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Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, Anchorage

#6 of 31 in Wildlife in Anchorage
Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
Wander the boardwalks at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, home to a large number of waterfowl and migratory critters not far from the city. Located along the Seward Highway, the wetland area wends its way back toward the mountains from the sea. Park in the nearby lot and go for a stroll around the 472 m (1,550 ft) long boardwalk network raised above the sloughs, estuaries, and swamps, and keep your eyes peeled for eagles, gulls, terns, swans, and more as they scour the area for food. As you walk, take time to admire the natural views of the mountains and bay surrounding you as well. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary by using our Anchorage trip builder site.
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  • 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...  more »
  • This was a very pretty place to go in the morning, walk along the boardwalk. There were 2 more areas to go walking, but we were too chilly to go do them 😂. We enjoyed this area.  more »
  • We visited here around 10pm. We got to enjoy the sunset. Right before that we got to see some sea otters through the binoculars (the ones on the decks, not our own). It was awesome. We also saw some salmon. Would definitely come here again around the same time.
  • So beautiful. Saw a lot of birds, some moose prints, salmon moving up the creek, and it was peaceful...minus the bus loads of tourists and the shooting range constantly going off across the street and the highway constantly moving...I'll come back in the winter.

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