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Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary

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Address: 154th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99587
Phone Number: 907-345-5014

Popular locale for viewing waterfowl and salmon.

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good spot for birders

A well preserved tidal marsh close to Anchorage. The boardwalk was in good condition. I went at low tide mid day and there wasn't much bird activity. All-inall a don't miss for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Akron, Ohio
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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A well preserved tidal marsh close to Anchorage. The boardwalk was in good condition. I went at low tide mid day and there wasn't much bird activity. All-inall a don't miss for birders and nature lovers passing by.

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North Branch, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a really cool experience and we went in the evening. We saw a moose, lots of duck and muskrats that were eating fingerlings (salmon or trout). The baby fish were jumping out the the water after bugs.

Thank Julie H
Del Mar, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice walk & viewing. We did not see as many birds that would normally be there because we were there in Sept. Most of the birds have migrated. We were there in Sept.

Thank Ginger K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a nice boardwalk. This is the everglades of Alaska. So relaxing, pretty and peaceful. I saw different species of ducks and birds and eagles too. It was raining at a distance and there was a rainbow over the marsh. A Kodak moment for sure. It didn't come out on my cell phone so good though.

Thank Betty B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband I were driving down the Kenai Peninsula from Anchorage. What a beautiful drive. We stopped at Potter Marsh Sanctuary and spent over an hour here photographing and watching birds of all kinds from terns to bald eagles to warblers. We saw muskrats, too! Just a great place to spend time along the way. When we were heading back... More 

Thank Mathilda2009
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our 1st stop on the Seward Highway was the Potter Marsh bird sanctuary. You walk on a boardwalk so it would be easy for people in wheelchairs to see birds.We saw fledgling eagles, many ducks,and swans. You can also see salmon spawning. Bring binoculars to see birds.The boardwalk is quite extensive into the marsh wetlands. There are port-a-potties, and a... More 

Thank Jo Ellen W
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a bit out of town, so hard to get to, but if you like birds or happen to be passing it is certainly worth stopping. There is a raised boardwalk so it is very easy to get around and there is an amazing array of bird life. We saw several eagles in the creek and if you scan... More 

Thank Turbogirl25
Weston, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a short drive from Anchorage and the scenery is beautiful. But it is very very small. The boardwalk is short, very easily walked. There are birds, trees, water, marshes and quite a bit to photograph but you should be done in 1/2 hour if you take your time. There were a few people strolling along the morning we... More 

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Timaru, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice board walked area, close to the city of Anchorage, for wildlife viewing. Well used by visitors and locals alike. The day we went we saw bald eagles, and spawning salmon.

Thank Kiwi3_12
Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bear tracks, dabbling and diving ducks, ravens, kingfishers, there were a few different varieties of birds to see when I visited in August. Arrive in the early morning and there will be more bird activity. Also many birds are only passing through the sanctuary and will arrive at specific times of the year.

Thank BMfromON

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