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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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Take your field glasses. This is a very pretty place South of Anchorage. You could see anything from birds to moose to bear. Go early in am or late in pm.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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76 reviews 76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I have to say that I love the layout and the walking and viewing platforms. I only rate it lower since there were not any birds, but that is not the fault of the site - it was just a bad day for birds. Even so, hard to give more stars to a bird sanctuary when you don't see anything... More 

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california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Take your field glasses. This is a very pretty place South of Anchorage. You could see anything from birds to moose to bear. Go early in am or late in pm.

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Wasilla, Alaska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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58 reviews 58 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Belgium
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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