Southeast Alaska Birding Trail Sitka

Halibut Point State Recreation Site

A nice location to view waterfowl, seabirds, shorebirds, and songbirds!

Halibut Point State Recreation Site is a good location to view waterfowl, seabirds, shorebirds, and a variety of songbirds in the adjacent forested vegetation. There is a ½ mile long trail associated with this state recreation site. Common sightings include: Harlequin Duck, Surf Scoter, Buffelhead, Common and Barrow’s Goldeneye, grebes, Black Turnstone, Surfbird, Marbled Murrelet, gulls, cormorants, and a wide variety of songbirds.

Directions:

From Sitka, travel 4.5 miles north on Halibut Point Road to the Halibut Point State Recreation Site located on the west side of the road.

Surfbird.
Surfbird. Photo: John Schoen

Birding Resources:

eBird Hotspot: Sitka--Halibut Point SRS

Other Resources:

Alaska Department of Natural Resource: Halibut Point State Recreation Site

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