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Open in The Map Kodiak on The Map


57 ° 47' 24" N,
152 ° 24' 25.999" W


Kodiak Island


49 ft (14.94 m)

Kodiak in Detail.


on NE coast of Kodiak Island.


Local name derived from Kodiak Island and first published by the U.S. Post Office Department when the Kodiak post office was established in 1869 (Ricks 1965, p. 35). The post office was discontinued in 1875 and reestablished in 1888. The town was founded in 1792 by Alexander Baranov, Manager of the Shelikov (later the Russian American) Company from 1792 to 1808. He named it "Pavlovsk Gavan" or "Paul's Harbor." Baranov moved Shelikov's settlement at Three Saints Harbor to this location because "the land surrounding it was higher and drier * * * it was surrounded by the timber needed to build boats, buildings and better fortifications * * *." (Ameigh and Chaffin, 1962, p. 45). The 11th Census in 1880 (1893, p. 74) reported, "The most important permanent settlement in the Second district is Kadiak, designated on our charts as St. Paul. The place was selected as a central station and headquarters of the Russian fur-trading companies in the year 1789 on account of its good harbor and close

Birds Sighted Here

Sorted by Most Common to Least Common Viewings

Common Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull, Black-legged Kittiwake, Greater Scaup, Black Scoter, Emperor Goose, Rock Sandpiper, Steller's Eider, White-winged Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Black Oystercatcher, Surf Scoter, Pine Siskin, Gadwall, Harlequin Duck, Pelagic Cormorant, Bald Eagle, Red Crossbill, Mallard, Bufflehead, Common Murre, American Crow, Surfbird, Crested Auklet, Varied Thrush, Common Raven, Common Goldeneye, Black Turnstone, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Horned Puffin, Double-crested Cormorant, Bohemian Waxwing, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, Gray-crowned Rosy Finch, Tundra Swan, Common Merganser, Black-billed Magpie, Northern Pintail, Dunlin, Red-breasted Merganser, Green-winged Teal, Tufted Puffin, Pine Grosbeak, Trumpeter Swan, Common Eider, Red-necked Grebe, Pigeon Guillemot, White-winged Crossbill, Horned Grebe, Barrow's Goldeneye, Fox Sparrow, American Wigeon, Dark-eyed Junco, Pacific Loon, Common Loon, Pacific Wren, Common Redpoll, Cackling Goose, Red-throated Loon, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Song Sparrow, Yellow Warbler, Herring Gull, Glaucous Gull, Arctic Tern, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Hermit Thrush, Wilson's Snipe, Northern Shoveler, Canada Goose, Wilson's Warbler, Great Blue Heron, Belted Kingfisher, Common Starling, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Orange-crowned Warbler, Marbled Murrelet, Iceland Gull, Yellow-billed Loon, Peregrine Falcon, Brambling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-bellied Plover, Greater Yellowlegs, Red-faced Cormorant, Downy Woodpecker, Bank Swallow, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Brown Creeper, Cedar Waxwing, Greater White-fronted Goose, Canvasback, Willow Ptarmigan, Rufous Hummingbird, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Wandering Tattler, Slaty-backed Gull, Golden Eagle, Merlin, American Dipper, White Wagtail, Lapland Longspur, White-crowned Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Eurasian Wigeon, Redhead, Common Pochard, Tufted Duck, Spectacled Eider, King Eider, Anna's Hummingbird, Costa's Hummingbird, Semipalmated Plover, Ruddy Turnstone, Pectoral Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, Ancient Murrelet, Laughing Gull, Franklin's Gull, Black-tailed Gull, Common Gull, Western Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Northern Goshawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Snowy Owl, Boreal Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Red-breasted Sapsucker, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Northern Shrike, Tree Swallow, Townsend's Solitaire, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Snow Bunting, American Tree Sparrow, Harris's Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Rusty Blackbird, Townsend's Warbler, Rock Pigeon

Places Near Kodiak

Pestriak, Yelovoi,


Kashevaroff Mountain,


Channel Rock, Cyane Rock, Discovery Rocks, Hutchinson Reef, Kalsin Reef, Kodiak Rock, Nyman Spit, Pinnacle Rock, Refuge Rock, Saint George Rock, Vasilief Rock,


Balika Basin, Balika Cove, Brookers Lagoon, Chasovina Cove, Chiniak Bay, Cook Bay, Crab Lagoon, Gibson Cove, Helen Bay, Icon Bay, Island Bay, Isthmus Bay, Kalsin Bay, Knee Bay, Kodiak Harbor, Little Cove, Middle Bay, Mill Bay, Monashka Bay, Neva Cove, Pelenga Bay, Saint Herman Bay, Saint Herman Harbor, Saint Paul Harbor, Shahafka Cove, Shakmanof Cove, Sunny Cove, Trip Cove, Vera Bay, Womens Bay,


Finny Beach, Happy Beach, Holiday Beach,


Azimuth Point, Black Point, Broad Point, Bruhn Point, Chiniak Point, Cliff Point, Course Point, East Cape, Entrance Point, Frye Point, Icehouse Point, Isthmus Point, Kizhuyak Point, Midway Point, Miller Point, Naugolka Point, North Cape, Nyman Peninsula, Ostrof Point, Otmeloi Point, Ouzinkie Point, Pestriak Point, Pony Point, Sawmill Point, Seredni Point, Shakmanof Point, Shannon Point, South Point, Spruce Cape, Termination Point, Zapadni Point,


Narrow Strait, Narrow Strait, Ouzinkie Narrows, Woody Island Channel,


Kodiak, Ouzinkie,


Lansing Bluff,


Bettinger A Dam, City of Ouzinkie Dam, City of Ouzinkie Lower Dam, Lake Bettinger B Dam, Lake Bettinger C Dam, Lake Bettinger D Dam, Monashka Creek Dam, Pillar Creek 2 Main Dam Dike C, Pillar Creek Dam Number 2 Dike A, Pillar Creek Dam Number 3, Pillar Creek Number 1 Upper Dam A, Pillar Creek Number 1 Upper Dam B, Pillar Creek Number 2 Dike B Dam, Stovers Dam, Upper Reservoir Dam,

Fictional Places:



Bell Flats,


Bird Island, Blodgett Island, Cliff Island, Crooked Island, Eider Island, Gull Island, Hanin Rock, Holiday Island, Humpback Rock, Inner Humpback Rock, Isthmus Island, Jug Island, Kalsin Island, Kekur Island, Kulichkof Island, Long Island, Low Island, Mary Island, Middle Island, Near Island, Nelson Island, Popof Island, Prokoda Island, Puffin Island, Queer Island, Refuge Island, Rocky Islet, Round Island, Spruce Island, Svitlak Island, Taliudek Island, Three Brothers, The Triplets, Twin Islet, Uski Island, Utesistoi Island, Viesoki Island, Wooded Island, Woody Island, Zaimka Island,


Abercrombie Lake, Lake Aurel, Beaver Lake, Beaver Lake, Lake Bettinger, Buskin Lake, Lake Caroline, Lake Catherine, Lake Cicely, Dark Lake, Dolgoi Lake, Dragonfly Lake, Elephant Lake, Genivieve Lake, Heitman Lake, Hidden Lakes, Horseshoe Lake, Icehouse Lake, Island Lake, Jack Lake, Kalsin Pond, Lake Lee, Lilly Lake, Lily Pond Lake, Long Lake, Lake Louise, Mayflower Lake, Mission Lake, Neptune, Lake Orbin, Peninsula Lake, Lake Phil, Potatopatch Lake, Salt Lake, Saturn Lake, Sawmill Lake, Seldevoe Lagoon, Snag Lake, Southern Lake, Tanignak Lake, Lake Una, Uranus,


Barometer Mountain, Cope Mountain, Devils Prongs, Erskine Mountain, Heitman Mountain, Mount Herman, Monashka Mountain, Old Womens Mountain, Pillar Mountain, Pyramid Mountain, Raymond Peak,


Taller Pinnacle,


Zaimka Ridge,


American River, Buskin River, Chiniak River, Olds River,


Bear Creek, Black Canyon Creek, Devils Creek, East Fork Twin Creek, Frank Creek, Kalsin Creek, Mayflower Creek, Monashka Creek, Myrtle Creek, Panamaroff Creek, Pillar Creek, Roslyn Creek, Russian Creek, Salonie Creek, Salt Creek, Sargent Creek, Twin Creek, Virginia Creek, West Fork Twin Creek,


Barometer Mountain Trail, Boy Scout Trail, Near Island Trail, Old Womens Mountain Trail, Pillar Mountain Trail,


Aleksashkina, Mill Bay,