Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, Anchorage

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#3 of 25 in Wildlife in Anchorage
Wander the boardwalks at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, home to a large number of waterfowl and migratory critters not far from the city. Located along the Seward Highway, the wetland area wends its way back toward the mountains from the sea. Park in the nearby lot and go for a stroll around the 472 m (1,550 ft) long boardwalk network raised above the sloughs, estuaries, and swamps, and keep your eyes peeled for eagles, gulls, terns, swans, and more as they scour the area for food. As you walk, take time to admire the natural views of the mountains and bay surrounding you as well. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary by using our Anchorage trip builder site .
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  • After I parked, I hiked around the boardwalk to see many birds and a female moose who was way in the distance. This park is off of the northbound Seward Highway and it is nearby ANC.  more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed spending time here. We even came back again at the end of our day. Saw a baby moose (once laying down, once foraging) and a teen male moose (small antlers) walking through the wa...  more »
  • Easy and short walking path. I went after the birds flew south for the winter but it is still a nice place to visit. Very serene.  more »
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