Southeast Alaska Birding Trail Hyder

Hyder Town Center

Hyder is a great spot for bird diversity and rarities in Alaska.

Hyder is a great spot for bird diversity and rarities in Alaska, as it is the furthest east community in Alaska and also the furthest south community that is accessible from the road system. Approximately 150 species have been detected in the Hyder area according to e-Bird. Be sure to bring your passport. While there is no US check point entering Hyder, there is a Canadian checkpoint for those leaving. Lodging is very limited and seasonal so plan ahead.

Directions:

A 41-mile detour off the Cassiar Highway at Meziadin Lake Junction (on Highway 37A) brings you to the neighboring towns of Stewart, British Columbia, and Hyder, Alaska at the head of Portland Canal.

Green-winged Teal.
Green-winged Teal. Photo: Gerald Lisi, APA 2015

Trail Information:

  •  Forest Trail and Salmon River Dike Trail, another birding site, are within walking distance of Hyder.

Birding Resources:

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