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Written by James (Jim) L. Hailey   
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 08:46

This is definitely my last trip leading a TOS group to Alaska. This will make the 10th like this that I have done. As one of my friends recently said to me “this is the end of an era with many good memories.” I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of them and look forward to this one as well. This trip includes several days birding in the Anchorage area—Potter’s Marsh, Eagle River Nature Center, Westchester Lagoon, Hillside and Kinkaid Parks—a four day excursion in Nome where we explore 225 miles of wilderness roads in search of birds and mammals, a two day trip to the most northern point in North America—Barrow—a two day adventure in Seward where we spend a full day out in the Kenai Fjiord National Wildlife Area looking at seabirds and ocean mammals and we complete this adventure with a three day trip along the magnificent old Denali Highway. This is truly a trip everyone remembers for a lifetime.

The cost of the trip is $3500.00 & $3525.00 for non TOS members and that includes airfare within Alaska to Nome and Barrow, all transportation and fees, a full day private pelagic trip out of Seward and 10 years of my experience. It does not include your transportation to or from Anchorage, meals, incidentals, or lodging. You can expect to spend between $30 $ 40 per day for meals and lodging averages about $140 per day. If you have a roommate you can reduce this cost by ½. This year our trip will begin in Nome and end on the Denali Highway portion. You will need to arrive by June 3 and your flight to Nome will be on June 4th. You can plan on departing on June 17th after 5 P.M. Space is limited to 14 participants and it is already about half full. So if you want a spot I think you need to act soon.

We usually see between 150 and 160 species, 17 mammals and the most amazing landscape I have ever encountered. You can secure spot by sending a $500 deposit made out to Jim Hailey and mail it to 110 Lavaca Lane, Georgetown, TX 78628. I suggest you contact me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it before sending your check to make sure space remains available.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 October 2014 13:06
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The Texas Ornithological Society (TOS) was founded in 1953 as a nonprofit organization. The purpose of the Society is to promote the discovery and dissemination of knowledge of birds; to encourage specifically the observation, study and conservation of birds in Texas; to encourage the formation of local birding clubs; and to stimulate cooperation among professional ornithologists.


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