East End Park/ Swanberg Dredge

These stops on the east edge of Nome (described in more detail in the Council Road section) offer freshwater ponds adjacent to the marine water coastline that attract a wide variety of spring migrant waterbirds and shorebirds as the ice is melting in late May and early June. The area is worth checking regularly because arriving species often make a short stop before moving inland. By mid-summer, early departing shorebirds gather to feed and fatten before migration.

Getting There

Latitude: 64.49329
Longitude: -165.37624
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