormorants and several species of alcids. Gambell’s regular birds–Emperor Goose; Spectacled and Steller’s Eiders; Arctic and Yellow-billed Loon; Ivory Gull; Common Ringed Plover; White Wagtail–are alone worth the trip not to the mention the possibility of seeing vagrants that are blown in from the “Siberian Express” migratory route.

Discount of $500 has been applied for booking this combination.

Photo:  Green Sandpiper at Gambell by Dave Mackay

 

Alaska 2018: Spring Migration in Gambell. “The Siberian Express”

May 26, 2018
Tour Length: 9 days Est. Spaces Left: 7

Birding the far north 35 miles from Siberia for Alaska specialties and Asian vagrants. This is also an opportunity to experience life in a Siberian Yupik subsistence village, few of which survive anymore. Up to five more nights can be added at additional cost.

Photo:  Great Knot    Gambell, Alaska  by: Phil Davis

Alaska 2018: Nome & The Seward Peninsula I

May 30, 2018
Tour Length: 5 days Est. Spaces Left: 2

Experience a breeding extravaganza like you’ve never seen with thousands of migrants moving in during the Spring to nest along the shores and in the high tundra of the Seward Peninsula. Access these birds over 300 miles of dirt road. This tour is co-sponsored with our partner, Rockjumper Bird Tours

Photo: Bluethroat   Nome, Alaska   by Carl Sheely

Alaska 2018: Nome & The Seward Peninsula III

June 03, 2018
Tour Length: 5 days Est. Spaces Left: 0

Experience a breeding extravaganza like you’ve never seen with thousands of migrants moving in during the Spring to nest along the shores and in the high tundra of the Seward Peninsula. Access these birds over 300 miles of dirt road. 

Photo: Bristle-thighed Curlew   Nome, Alaska   by Colin Bradshaw

Alaska 2018: Denali & Kenai I with High Lonesome BirdTours

June 07, 2018
Tour Length: 9 days Est. Spaces Left: 2

Trip to spectacular Denali National Park, then Denali Highway, the most scenic road in North America; then to Kenai Peninsula and Kenai Fjords National Park by boat. Enjoy the best of Alaska restaurants!

Photo: Alaska Range, Denali Highway by F. Davis

Alaska 2018: Barrow I. The High Arctic

June 16, 2018
Tour Length: 3 days Est. Spaces Left: 5

Farthest northern town in the US sitting along the Arctic Ocean. The best place to find Spectacled and Steller’s Eiders as well as Polar Bears.

Alaska 2018: Dutch Harbor & The Whiskered Auklet

June 19, 2018
Tour Length: 4 days Est. Spaces Left: 5

Journey to the Aleutian Islands and the largest fishing port in North America. Surrounded by spectacular mountains and wedged beween the Bering Sea and the Pacific Ocean, this is the best place to find Whiskered Auklet by boat.

Photo: Whiskered Auklet by Kirk Zufelt

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