Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

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Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve


Location:Along Haines Highway, between mileposts 8 and 30.
Facilities:Picnic sites, toilets, water, boat launch.
Activities:Eagle watching.
Special Features:The preserve provides critical habitat for the world's largest concentration of bald eagles. The area is a year-round home for 200 to 400 eagles and seasonal home to more than 3,000 eagles during the Fall Congregation (October through February). The main viewing area is between miles 18 and 24 of Haines Highway, where the Chilkat River fans out and rarely freezes.
Address:c/o Southeast Area Office
400 Willoughby Ave, 4th Fl
Juneau, AK 99801

Phone:907-465-4563
Web: www.dnr.state.ak.us/parks/units/eagleprv.htm
Size: 49,320 acres.

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Outside of the birding community, however, far fewer people are even aware that one of greatest migration spectacles on the planet is the annual return of American bald eagles to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, just a few miles north of Haines in Southeast Alaska.
The Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve was established in 1982, after a fierce battle between those who supported logging in the Chilkat Valley and those who wanted to protect the river.
From Haines Junction, Yukon Territory, Canada, to Haines, Alaska, 160 miles through Kluane Park and the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.
From Native Alaskan culture, to watching whales frolic near Adolphus Point, to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, the workings of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, bear-watching, sport fishing, and much more, Discoveries .
Amy's classes were over until September, and here she was, a fully licensed captain skippering a fast boat through the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.
The Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve is an 18-mile drive from the tiny community of Haines (population 1,800), which is accessible from Juneau by plane or via the Alaska Marine Highway ferry.
Other concerns include earth safety of the tailings impoundment dams, lifestyle change at Haines, Alaska, and impacts on the Chilkat bald eagle preserve.
Haines is home to the American Bald Eagle Foundation and the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.
Alaska Nature Tours leads the guided eagle viewing--typically a three-hour bus and walking tour through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.
That's the time when nearly 4,000 bald eagles wing their way to the 48,000-acre Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve near Haines.