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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  • Wow!!! What can be more exciting and beautiful than seeing so many bald eagles! The late run of the salmon brought so many eagles to this area. You can also see other birds and ducks in this area. The...  more »
  • A fabulous place to view eagles, ducks, and swans. The gathering in winter can attract thousands of eagles ( and crowds of photographers and viewers.) A wonder of nature.  more »
  • I went in December after the main congregation of eagles was over. There were still a lot of eagles in residence. To understand the area and it's ecological significance, you need to talk to a local g...  more »
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