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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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  • We did see some eagles, but not as many as we had hoped for. But the area was wild and beautiful and we did see bears and moose  more »
  • Wonderful work done here. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is my aversion to seeing the huge eagles penned. It's a large enclosure and were told the birds have issues that would NOT allow them to...  more »
  • An early start for the trip from Skagway to Haines to visit the eagle preserve, but well worth it. It was cold out on the river so take up the offer of extra layers and waterproofs! Really enjoyed thi...  more »