Home to Tufted Puffins and Black-legged Kittiwakes: Bogoslof Island, Alaska

Audubon – Bogoslof Island, and tiny Fire Island next to it, are located in the Bering Sea, about 40 km north of Umnak Island in the Aleutian Islands chain.

Bogoslof Island is unique among the Bering Sea seabird colonies in being an active volcano. The earliest eruption recorded by western observers was in the 18th century, the most recent in 1992. The main island consists of several rock towers and a central plateau of volcanic ash. The surrounding pebble beach is an important haul-out for Northern Fur Seals and Steller’s Sealions.

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