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Saint Paul Island

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57 ° 11' 2.04" N,
170 ° 16' 34" W


Aleutians West (CA)

Nearest City

Saint Paul

Saint Paul Island in Detail.

Getting There

Ravn Alaska has direct flights from Anchorage to Saint Paul. Costs will likely be between $1,000-2,000 round trip per person.

Grant Aviation has flights that go from Dutch Harbor to St. George and on to Saint Paul.


The largest of the Pribilof Islands St. Paul Island only has one town, Saint Paul. But there is still plenty to do on an island in the middle of the Bering Sea. One of the main draws to Saint Paul Island is the wildlife. With massive bird migration and rookeries, as well as half a million northern fur seals. With flowering tundra and volcanic landscapes it has an appeal to match Iceland.

There are gravel roads along the south and west edges of the island, and trails along the west, northwest, middle and northeast portions to get around the island. For the preservation of vegetation and solace of wildlife traveling off trails and roads frowned upon.

For lodging check out King Eider Inn.

It's highly suggested that you bring rain gear on your visit to St. Paul Island. When going for walks in nice weather bring a jacket with you in case the weather changes while you're out.


Early in June 1786, G. G. Pribilov left some hunters on St. George Island with provisions for the winter. A year later, on June 29, 1787 (Old Style (O.S.) calendar), an unusually clear atmosphere permitted the promyshleniki to see another large island 30 miles northward which they named "Saint Peter and Saint Paul," because it was the dedicated day of those two Holy Apostles. The first half of the name was soon lost in popular usage (Bancroft, 1886, p. 192 and 193).

Birds Sighted Here

Sorted by Most Common to Least Common Viewings

Northern Fulmar, Short-tailed Shearwater, Black-legged Kittiwake, Red Phalarope, Thick-billed Murre, Crested Auklet, Least Auklet, Common Murre, Common Eider, Parakeet Auklet, Mottled Petrel, King Eider, Harlequin Duck, Glaucous-winged Gull, Fork-tailed Storm-petrel, Long-tailed Duck, Red-legged Kittiwake, Rock Sandpiper, Ruddy Turnstone, Lapland Longspur, Tufted Puffin, Snow Bunting, Horned Puffin, Red-faced Cormorant, Gray-crowned Rosy Finch, Arctic Tern, Glaucous Gull, Northern Pintail, White-winged Scoter, Pine Siskin, Ivory Gull, Green-winged Teal, Red-necked Phalarope, Pigeon Guillemot, Western Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Steller's Eider, Black Scoter, Bar-tailed Godwit, Common Redpoll, Long-billed Dowitcher, Pectoral Sandpiper, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Pacific Loon, Pacific Golden-Plover, Ancient Murrelet, Red-necked Grebe, Greater Scaup, Eurasian Wigeon, Eastern Yellow Wagtail, Cackling Goose, Aleutian Cackling Goose, Brambling, Pelagic Cormorant, Red-throated Pipit, Bank Swallow, Leach's Storm-petrel, Long-toed Stint, Long-tailed Jaeger, Sandhill Crane, Bufflehead, Common Snipe, Common Goldeneye, Northern Shoveler, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, White-winged Crossbill, Laysan Albatross, Wandering Tattler, Red Crossbill, Black Guillemot, Pacific Wren, Hawfinch, Hoary Redpoll, Semipalmated Plover, Northern Wheatear, Emperor Goose, Bohemian Waxwing, Mallard, Sabine's Gull, Herring Gull, American Wigeon, Horned Grebe, Buff-bellied Pipit, Ruff, Red-necked Stint, Common Sandpiper, Slaty-backed Gull, Tree Swallow, Savannah Sparrow, Greater White-fronted Goose, Red-breasted Merganser, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Sanderling, Least Sandpiper, Eyebrowed Thrush, Bristle-thighed Curlew, Eurasian Skylark, Fox Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Dunlin, Parasitic Jaeger, Yellow-billed Loon, Olive-backed Pipit, Common Pochard, Tufted Duck, Gray-tailed Tattler, Grey-spotted Flycatcher, Yellow Warbler, Snow Goose, White-crowned Sparrow, Wilson's Warbler, Tundra Swan, Short-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's Snipe, Snowy Owl, Rustic Bunting, Lesser Scaup, Lesser Sand Plover, Whimbrel, Greenshank, Pomarine Jaeger, Canada Goose, Canvasback, Ring-necked Duck, Common Merganser, Baird's Sandpiper, Terek Sandpiper, Black-headed Gull, Common Tern, Short-tailed Albatross, Siberian Rubythroat, Baikal Teal, Smew, Common Cuckoo, Red Knot, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, Lesser Yellowlegs, Dovekie, Common Gull, Common Loon, Sooty Shearwater, Short-eared Owl, Cliff Swallow, American Tree Sparrow, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Bean Goose, Whooper Swan, Gadwall, Spectacled Eider, Surf Scoter, Barrow's Goldeneye, Temminck's Stint, Little Stint, Greater Yellowlegs, Marbled Murrelet, Cassin's Auklet, Rhinoceros Auklet, Bonaparte's Gull, Common Gull, Iceland Gull, Red-throated Loon, Double-crested Cormorant, Peregrine Falcon, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Arctic Warbler, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Mountain Bluebird, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, White Wagtail, McKay's Bunting, Orange-crowned Warbler, Townsend's Warbler, Lesser White-fronted Goose, Blue-winged Teal, Falcated Teal, Pacific Swift, Black-bellied Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, Black Turnstone, Stilt Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper, Jack Snipe, Marsh Sandpiper, Long-billed Murrelet, Ross's Gull, Aleutian Tern, Black-footed Albatross, Bald Eagle, Northern Shrike, Common House Martin, Wood Warbler, Willow Warbler, Varied Thrush, Bluethroat, Red-flanked Bluetail, Cedar Waxwing, Little Bunting, Chipping sparrow, Song Sparrow, Northern Waterthrush, Tundra Bean Goose, Trumpeter Swan, Garganey, Hooded Merganser, Oriental Turtle-dove, Oriental Cuckoo, White-throated Needletail, Common Swift, Rufous Hummingbird, Sora, Eurasian Coot, American Coot, Black Oystercatcher, American Golden Plover, Common Ringed Plover, Killdeer, Upland Sandpiper, Eskimo Curlew, Far Eastern Curlew, Great Knot, Surfbird, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Spoon-billed Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper, Wilson's Phalarope, Spotted Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, Kittlitz's Murrelet, Whiskered Auklet, Franklin's Gull, Black-tailed Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Arctic Loon, Great Egret, Osprey, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, White-tailed Eagle, Steller's Sea Eagle, Rough-legged Hawk, Boreal Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Belted Kingfisher, Black-backed Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Merlin, Eurasian Hobby, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Wood-Pewee, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Alder Flycatcher, Say's Phoebe, Eastern Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, Brown Shrike, Horned Lark, Purple Martin, Dusky Warbler, Northern Mockingbird, Swainson's Thrush, Dusky Thrush, Siberian Accentor, Pechora Pipit, Common Rosefinch, Bullfinch, Purple Finch, Oriental Greenfinch, Pine Bunting, Lincoln's Sparrow, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Rusty Blackbird, Ovenbird, Tennessee Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Cape May Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Palm Warbler, Western Tanager

Related Places
Einahnuhto Hills,
Places Near Saint Paul Island



Pribilof Islands,


Gorbotch Rookery, Kitovi Rookery, Lagoon Rookery, Little Polovina Rookery, Lukanin Rookery, Nah Speel, Polovina Rookery, Reef Rookery, Tolstoi Rookery, Vostochnie Rookery, Zapadni Rookery,


Northwest Reef,


English Bay, Lincoln Bight, Lukanin Bay, North Bay, Salt Lagoon, Southwest Bay, Village Cove, Walrus Bight, Zolotoi Bay,


Adguix, Chiqix Hasax, North Beach, Polovina Sands, Smiilix, Tolstoi Sands, West Landing, Zolotoi Sands,


Halfway Point, Kitovi Point, Lukanin Point, North Point, Northeast Point, Northwest Point, Polovina Point, Qakaankinga, Reef Point, Sea Lion Point, Southwest Point, Stony Point, Tolstoi Point, Tonki Point, Zapadni Point,


Anĝilasax, Ax̂alux, Black Bluffs, Crater Point, Emahnuhto Bluffs, Iĝanuta, Low Bluffs,


Bogoslof Hill, Chugilgux̂, Cone Hill, Crater Hill, Cross Hill, Lake Dune, Fox Hill, Gull Hill, Hutchinson Hill, Lake Hill, Little Polovina Hill, Low Hill, Lukanin Hill, Middle Hill, North Hill, Polovina Hill, Pot Hill, Ridge Hill, Ridge Wall, Rush Hill, Slope Hill, Telegraph Hill,


Antones Island, Ardiguen, Haystack, Kamenisti, Kitavie Rock, Otter Island, Saint Paul Island, Sea Lion Rock,


Anidax Anii, Antone Lake, BaraabraxÌ‚ Anii, Big Lake, BluudichaxÌ‚ Anii, ChaaskaxÌ‚ Anii, Chigilix Anii, Chmanax Anii, ChuguxÌ‚ Anii, ChuluugidaxÌ‚ Anii, GidaaxÌ‚ Anii, Icehouse Lake, KalukaxÌ‚ Anii, Kamenisti Lake, Kaxilax Anii, LuugixÌ‚ Anii, MaruniichaxÌ‚ Anii, Ngatxux UluuxÌ‚tanaxÃŒâ€Å, Polovina Lake, Qamgaagam Anii, Qaqa Anii, Qayam Anii, QdaxÌ‚ UlaxÌ‚ Anii, Qyaam AniidaxÌ‚, Rocky Lake, SakuchaxÌ‚ Anii, Sheep Lake, Tata Anii, TataxÌ‚ Anii, Tumdaanax Anii, UnalixÌ‚talix UluuxÃŒâ€Å, Webster Lake,

Mountain Ranges:

Einahnuhto Hills,


Saint Paul,