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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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Worthwhile If You Enjoy Nature

Free. Number and kind of birds seen depends upon the season, weather and time of day. A good place to visit if you enjoy nature. Field glasses are a help.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Dearborn, Michigan
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Dearborn, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Free. Number and kind of birds seen depends upon the season, weather and time of day. A good place to visit if you enjoy nature. Field glasses are a help.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Potters Marsh is a beautiful place to visit. The boardwalk is lovely for a walk and to view all types of birds. We went in the late afternoon and were able to get amazing photos.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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98 reviews 98 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Nice place for some excellent photos, and watching a variety of birds. A nice boardwalk along parts of the marsh, other parking places around the marsh.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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76 reviews 76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
65 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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7 helpful votes 7 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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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