Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary

Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary

Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary
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Popular locale for viewing waterfowl and salmon.
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worldtraveller99
Greater London, UK2,690 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We loved walking on the boardwalk among the ponds, and also seeing the salmon swimming up the river. It is very relaxing there, though at the end of July we didn't see much else. What made it less relaxing was the constant barrage of noise from the gun range nearby, plus the highway which the boardwalk borders. Maybe could have built it further away into the wetland area? And it was free, which seems to be unusual in the USA.
Written August 13, 2022
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Robin G
Edison, NJ33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
We have visited Potter Marsh a few times and it is one of our favorite places near Anchorage! We always meet interesting and friendly people there. The boardwalk is clean and straight. We saw many different kinds of birds, and one moose.
Written September 27, 2022
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flosventure
Arizona161 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We had a 20min stop as part of a tour to see the Potter Marsh. I honestly didn't see a single bird that time and I've passed the Sanctuary a couple more times during my stay there and have never seen anything. What we did see was the salmon in the small river, that was pretty cool, so no wildlife for me. However, it was a cloudy, rainy day when I went and the clouds with the mountains and the grass made it quite a mystic landscape which was cool to experience and take pictures of.
Written August 20, 2021
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Polaroids & Drinkin Stories
United States1,512 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Stopped here on my way back from Girdwood. It's right off the main highway. I was here in November and there were only a few people around. Not much bird-sighting. I think one eagle flew over. I imagine other times of the year it's much more active. It's a nice boardwalk system set up over some marsh lands. Nice place to watch sun set as well. Not a bad way to spend an hour or so.
Written November 28, 2020
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BarryH
Boston, MA36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
I wasn't sure what to expect from Potter Marsh but I was pleasantly surprised. The marsh is very pretty and has long boardwalks to make it easy to traverse. We saw several birds/ducks here including 2 Bald Eagles (who were posing for pictures). There are several explanatory signs to help explain what you're looking at.
Written October 10, 2021
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preciousness22
United States818 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
We were lucky enough to see this area during our recent September trip. All the autumn colors were in bloom and really put on a show for us. The marsh is a quiet, peaceful area with gorgeous mountain views in the background. It is just outside of Anchorage and is a great stop for photos and to see wild birds.
Written September 25, 2021
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MIOWSHU
Key Largo, FL122 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
This is an easy stop right off the Seward highway. We parked easily and waked the raised boardwalk left then right. It was quiet while we were there, we saw various fowl. Looked like great moose habitat.
Written September 15, 2022
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CarlaZ513
Loveland, OH81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We stopped here on our way to Anchorage from Seward. It's free admission and free parking. Just a nice stroll along the boardwalk above the marsh. Great chance to stretch your legs and possibly see some birds. There are numerous signs that provide some information about how the marsh formed and some of the wildlife that inhabit the area.
Written June 27, 2022
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carynsdad
Cerritos, CA113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We stopped here on our way back to Anchorage. Beautiful, HUGE setting, with great written signs along the extensive walking path, explaining what to look for. Easy to miss if you don’t know it’s there.
Written September 12, 2022
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924cindyk
Las Vegas, NV43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We stopped at the Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary to watch for wildlife. The wooden walkways are elevated and in very good condition. We saw a moose and several species of birds while there. The only worry we had was the ease on entrance onto the walkways which would allow wildlife (bears) easy access and nowhere to exit from except from the entry point. Maybe a second exit point would be a great safety measure. Right off the highway and with a view of the ocean.
Written January 8, 2020
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