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Adak Island

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51 ° 47' 3.998" N,
176 ° 38' 25.001" W


Aleutians West (CA)

Nearest City



Ina Island,


Split Top,


581 ft (177.09 m)

Adak Island in Detail.

Getting There


Mountainous island lying near the center of the Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands. 28 miles long. 711 square kilometers in area.


Aleut name reported as "Ayasgh" or "Kayaku" by Maxim Lazerov in 1761 (Coxe, 1787, p. 81). Adakh" by Lieutenant Sarichev (1826, map 3), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), and Captain Tebenkov (1852, map 28), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN). adaq" which R. H. Geoghegan translates as "father."

Birds Sighted Here

Sorted by Most Common to Least Common Viewings

Whiskered Auklet, Short-tailed Shearwater, Black-legged Kittiwake, Northern Fulmar, Ancient Murrelet, Glaucous-winged Gull, Tufted Puffin, Lapland Longspur, Emperor Goose, Greater Scaup, Harlequin Duck, Cackling Goose, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Common Murre, Black Scoter, Horned Puffin, Snow Bunting, Red-breasted Merganser, Common Eider, Sanderling, Common Goldeneye, Marbled Murrelet, Brambling, Bald Eagle, Pelagic Cormorant, Eurasian Wigeon, White-winged Scoter, Bufflehead, Crested Auklet, Laysan Albatross, Rock Sandpiper, Horned Grebe, Pigeon Guillemot, Parakeet Auklet, Mallard, Gray-crowned Rosy Finch, Common Raven, Arctic Tern, Long-tailed Duck, Red-necked Stint, Rock Ptarmigan, Least Auklet, Aleutian Tern, Wood Sandpiper, Ruddy Turnstone, Red-necked Phalarope, Bar-tailed Godwit, Kittlitz's Murrelet, Sandhill Crane, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Common Redpoll, Pacific Swift, Pacific Loon, Red-necked Grebe, Western Sandpiper, Red-faced Cormorant, Song Sparrow, Canvasback, Black Oystercatcher, Tufted Duck, Northern Shoveler, Pacific Golden-Plover, Parasitic Jaeger, Pacific Wren, Red Phalarope, Semipalmated Plover, Dunlin, Pectoral Sandpiper, Thick-billed Murre, Cassin's Auklet, Glaucous Gull, Arctic Loon, Whooper Swan, Gadwall, Hawfinch, Common Gull, Black-footed Albatross, Peregrine Falcon, American Wigeon, Barrow's Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Common Snipe, Wilson's Snipe, Buff-bellied Pipit, Whimbrel, Lesser Scaup, Wandering Tattler, Red-throated Loon, Great Egret, Tundra Bean Goose, Aleutian Cackling Goose, King Eider, Surf Scoter, Long-billed Dowitcher, Pomarine Jaeger, Common Loon, Yellow-billed Loon, Sooty Shearwater, Pine Siskin, Greater White-fronted Goose, Smew, Baird's Sandpiper, Greenshank, Black-headed Gull, Short-eared Owl, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Snow Goose, Tundra Swan, Garganey, Falcated Teal, Common Pochard, Steller's Eider, Common Cuckoo, Lesser Sand Plover, Bristle-thighed Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Temminck's Stint, Common Sandpiper, Gray-tailed Tattler, Herring Gull, Slaty-backed Gull, Fork-tailed Storm-petrel, Cook's Petrel, Cliff Swallow, Northern Wheatear, Eastern Yellow Wagtail, Hoary Redpoll, Bean Goose, Baikal Teal, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Spectacled Eider, Hooded Merganser, Western Grebe, Oriental Cuckoo, Black-bellied Plover, American Golden Plover, Common Ringed Plover, Far Eastern Curlew, Red Knot, Long-toed Stint, Little Stint, Least Sandpiper, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Terek Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Marsh Sandpiper, Long-tailed Jaeger, Black Guillemot, Rhinoceros Auklet, Red-legged Kittiwake, Black-tailed Gull, Common Gull, Iceland Gull, White-winged Tern, Common Tern, Leach's Storm-petrel, Osprey, Northern Harrier, Rough-legged Hawk, Belted Kingfisher, Eurasian Kestrel, Merlin, Northern Shrike, Eurasian Skylark, Tree Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Wood Warbler, Dusky Warbler, Eyebrowed Thrush, Dusky Thrush, Grey-spotted Flycatcher, Siberian Rubythroat, White Wagtail, Red-throated Pipit, Common Rosefinch, Pine Grosbeak, Red Crossbill, Rustic Bunting, American Tree Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Rusty Blackbird, Yellow Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler

Places Near Adak Island

Chaxchim-gutikix, Finger Shoal, Head Rock, Kuluk Shoal, North Spit, South Spit, Yalus,


Adak Bight, Aduutuqix, Andrew Bay, Bay of Islands, Bay of Waterfalls, Beverley Cove, Beyer Bay, Blind Cove, Boot Bay, Camel Cove, Campers Cove, Cataract Bight, Chapel Cove, Chaxchim-qakuudguu, Chuqax, Expedition Harbor, False Bay, Finger Bay, Finger Cove, Fisherman Cove, Gannet Cove, Hammerhead Cove, Hidden Bay, Iixtagagiidax, Kimlaliilux, Kuluk Bay, Middle Arm Three Arm Bay, North Arm Three Arm Bay, Qaluugix Hiliixsax, Ringgold Sound, Scabbard Bay, Shagak Bay, South Arm Three Arm Bay, Sweeper Cove, Trappers Cove, Unalga Bight,


Barnard Point, Beverley Point, Blind Point, Boot Point, Campers Point, Cape Adagdak, Cape Kagigikak, Cape Kiguga, Cape Moffett, Cliff Point, Fox Point, Hammerhead, Ixusis, Kelp Point, Low Point, Low Point, Lucky Point, Mid Point, Middle Point, Range Point, Split Point, Thunder Point, Turret Point, Vincennes Point, Wedge Cape, Zeto Point,


Argonne Channel, Hadgii, Hell Gate,




Bonny Rose Lake Dam, Lake Demarie Dam, Lake Leone Dam, Mitchell Creek Dam, North Lake Dam Nw Side, North Lake Dam Se Side, Nurses Creek Dam,


Ayagaachux, Red Bluff,


Acorn Rock, Adak Island, Agux, Anglamax, Argonne Island, Black Island, Cascade Rock, Channel Islands, Cormorant Island, Crone Island, Dora Island, Eaglet Rocks, Elf Island, Gannet Rocks, Green Island, Ina Island, Large Rock, McCulloch Rock, North Island, North Rocks, Pit Rock, Plum Island, Plum Island Rocks, Pulpit Rocks, Red Rock, Ringgold Island, Sachem Head, Sea Parrot Island, South Island, South Rocks, Staten Island,


Andrew Lake, Chidaglix Hanii, Clam Lagoon, Lake Constant, Hatchet Lake, Lake Leone, Miti Lake, Mitt Lake, Lake Ringgold,


Mount Adagdak, Mount Moffett, Mount Reed, Split Top, Mount Vincennes,


The Race,


Sweeper Creek,


Happy Valley,


Hospital Valley,


White Falls,