Southeast Alaska Birding Trail Haines

Mud Bay

A good spot to view shorebirds during migration!

Mud Bay is a good spot to view shorebirds and waterfowl particularly during the spring and fall migrations. Arrive 1–2 hours before high tide, as the incoming tide will slowly push the birds closer to the shoreline.


From Haines, take 3rd Avenue (Mud Bay Road) 8 miles to Mud Bay.  Mud Bay Road is a paved public road with numerous road-side pull-offs.

Least Sandpiper.
Least Sandpiper. Photo: Milo Burcham

Birding Resources:

eBird Hotspot:  Chilkoot Inlet--Mud Bay

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