The Alaskan Town That’s Overrun by Bald Eagles

Great Big Story visits the Unalaska, Alaska (population 4,376) to learn more about the crazy amount of majestic bald eagles that inhabit the small island town from Carlin Enlow, Unalaska’s tourism board director.

“A bald eagle is an exciting, rare sighting for most Americans. But on this Alaskan island, our national symbol is as common as a beachside seagull. You can find them everywhere—lurking above the post office, inspecting the trash, waiting patiently for the local fishing boats to return with the day’s catch, even hanging out in front of the town church. In Unalaska, Alaska, everyone has an eagle story.”

Previously: How ‘Game of Thrones’ Saved a Small Farm in Northern Ireland