Southeast Alaska Birding Trail Gustavus

Bartlett River Trail

The forest is a good spot to see a wide variety of passerines.

This trail passes through a forest of spruce and hemlock along the edge of a lagoon to the mouth of the Bartlett River and associated estuary. The forest is a good spot to see a wide variety of passerines including, warblers, thrushes, sparrows, kinglets as well as shorebirds and waterbirds along the interface of the tidelands and forest edge.

Directions:

From the National Park Glacier Bay lodge and visitor center, hike up the road ½ mile to the trailhead for the Bartlett River Trail and then follow the trail for 2 miles to the end of the trail at the mouth of the Bartlett River. Trail is 4-miles round trip.

Gray-cheeked Thrush.
Gray-cheeked Thrush. Photo: Milo Burcham

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