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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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  • The preserve is basically a large conservation area along the river by the Haines Highway. The eagles congregate here by the thousands in fall an early winter (perhaps longer). We had poor weather thr...  more »
  • This was a great raft ride. I mistakenly believed that we would have seats in the raft but there is a rope which goes around the raft that you can hold onto as you sit on the outer edge of the raft. W...  more »
  • 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...  more »