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Chiniak Bay

Owner Robin Corcoran

  • 4
  • 12 mi

Birding from the fly bridge of the Ursa Major II for the seasonal intern bay cruise. Left the channel headed SW, passed Puffin Island then went to Refuge Island, south end of Long Island to view humpback w/calf, returned through the channel between Long and Woody Islands to channel.


  1. Number observed: 5
  2. Number observed: 4
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 2
    Female 2
    Sex Unknown
  3. Number observed: 2
  4. Number observed: 1
  5. Number observed: 8
  6. Number observed: 40

    Comments: At least 8 pairs seen around humpback whales, numerous in the passage between Woody & Long Islands.

  7. Number observed: 4

    Comments: First of the season, seen with Tufted Puffins by Puffin Island and later in flight w/Tufted Puffin. Clearly distinguished by white belly.

  8. Number observed: 320

    Comments: Large flocks seen around puffin island, others scattered across the bay

  9. Number observed: 2200

    Comments: Including estimate of birds seen at Gibson Cove colony

  10. Number observed: 8
  11. Number observed: 5
  12. Number observed: 2
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