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Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary

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154th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99587
+1 907-345-5014
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Popular locale for viewing waterfowl and salmon.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seward highway” (52 reviews)
“salmon” (80 reviews)
“nice boardwalk” (23 reviews)
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154th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99587
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+1 907-345-5014
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"seward highway"
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"salmon"
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"nice boardwalk"
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"board walk"
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"long boardwalk"
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"elevated boardwalk"
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"arctic terns"
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"spring and fall"
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"trumpeter swans"
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"bald eagles"
in 23 reviews
"interpretive signs"
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"stretch your legs"
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"great stop"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Eagles nesting in trees towards the mountains, spawning salmon in marsh, moose grazing in marsh. Birds in abundance including ducks, geese, swans and eagles. Pretty cool place for a day walk along the boards.

Thank YankeeDevils
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had passed the sanctuary several times as we traversed the highway. Every time we went by there there seemed like there were 1,000s of birds. So we got up one morning to make a trip there. Sadly, we only saw a few birds. And...More

Thank Rick C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by here on a whim and ended up spending over an hour exploring. We saw a moose, a bald eagle, swans, geese, arctic terns, kingfisher and many other birds in this beautiful setting. Plus, it's free.

Thank Cindi M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful trails and vantage points, we throughly enjoyed all the birds and other wildlife we saw. Worth a look

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came out to look for moose and bears but only saw birds. It's a lovely peaceful location and so clean. Birds flying and nesting all around. It's a place you could just sit and watch for as long as you wished, there is always...More

Thank Carole W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This wonderful birding site is conveniently located 10-15 minutes south of Anchorage. The birding is even better from a pullout about a mile south of the boardwalk

Thank Kenneth U
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Friendly locals gave us tips for best viewing and photo times, and one even guided us to a site where two eagles were protecting their territory!

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary is a great place to see the many birds in this part of Alaska. On our drive, it was rainy and cold, but we still had a great time seeing the birds and fowl.

Thank Carmen W
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

It was my first contact with nature in Alaska, since I visited during my drive from Anchorage to Seward. There were not so many birds late September, since it's almost winter. It's probably better during summer time. But it was a safe stop, good for...More

Thank Diogo T
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Located along the Seward Highway, just south of Anchorage. Good access and boardwalks make this easy place to visit. Take your time walking the boardwalk and trails to watch the birds and to get some good views of the mountains. Spring, Fall and Summer are...More

Thank Alaska T
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richsprt
5 February 2018|
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Response from Kurt E | Reviewed this property |
The best time to visit is late May and June for birding, but there are plenty of interesting birds to see in July. The bald eagles are usually in their nest feeding their fledglings. This is one of the best birding sites... More
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Elizabeth A
28 January 2018|
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Response from Mary136 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We visited Potters Marsh on a bus tour of Alaska. It was a free big parking lot with boardwalk along the marsh, filled with birds and water wildlife. It was totally free, a nice opportunity to take a walk and observe the... More
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