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Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

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Address: Miles 8 Thru 31 Haines Highway, Haines, AK
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Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Description: One of the best places to view the bald eagle.
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Thousands Of Majestic “Buzzards in Tuxedos”

What an adventure, I have watched Bald Eagle on the High Plans of New Mexico watch them soar and swoop down for their prey, but never have I witnesses so many. No matter where... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2014
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

What an adventure, I have watched Bald Eagle on the High Plans of New Mexico watch them soar and swoop down for their prey, but never have I witnesses so many. No matter where you were you could see hundreds of the majestic bird swooping down for the salmon. Mid air acrobatics and daring dives were the norm. The drive... More 

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Boydton, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A very nice museum with 2 eagles and an educational program. Exhibits are worth spending time to see and stop for the video.

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Franklin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Frequent pullouts make it easy to safely view all portions of the Chilkat River in the Preserve. An amazing sight in the fall to see so many eagles in a relatively small area. You do need to be careful because some of the property along the river is privately owned and not always clearly marked.

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Florissant, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

In the fall, thousands of American Bald Eagles come to the Chilkat River for the last salmon run of the year. The salmon spawn up river, and the eagle claim the dead and dying fish floating back down river. Spectacular viewing of eagles fighting over the carcasses. Photographers' paradise. Easy to get there, as there is only one road out... More 

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Idaho
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101 reviews 101 reviews
21 attraction reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The Chilkat valley is an incredible place and scenery regardless of the time of year but, if you want to see the most eagles, you have to come in winter when the salmon are spawning. The 'window' for best viewing depends on both the salmon numbers and weather, specifically the elevation of the river. The lower the river flow, the... More 

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Eagles and more Eagles rafting with Andy of Haines Rafting Company was well worth it. Andy was great with his knowledge of the area and wild life was very impressive. He was on time with excellent equipment. Don’t miss the Eagles

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Umina Beach, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We hired a car in Haines and this was one place we went to see. There were so many Eagles and I got heaps of great photos. If you want to see Eagles this is the place to go.

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Houston, Texas
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105 reviews 105 reviews
15 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We tried to visit the preserve, but found the staff very unhelpful. It took them 10 days to answer an e-mail requesting basic information about the preserve. By that time, we made other plans to visit the Chilkoot River where we saw dozens of bald eagles.

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Southern California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We were here in August and I wish we could have been here in November when ALL the eagles come in for the season! We saw a few eagles, but not as many as I would have liked

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Mount Laurel
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Eight people on a rubber raft on a shallow glacial river rowed by a young, strong, experienced woman. Instead of seeing eagles at a distance in the tops of trees, the eagles were on little spits of land also in the middle of the river. The eagles paid no attention to us as they watched for salmon. The sandwiches and... More 

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