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Alaganik Slough

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60 ° 25' 3" N,
145 ° 24' 14" W


Valdez-Cordova (CA)

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Alaganik Slough in Detail.


distributary of Copper River, 12 mi. SE of Cordova; Malaspina Coastal Plain. 15 miles long.


Eskimo name derived from the nearby Eskimo village of Alaganik; reported as "Algonek River" in 1899 by Lieutenant Commander J. F. Moser, U.S. Navy (USN), and "Alaganik River" in 1900 by F. C. Schrader and T. G. Gerdine, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Birds Sighted Here

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Glaucous-winged Gull, Greater White-fronted Goose, Canada Goose, Long-billed Dowitcher, Mallard, Violet-green Swallow, Sandhill Crane, Cackling Goose, Bald Eagle, Tree Swallow, Common Merganser, Trumpeter Swan, Green-winged Teal, Least Sandpiper, Common Gull, Common Redpoll, Lapland Longspur, Ring-necked Duck, American Crow, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Common Goldeneye, Bufflehead, Buff-bellied Pipit, Lincoln's Sparrow, American Wigeon, Red-necked Phalarope, Western Sandpiper, Northern Shoveler, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Whimbrel, Pectoral Sandpiper, Wilson's Warbler, Red-breasted Merganser, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, Greater Yellowlegs, Northern Pintail, Song Sparrow, Barrow's Goldeneye, Pacific Golden-Plover, Wilson's Snipe, Common Raven, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Canvasback, Lesser Scaup, Horned Grebe, Black-billed Magpie, White-winged Crossbill, Savannah Sparrow, Tundra Swan, Greater Scaup, Semipalmated Plover, Lesser Yellowlegs, Varied Thrush, Hermit Thrush, Fox Sparrow, Red-necked Grebe, Rufous Hummingbird, Black-bellied Plover, Spotted Sandpiper, Northern Harrier, Red Crossbill, Yellow Warbler, Townsend's Warbler, Herring Gull, Aleutian Tern, Arctic Tern, Short-eared Owl, Belted Kingfisher, Merlin, Northern Shrike, Steller's Jay, Cliff Swallow, Pacific Wren, Gadwall, Pied-billed Grebe, Solitary Sandpiper, Parasitic Jaeger, Bonaparte's Gull, Great Blue Heron, Osprey, Golden Eagle, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Downy Woodpecker, Peregrine Falcon, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Black-capped Chickadee, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Rusty Blackbird, Yellow-rumped Warbler