Nome is also famous for being the only spot where one reasonably has a chance of seeing the Bristle-thighed Curlew in the continental United States. The spot to go and look for the curlew is Coffee Dome, where our intrepid birders are walking while listening for curlews. The dome's slope is not too steep, but the vegetation there is spongy, so that walking can be difficult. It is quite an adventure, but a fun adventure.
[photo © guide Chris Benesh]