Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Birders who travel to Nome are most likely hoping to see a Bluethroat. This Eurasian species comes only to the northwestern edge of North America for the breeding season, then migrates back across the Bering Sea to winter from Southeast Asia to northern Africa. It can be difficult to find because of its skulking habits. I finally saw this one on my fourth day in Nome, and then it put on a great performance, flying around energetically, singing, and doing a very good imitation of the calls of several other species.


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