Icy Strait Point, Alaska, US
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Approximately 3½ Hours
Meals not included
Explore the avian diversity of Hoonah's lush temperate rain forest and its surrounding tidal waters. Your expert local guide takes you to the best places to scope for seabirds, ducks, gulls and bald eagles.
As you depart Icy Strait Point, travel along the shore of Port Frederick, where you will see seabirds feeding in nutrient-rich waters. You'll stop at the ferry terminal and scope the surrounding area for pigeon guillemots and other gulls, ducks and seabirds. A brief stop at an active bald eagle nest allows you to marvel at the size and complexity of the nest; then, head out on the road to the Long Island causeway. Scan for shorebirds, ducks, eagles, crows, ravens, cormorants and much more.
Your guide leads your small group down a trail through mixed forest and grasslands to find a wealth of passerines (perching birds). Along the trail, you may find warblers, sparrows, flycatchers, jays, woodpeckers, sapsuckers, wrens, kinglets, swallows, swifts, hummingbirds, creepers, chickadees and thrushes. Whether you are an avid birder or a casual birdwatcher, your guide will help you to get the most out of this beautiful Alaskan experience.
Binoculars, rain jackets, and high-quality spotting scopes are provided. Minimum age is 8 years. A portion of the tour proceeds will benefit the Juneau Audubon Society for research and development of birding in the Hoonah area. Participants must be able to walk over varied uneven terrain, inclined surfaces and steps. Wear comfortable walking shoes.