Southeast Alaska Birding Trail Hoonah

Point Adolphus

A great spot for watching humpback whales, in addition to being a good birding site.

Point Adolphus is located on the northern tip of Chichagof Island and the southern side of Icy Strait. This area is a great spot for watching humpback whales, in addition to being a good birding site. At this site it is common to see: Marbled Murrelet, Pigeon Guillemot, Pacific Loon, Pelagic Cormorant and Black-legged Kittiwakes during the summer. There is a Forest Service maintained cabin (Pinta Cove Shelter/Lookout Cabin) available near Point Adolphus and available on a first-come basis at no cost.

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The area can be accessed by charter/tour boat services. Contact the local visitor association for information on charter/tour companies that can provide access and tour services for this area and to arrange a day trip, facilitate sea kayak exploration or overnight camping in the area.

Pelagic Cormorant.
Pelagic Cormorant. Photo: John Schoen

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