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Dearest Alaska: “B.T.C.U.’s” Pick Nome Every Year

A group of birders in pursuit of the bristle-thighed curlew.

“Birders” from far and wide flock to Western Alaska every year to get a glimpse of the bristle-thighed curlew: a migratory bird that nests in a remote area on Mile 72 on the Kougarok Road. This month’s episode of “Dearest Alaska” follows them on their quest.