If you’re looking for bird watching in Kodiak, Alaska, there’s one place where you should absolutely go – the Afognak Wilderness Lodge! The beautiful scenery and wide variety of birds here make it a bird watcher’s dream come true. If you’ve yet to experience the beauty of bird watching in Kodiak, we invite you to immerse yourself in it here at our wilderness lodge and we’ll treat you to an experience that you’ll never forget!

Prepare Yourself!

Before you go bird watching in Alaska, you’re going to want to get all of your things ready so that you’ll be prepared for both watching the birds and taming the wilderness. If you’ve been bird watching before (especially in colder weather), you probably have your own gear prepared, but if you’re new to bird watching, we’d like to provide you with some recommendations on things to bring:

  • Warm clothes
  • Another layer of clothes
  • A third layer of clothes (seriously – it’s cold outside!)
  • Waterproof boots
  • A rain jacket with a hood
  • Binoculars
  • A camera
  • An extra memory card, if necessary
  • Insect repellent
  • A field guide or bird list

What Birds to Watch For

One of the best things about bird watching in Kodiak, Alaska is that you’ll find over 240 species of birds here! You’ll always see something new here, especially if you come and visit us during different seasons. Some birds are more plentiful during certain seasons and some may only stay around for a few months of the year – all the more reason to come visit throughout the year! Some of our favorite birds that we like to watch out for include:

  • Black-legged Kittiwakes
  • Rock Sandpipers
  • Black Turnstones
  • Black Oystercatchers
  • Harlequin Ducks
  • Steller Eiders (threatened species)
  • Pine Grosbeaks
  • Red-Breasted Mergansers
  • Barrow’s Goldeneyes
  • Bald Eagles

Visit Us for Your Bird Watching in Alaska!

We invite you to come visit us some time for your bird watching in Kodiak, Alaska! If you want to schedule a visit to our lodge, feel free to give us a call at 360-799-3250. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or comments. We hope to see you soon and we’ll be glad to provide you with some of the most interesting bird watching you’ll find anywhere!