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Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, Haines

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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The Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve is a state park and wildlife refuge in the U.S. state of Alaska near Haines. Established in 1982, the park covers 49,320 acres (199.6 km²), mainly along the Chilkat River, with sections along the Klehini and Tsirku rivers.The preserve is home to the world's largest concentration of bald eagles. 200 to 400 birds live there year-round, with up to 4,000 observed during the annual Fall Congregation.The Haines Highway from miles 12–18 (km 19–29) is a popular viewing location.Further readingBugliosi, Edward F. (1988). Hydrologic reconnaissance of the Chilkat River basin, southeast Alaska: with special reference to the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Anchorage: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey.
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  • We love to see eagles and were delighted to see several. Our favorite was the eagle that was doing some fishing and caught a salmon. We also saw some nests. The visit to Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve wa...  read more »
  • Although we were there during the time bald eagles are usually there, we didn't see them at the preserve. We saw them around Haines in other locations, though. This was still a beautiful drive, with m...  read more »
  • There are many stops and pull overs to view the river, mountains and surroundings. we saw bald eagles, beautiful scenery and even mountain goats on the surrounding mountains. Everything is free, no pe...  read more »
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