Southeast Alaska Birding Trail Sitka

Sitka Channel

Be ready for large numbers (and variety) of gulls!

Sitka harbor and channel can be observed from several locations around Sitka including from the boat docks, shoreline or on the west-side from the Mt. Edgecumbe high school parking area. The cannery and fish processing plant located in the area pumps fish waste into the harbor. This location is readily apparent from the large numbers and variety of gulls and other birds feeding at this location. Sitka Channel is also a good spot for a variety of waterfowl and seabirds.


The Sitka harbor is located on the west side of the town of Sitka.

Mew Gull.
Mew Gull. Photo: Donna Dewhurst / USFWS

Birding Resources:

eBird Hotspot: Sitka--Harbor-fishplant outfall ‚Äč

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