I've got a full day in Kodiak as a buffer before my Katmai bear viewing later this month, and I'll have a rental car. I am interested in primarily in the tidepools, since there's a negative tide the morning I'll be there. I have heard that Fort Abercrombie is good for tidepooling, but I'm not sure where to go once I get in the park, since it's surrounded by water. Where are the good tidepools at Abercrombie, anybody know? Any other spots better for tidepools?
Also, I wanted to photograph birds. What's the best spot? I would imagine the lake at Abercrombie would be compelling, but does anybody know the best spot to find birds, ideally well-habituated birds that will tolerate a human nearby? I don't care what kind - I'll take shorebirds, eagles, you name it.
Thanks for any tips.