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Friday, December 27, 2013

Audubon maps important birding areas on Alaska waters

Hundreds of emperor geese take off from the banks of Sargent Creek after being startled by a photographer in Kodiak, Alaska. Audubon Society has collated and interpreted information from databases and decades of government surveys to create an interactive map of important areas for more than 33 million seabirds and 150 species along North America’s Pacific Coast.