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Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary

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Address: 154th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99587
Phone Number: 907-345-5014
Activities: Birdwatching
Description: Popular locale for viewing waterfowl and salmon.

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Great for bird watchers

Potter Marsh is a great place to view or photograph migrating birds. It's a major stop over for Canada Geese, Swans and so on. The perfect times to go is in May and September... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Wasilla, Alaska
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Wasilla, Alaska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Potter Marsh is a great place to view or photograph migrating birds. It's a major stop over for Canada Geese, Swans and so on. The perfect times to go is in May and September. There are also plenty of native birds and other wildlife that hang around.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a lovely place to go park and take a walk on the wooden walk ways. The view in general is nice and you can see quite a variety of birds. The downside to this place is the busy highway it is right next to.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Get your binocular on, dont forget to bring a camera (your smartphone should be OK too) A lot of stuff to see here, not only the bird. Becarefull of the traffic!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

A nice spot to go by yourself or with friends and family. Walk the boardwalks, watch birds and fish or just find a bench and enjoy the scenery.

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Kenai, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's right along the highway to the Kenai Peninsula, on the edge of Anchorage. Lots of waterfowl - ducks, geese, grebes, etc., can be seen here in the spring and fall as they stop to rest and feed on their way to their nesting grounds in the spring and their wintering grounds in the fall. In the summer a few... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Came out to take advantage of the views and hoped to get pictures of a beautiful sunset. The winds were icy cold, but the views were still great. Having the boardwalk to walk around on make the site much easier to enjoy. Will definitely go back when the weather is warmer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

What a nice place! It's the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge. We stopped here on the first day of our Alaska trip. And boy we were lucky. We saw bald eagles and 2 moose. A perfect start for a perfect vacation. You travel through the meadow on a series of boardwalks. Along the way there are benches so you can enjoy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Stopped by Potter Marsh August 2014 on way to Alaskan Wildlife Conservation Center. Pretty area with plenty of wooden boardwalks overlooking marsh. Beautiful scenery around us. Only saw gulls and ducks but it was a nice stop to walk around and enjoy nature on a beautiful day. Clean restrooms also available.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It is just south of Anchorage on the Seward Highway. Walking the boardwalk is a relaxing way to get a little exercise while viewing the spectacular beauty of Alaskan nature. You may get lucky and spot a moose or beaver. If you are there in the fall, you may see spawning salmon. The informational placards will keep you busy as... More 

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Ayr, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

A must if you are into birding and photography, you can get so close to the birds without bothering them

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