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Belted kingfishers (Megaceryle alcyon) are found across much of North America, including Valdez, Alaska. Kingfishers are often seen diving from a tree branch towards water to hunt for small fish or insects.

a kingfisher sitting on a tree branch; grass in background

Photo by Gary Minish

Viewing Locations

Look for belted kingfishers in Valdez along the Duck Flats or the adjacent Dock Point hiking trail.