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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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  • I live in Haines Alaska and the Eagle Preserve is about 20 miles outside of town along the Chilkat river. The ride is beautiful anytime of the year and wildlife can be seen everywhere. From trumpeter ...  more »
  • We arrived via a jet boat to the Bald Eagle preserve on the Chilkat River in Haines. Tons, and tons of eagles. It's amazing. If you ever see any discovery or history channel specials on eagles in wint...  more »
  • We arrived in the middle of February when things are pretty slow in Haines but as soon as we walked in we were greeted warmly and given a brief tour. They have great displays if all of the animals nat...  more »