Cemetery Ponds

Bordering the cemetery hill to the north, at the intersection of Center Creek Road and the west extension of the Nome ByPass Road, a large man-made pond from placer mining operations that is slowly becoming vegetated is a good place to find a few species of nesting waterbirds. Red-necked grebe, glaucous gull, greater scaup, northern shoveler, and green-winged teal may be found near the center and edges of the pond. Over the years some unusual species, such as spectacled eider, long-toed stint, and other shorebird specialties, have been observed at this location as well.

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Latitude: 64.50989
Longitude: -165.41938
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