Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, Anchorage

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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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  • Very well set out with lots of walkways, but we were there at the wrong time, so there were no birds. In the migration season the birds would be easy to see and it would be a great day out.  more »
  • We stopped here to/from our trip to Anchorage. This is such a wonderful treat very close to Anchorage. There is a wonderful boardwalk that covers a number of habitats and allows you to see a good vari...  more »
  • We visited on September 24, 2017, so many of the birds had already migrated south. But it is a beautiful boardwalk, worth taking a walk on. We did see trumpeter swans, shoveler ducks, and other birds....  more »
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  • Very nice bird sanctuary just south of Anchorage. A must-see for birdwatchers, but also for anyone else who loves to watch the beautiful scenery of Alaska
  • Amazing display of nature. We were there during the salmon run season. A huge, 42 inch, King lingering just below one of the walking bridges.
  • Es un lugar hermoso y bien cuidado, siempre buenas opciones de encontrar animales salvajes. Beautiful place well maintained, good chances to see wild life.
  • Spectacular views and wildlife. Close to many other beautiful highway stops.
  • Have been here many times; you never know what you're going to see but it's always beautiful.

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