Information About

Narrow Cape

Quick Facts

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Location

57 ° 25' 37" N,
152 ° 19' 44" W

Region

Kodiak Island

Nearest City

Kodiak

Elevation

105 ft (32 m)

Narrow Cape in Detail.

About

E point of entrance to Ugak Bay, 3 mi. N of Ugak I., on E coast of Kodiak I.

History

Named "Cape Hollings" in 1788 or 1789 by Meares (1790, p. 304). See Wagner (1937, p. 462). In 1804 Lisianski (1814, p. 169) gave the descriptive name "Narrow Cape." About 1808-10 Sarichev published "Mys Tonkiy," Russian translation of the present name. In 1869 U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) identified it as "Low Cape."

Birds Sighted Here

Sorted by Most Common to Least Common Viewings

Long-tailed Duck, Common Gull, Aleutian Cackling Goose, Common Eider, Bank Swallow, Sooty Shearwater, Glaucous-winged Gull, Cackling Goose, Tufted Puffin, Horned Grebe, Pine Siskin, Gray-crowned Rosy Finch, Canada Goose, Pacific Golden-Plover, Red Crossbill, Northern Pintail, Greater Scaup, White-winged Scoter, Common Goldeneye, Black Turnstone, Short-billed Dowitcher, Varied Thrush, Steller's Eider, Pectoral Sandpiper, Harlequin Duck, Bald Eagle, Black Scoter, Bufflehead, Baird's Sandpiper, Mallard, Greater Yellowlegs, Double-crested Cormorant, White-winged Crossbill, King Eider, Semipalmated Plover, Least Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Common Murre, Black-legged Kittiwake, Short-eared Owl, Common Starling, Snow Bunting, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Marbled Murrelet, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Green-winged Teal, Black Oystercatcher, Long-billed Dowitcher, Pomarine Jaeger, Rhinoceros Auklet, Horned Puffin, Sabine's Gull, Arctic Tern, Black-footed Albatross, Fork-tailed Storm-petrel, Tree Swallow, American Tree Sparrow, Northern Shoveler, American Wigeon, Canvasback, Surf Scoter, Red-breasted Merganser, Ruddy Turnstone, Dunlin, Wilson's Snipe, Lesser Yellowlegs, Crested Auklet, Aleutian Tern, Pelagic Cormorant, Northern Harrier, Northern Goshawk, Belted Kingfisher, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Brown Creeper, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Lapland Longspur, Song Sparrow, Townsend's Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Greater White-fronted Goose, Tundra Swan, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Gadwall, Ring-necked Duck, Tufted Duck, Lesser Scaup, Barrow's Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Willow Ptarmigan, Red-necked Grebe, Sandhill Crane, Black-bellied Plover, American Golden Plover, Bristle-thighed Curlew, Whimbrel, Bar-tailed Godwit, Red Knot, Surfbird, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Stilt Sandpiper, Sanderling, Rock Sandpiper, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Red-necked Phalarope, Spotted Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, Wandering Tattler, Wood Sandpiper, Parasitic Jaeger, Pigeon Guillemot, Kittlitz's Murrelet, Ancient Murrelet, Bonaparte's Gull, Herring Gull, Iceland Gull, Slaty-backed Gull, Red-throated Loon, Pacific Loon, Common Loon, Yellow-billed Loon, Northern Fulmar, Mottled Petrel, Buller's Shearwater, Short-tailed Shearwater, Red-faced Cormorant, Osprey, Golden Eagle, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Shrike, Barn Swallow, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Pacific Wren, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Hermit Thrush, Buff-bellied Pipit, Pine Grosbeak, Common Redpoll, Fox Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Rusty Blackbird, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler