Southeast Alaska Birding Trail Klawock

Klawock Inlet

The large number of coho and sockeye salmon attract bears and Bald Eagles.

Klawock Inlet is where the Klawock River enters the saltwater inlet and associated bay. The inlet is a good location to see seabirds, waterfowl and shorebirds. There are several locations near town where you can see the inlet, one interesting spot is from the fish ladder located at the Prince of Wales Hatchery. Here you will see a large number of coho and sockeye salmon. The salmon attracts bears and Bald Eagles throughout the summer and fall. There are restrooms and interpretive signs at the hatchery and the hatchery can be contacted regarding hours of operation and facility tours. Birds at this location include: Bald Eagle, Trumpeter Swan, Bufflehead, Mallard, Black Turnstone, Dunlin (migration), and a variety of other ducks, geese and shorebirds.


Located on the south side of the town of Klawock

Black Turnstone.
Black Turnstone. Photo: Andrea Pokrzywinski, Creative Commons

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