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Open in The Map Whittier on The Map


60 ° 46' 23.002" N,
148 ° 41' 2" W


Valdez-Cordova (CA)


33 ft (10.06 m)

Whittier in Detail.


population 809, on NE end of Kenai Peninsula, at head of Passage Canal, 28 mi. SE of Sunrise and 50 mi. SE of Anchorage, Chugach Mts.


Port and RR terminus established during World War II. The name derived from nearby Whittier Glacier was reported in 1943 by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The population in 1950 was 629. A post office was established here in 1946 and was discontinued in 1961 (Ricks, 1965, p. 71).

Birds Sighted Here

Sorted by Most Common to Least Common Viewings

Bald Eagle, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Harlequin Duck, Black-legged Kittiwake, Herring Gull, Glaucous Gull, Pelagic Cormorant, Song Sparrow, Red-breasted Merganser, Common Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull, Varied Thrush, Spotted Sandpiper, California Gull, Steller's Jay, Orange-crowned Warbler, Bonaparte's Gull, Surf Scoter, Black Oystercatcher, Marbled Murrelet, American Dipper, White-winged Scoter, Common Goldeneye, Eurasian Collared Dove, Rufous Hummingbird, Tree Swallow, Pine Grosbeak, Arctic Tern, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Long-tailed Duck, Common Murre, Common Redpoll, American Tree Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Violet-green Swallow, Dark-eyed Junco, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Barrow's Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Ancient Murrelet, Canada Goose, Horned Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Red-necked Phalarope, Fox Sparrow, Pacific Loon, Cliff Swallow, Trumpeter Swan, Caspian tern, Barn Swallow, Pine Siskin, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Wilson's Snipe, Double-crested Cormorant, Snow Bunting, Bufflehead, White-winged Crossbill, Northern Goshawk, Downy Woodpecker, Buff-bellied Pipit, Alder Flycatcher, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Wilson's Warbler, Western Sandpiper, Thick-billed Murre, Red-throated Loon, Pacific Wren, Bank Swallow, Greater Scaup, Red-necked Grebe, Belted Kingfisher, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Iceland Gull, Northern Shrike, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Sandhill Crane, Osprey, Kittlitz's Murrelet, Common Loon, American Wigeon, Swainson's Thrush, Savannah Sparrow, Green-winged Teal, Lesser Scaup, Least Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, Northern Flicker, Lapland Longspur, Lincoln's Sparrow, Rusty Blackbird, Cackling Goose, Spruce Grouse, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Peregrine Falcon, Eurasian Wigeon, Red-tailed Hawk, Boreal Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Merlin, Pectoral Sandpiper, Red Crossbill, Pomarine Jaeger, Tufted Puffin, Greater White-fronted Goose, Fork-tailed Storm-petrel, Wandering Tattler, Snow Goose, Rock Ptarmigan, Whimbrel, Northern Harrier, Western Wood-Pewee, Rock Sandpiper, Yellow-billed Loon, Parasitic Jaeger, Short-tailed Shearwater, Horned Puffin, Willow Ptarmigan, Cattle Egret, Aleutian Cackling Goose, Semipalmated Plover, Baird's Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Rock Pigeon