Saint Paul Island - The Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea, Alaska, July 23 – 30, 2020
St Paul Island is located in the middle of the Bering Sea between Alaska and Russia. It is the largest of the four volcanic islands which make up the Pribilof Islands. It is also a birders paradise boasting over 240 species of birds. Thousands of nesting Horned and Tufted Puffin will be our target subjects for this amazing wildlife adventure, though Blue Fox (an endemic subspecies of Arctic fox) will be high on the list of must see and photograph!
Remote, quiet, natural-- are all words that will come to mind as we explore this out-of-the-way, isolated location. Our time will be spent in the field photographing and enjoying the sights and sounds of the great Alaskan wilderness. This trip is designed for people that love being out in nature and crave alone time with their subjects.
If you love Puffins and want to expand your portfolio to include Tufted and Horned Puffin than this is the spot you need to be. The cliffs are filled with nesting puffins during the summer months. On St. Paul we will have the ability to get close-up and personal for beautiful portrait shots. Flight photography and behavioral shots will be all around us as we sit among these incredible birds.
We will stay at the only hotel on the island and these reservations have been made in advance to assure we have these great dates! Limit 8 photographers.
Price-$5,795.00 all inclusive from Anchorage/including the flight from Anchorage to St. Paul Island, all meals and lodging, all ground transportation.
Dates- July 23-30, 2020, (7 nights)
Single supplements available $900.00
* Price is based on double occupancy
Flights to and from St. Paul Island from Anchorage. All ground transportation, local guides, accommodations, meals; coffee, tea, soft drinks and water at included meals, Bottled water during sightseeing. Complimentary Internet access and all entrance fees for the St Paul Heritage Museum and The St Peter and Paul Church. Washer/dryer available —though the price of the laundry is not included.
Excess baggage charges (each person will be allowed one checked bag up to 50lbs, one carry-on, one personal bag), gratuities to the Tour Director and drivers-approximately $200.00pp . Alcoholic beverages.and personal items.
*A detailed PDF file will be sent upon registration with a full listing of gear recommendations, clothing, etc…
To sign up for this amazing adventure CLICK HERE.
Species we may see on St. Paul include:
· Northern Fur Seal
· Arctic Fox (Blue Subspecies)
· Horned Puffin
· Tufted Puffin
· Least Auklet
· Parakeet Auklet
· Crested Auklet
· Common Murre
· Thick-billed Murre
· Northern Fulmar
· Glaucous-winged Gull
· Black-legged Kittiwake
· Red-legged Kittiwake
· Red-faced Cormorant
· Rock Sandpiper
· Ruddy Turnstone
· Gray-crowned Rosy Finch
· Pacific Wren
· Lapland Longspur
· Snow Bunting