Southeast Alaska Birding Trail Hoonah

False Bay

Passerines including Varied Thrush are in abundance in the adjacent old-growth forest.

False Bay is located about 25 miles from Hoonah Alaska and is accessed by Forest Service Road 8530. The area is adjacent to old growth forest that provides habitat for a nesting pair of goshawks. There are two picnic tables and a fire ring near the beach, but an outhouse is not available at this location. This is a good spot to scope for seabirds, waterbirds and waterfowl. Passerines including Varied Thrush are in abundance in the adjacent old-growth forest.

Directions:

From Hoonah take the Garteeni Highway/Airport Road 3.4 miles past the airport to where the road transitions to Kennel Creek Road 8502/8508. Turn left at the junction with Whitestone Harbor Road (Forest Service Road 8530) at mile 2.1 and drive 23 miles to False Bay. There is a road-side pull-off on the south end of False Bay.

Varied Thrush.
Varied Thrush. Photo: Milo Burcham

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