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Attu Island - USA, Alaska Highlights:
Near Islands, Aleutian Islands, Asian Birds, WW2 battle site
Attu Island is considered both the easternmost and westernmost point of the United States - easternmost longitudinally and westernmost in time zone. It is one of the Near Islands in the Aleutian Islands that trail out into the Bering Sea from the Alaskan Peninsula. Attu is also known as the premier spot in North America for observing Asian birds that have "strayed" from their normal migration routes. Look for a wide variety of birds, such as eastern curlews and Siberian species, including pechora pipits, hawfinches, and wood sandpipers. Also visit Massacre Bay, a remote outpost and site of the only land battle fought on North American soil during World War II. In June 1942 of World War II Japanese forces occupied Attu and Kiska islands but were forced to surrender them to US forces the following year.

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