The arrival of spring in Wrangell, Alaska means more than longer days.
The southeast Alaska community, located along the state’s scenic Inside Passage, also welcomes the largest springtime concentration of American Bald Eagles in North America. Some 2,000 American Bald Eagles land here to feed on the abundant swimming up the river. Additionally, as a major stopover on the Pacific Fly-Way, more than 200,000 shorebirds will fly through the delta in April and May.
The annual Stikine River Birding Festival, held the fourth weekend in April, was designed to educate locals and visitors about the area’s abundant wildlife and to celebrate the area’s local native heritage. Festival events include birding workshops, a local artist’s fair, and island and river birding tours.
Jet Boat Tours of the Stikine River Delta
These scenic tours allow participants to watch sea lions chasing a supper of hooligan up the Stikine River, Bald Eagles fishing, as well as flocks of shore birds and other wildlife located on the delta.
April 24-26, 2014