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Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary

154th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99587
907-345-5014
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Ranked #17 of 102 Attractions in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Birdwatching
Description: Popular locale for viewing waterfowl and salmon.
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Bellflower, California, USA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

After reading the great reviews on Trip Advisor on this sanctuary I wanted to go and see it. Of course I am here on the fall so there were not tons of birds but I did see a few swans, Canadian Geese, and a few smaller birds. I was also lucky enough to see not one but two moose here... More

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Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Very nice! Large parking area w/good restrooms. Very nice boardwalks with plenty of room to view the wildlife.

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Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

you really must go in the spring when the birds are migrating. we went in the fall and only saw swans. it is however a beautiful place, wet lands filled with color.

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Denver, CO
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Just thought we would see a greater variety of birds. Boardwalks nice though, place was clean, marsh offered interesting view of fish too.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The platform allows you a great place to take a walk. We were hoping to see a variety of animals, unfortunately it was poor timing - mostly a small variety of ducks and salmon. Saw bear footprints, but no actual bear. Recommend visiting earlier in the season.

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Rice Lake, Wisconsin
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We stopped here on our drive from Anchorage to Seward in mid-August. Maybe it was just the right time of year, but we saw very few birds while we were here and those we did see were birds you could see anywhere. The views were nice but that can be said about basically anywhere you can pull off the road... More

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Toronto
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It is a nice Marsh with a good boardwalk , we just found there is very few birds here, which may well be the time of year more than the location

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a great treat just outside of town. We saw all sorts of birds from tiny nuthatches to eagles. We also saw salmon heading up stream.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've never found such an accessible and well produced opportunity to experience the workings of nature as Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, particularly during migrations. But it's not just the birds. First of all there are hundreds of yards of fenced boardwalk making the experience available to everyone, even children. No steps means handicapped accessible as well. Viewing platforms are well... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Has a great boardwalk to enjoy the many species of birds-and there were many. Told you can see moose there as well-but none showed their face on a wet and gloomy day.

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