I just got a call from Tom on the satellite phone. They made it to the western shore of Nunivak Island. It took them 5 days by boat. But they saw puffin and spotted seals. Sounds like they are having a grand time. They have also dragged along a college intern named Eddie. Their research on nesting sea birds will take them 2 1/2 weeks. Stay tuned for more on this birding adventure.