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Barney the Eagle
King Eider
The King Eider (Somateria Sectabilis)
summer along the north arctic coast
of Alaska and winter on the Bering
Sea. They are large Sea Ducks that
spend most of their lives on the water.
They prefer Mussels and small Crab
as a diet. King Eiders are known to
dive up to 120 feet for their food.
Their plumage makes them one of
Alaska’s most easily recognized

The Common Loon is found
throughout Alaska south of the
Brooks Range. They are migratory
and winter along the Pacific Coast
from Washington to California.
The Loon is a large bird up to
36" in length with a very distinctive
call. They feed mainly on small
fish. Loons are very common here
in Mat-Su waterways. The local
population is decreasing mostly
due to encroachment on their
habitat by man.

               Snowy Owl                                                                                                           Chocolate Owl     
The Smew (Megellus Albellus)
is a small waterfowl averaging
15" in length and weighing only
a pound and a half. They summer
in the Aleutians and migrate in
the winter as far as the northern
Mediterranean. Their population
is currently stable.

Arctic Puffin

Barrow’s Goldeneye
The Barrow’s Goldeneye is a medium sized
diving duck. The Goldeneye is common
throughout central and southeast Alaska
every summer. The bird migrates to the
northwest states during the winter. The
Goldeneye is also found in northeast
Canada and Iceland. Goldeneye chicks
are very independent and commonly may
join another hen’s brood. The population
of this duck is rated as stable

The Bufflehead is one of north america’s
most common duck. Summer season finds
them across Canada and Alaska. During the
fall they migrate to the lower 48 and Mexico
The Bufflehead is known for its odd shaped
and oversized head. This bird is unusually
silent . The Bufflehead population was in
danger in the mid 1950's but has recovered
and currently is considered stable. The
Bufflehead usually mates for life.

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