The largest island in the Gulf of Alaska is rich in wildlife. The Kodiak bear has lived here for 12,000 years, and 3,000 live in Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, which is also an important staging post for seabirds and wintering wildfowl. Summer attracts migrant birds to nest and feed on the plentiful food supply.
- Where: Southwest Alaska
- Ideal for viewing: brown bear, humpback whale, orca, sea otter, bald eagle
- Excellent for: Whale watching, Bear watching