Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, Haines

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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 were there to photograph bald eagles at the Preserve. They are mostly congregating at mile marker 21. You can stop at mile 19, 20, and 21. The weather was warmer than normal, and the river...  more »
  • We took this excursion off of our NCL cruise ship. We took the same excursion in Sept 2018 and it was a nice sunny day. The views surrounding the river were stunning and and we saw many eagles. I...  more »
  • This could have been a 5 star had the staff not been so grumpy. The live Bald Eagles here are the best close-ups you can get. There are other raptors here also, like owls and hawks. The bear display.....  more »
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  • Amazing opportunity to see these beautiful creatures like never before
  • Wonderful place to go and beautiful landscape with all sorts of wildlife
  • Fun and safe adventure with access to view many bald eagles and get some great photos. Guides were knowledgeable. Food and drinks were average.
  • Really nice staff, my son enjoyed this immensely.
  • Spectacular eagle viewing.

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