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59 ° 2' 23" N,
158 ° 27' 27" W


Dillingham (CA)


102 ft (31.09 m)

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population 424, on S coast of Snag Point at head of Nushagak Bay, 360 mi. SW of Anchorage, Bristol Bay Low.


Named in 1904 for William Paul Dillingham, 1843-1923, Governor of Vermont, 1888-90 and U.S. Senator, 1903-23. In 1903, Dillingham conducted an extensive tour with his Senate subcommittee through Alaska. This was the first comprehensive investigation of Alaska by a Congressional committee, and Senators Dillingham and Nelson became for many years the Senate's authorities on Alaska. This location was originally occupied by a Eskimo village recorded as "Ah-lek-nug-uk," by Ivan Petroff in the 1880 Census and as "Kanakanak" in the 1890 Census; it was also known as "Chogim." The post office of Killingham was extablished on Snag Point in 1904, (Ricks, 1965, p. "Nelsonville," 3 miles to the SW. About 1944 the name "Dillingham" was transferred to this site. Dillingham is now the principal settlement and sourc e

Birds Sighted Here

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Common Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull, Common Redpoll, Least Sandpiper, Northern Pintail, Bonaparte's Gull, Common Raven, Aleutian Tern, Mallard, Red-breasted Merganser, Western Sandpiper, Bank Swallow, American Robin, Pine Grosbeak, Hudsonian Godwit, Tree Swallow, Fox Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Green-winged Teal, Arctic Tern, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Black-capped Chickadee, Orange-crowned Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Sandhill Crane, Wilson's Snipe, Red-necked Phalarope, Glaucous Gull, Black-billed Magpie, Snow Bunting, Savannah Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Rusty Blackbird, Blackpoll Warbler, Northern Shoveler, Common Merganser, Parasitic Jaeger, Herring Gull, Cliff Swallow, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Varied Thrush, Bald Eagle, Boreal Chickadee, Arctic Warbler, Red Crossbill, Northern Waterthrush, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Tundra Swan, Common Goldeneye, Red-necked Grebe, Semipalmated Plover, Short-billed Dowitcher, Greater Yellowlegs, Slaty-backed Gull, Red-throated Loon, Common Loon, Alder Flycatcher, Gray Jay, Swainson's Thrush, Dark-eyed Junco, Yellow Warbler, Canada Goose, Trumpeter Swan, Anna's Hummingbird, Whimbrel, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Long-tailed Jaeger, Black-legged Kittiwake, Black-headed Gull, Pacific Loon, Double-crested Cormorant, Osprey, Northern Harrier, Great Horned Owl, Short-eared Owl, Belted Kingfisher, Black-backed Woodpecker, Merlin, Violet-green Swallow, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, White-throated Sparrow