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Birding on Kodiak, Alaska
Kodiak may be known for its oversized bear residents but the furry beasts are not the only creatures worth watching out for on the island. Whether by foot or boat (preferably a kayak), Kodiak is also quite the spot for birders of every feather. More than 240 species of winged ones hang out on the island, with an impressive 80 species wintering over. But for your best chance at an essential Alaska birding experience, find a way to get yourself onto a kayak or other boat, and head out for some puffin watching. The little scamps fly so darned fast. Like, seriously fast. So it's difficult to get a clear snap of them as they scoot on by but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try. The other essential AK bird outing? Eagle watching. They're all over the island. You might even get lucky and see one just hanging out in a field, close to a grazing cow.
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