Birding the High Arctic & Northwest Territories 2017
Birding the High Arctic & Northwest Territories 2017
Birding the High Arctic & Northwest Territories 2017
Birding the High Arctic & Northwest Territories 2017

Birding the High Arctic & Northwest Territories 2017 picture This unique High Arctic birding tour, a perennial favourite, takes in three different areas; the exquisite high Arctic tundra above the Arctic Circle and far north of the tree line, the boreal forest and lakes around Yellowknife, NWT, and the aspen parkland and potholes of Central Alberta. We could encounter a diverse array of birds and mammals, from King Eiders to Pacific loons, snowy owls to northern saw whet and great gray owls (depending on food supplies), long-tailed and parasitic jaegers to Sabine's and Thayer’s gulls, and muskoxen to Arctic foxes.

At Cambridge Bay on Victoria Island, yellow-billed loons nest on remote lakes, Red necked and sometimes Red Phalaropes in resplendent summer plumage inhabit ponds, tundra swans and sandhill cranes enliven the tundra, stilt and Baird’s sandpipers give their strange songs, and a scarce nesting species such as buff breasted or white-rumped sandpiper may show up. The area is steeped in history and culture, from explorers searching for the Northwest Passage to the Inuit of the western Arctic. The high quality and exciting wildlife viewing make for a long remembered tour!

day 1
Arrival and Orientation
day 2
Elk Island National Park
day 3-5
day 6
Flight to Iqaluktuuttiak (Cambridge Bay)
day 7-10
Cambridge Bay
day 11
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What to Expect

The tour begins in the evening in Leduc, just south of Edmonton, Alberta, and close to the airport. We meet for dinner at 6:30PM for a meet-and-greet and for a brief introduction and orientation. We will spend the night in Leduc.

June 29, 2017 - July 9, 2017

All prices are per person, in Canadian Dollars (CAD) unless specified otherwise, and are cash or cheque discounted.

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    $6575.00   Based on double occupancy 5% tax additional Single Supplement $750 CAD + 5% tax


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There is no ship for this trip.

What's Included

  • Flights from Edmonton to Yellowknife and to Victoria Island, return
  • A two-hour boat trip in Yellowknife Bay
  • Breakfasts and lunches included
  • All accommodations
  • Ground transportations
  • All park, conservation, and entrance fees
  • Gratuities
  • Guides

    What's Not Included

  • Flights to and from Edmonton
  • Dinners
  • Personal items
  • Mandatory emergency medical and evacuation insurance
  • Discretionary trip cancellation and interruption insurance
    • Unmatched breeding bird and flower photography opportunities
    • Amazing wildlife—from muskox to jaegers, from king eiders to yellow-billed loons—all amidst fascinating tundra and taiga habitats
    • Visit three wonderfully unique and diverse ecoregions—the high Arctic, the boreal forest, and aspen parkland and potholes