One of two tidewater glaciers at the head of Tracy Arm, South Sawyer Glacier extends deep underwater and makes for a very blue iceberg. It is the larger of the two glaciers, and if conditions are good you can come within 1/2 mile of the face. Birds observed at South Sawyer Glacier include: Arctic Tern, Pelagic Cormorant, Marbled Murrelet, Surf and White-winged Scoter, Mew Gull, and a variety of other gull species.
Located fifty miles southeast of Juneau, South Sawyer Glacier is accessed by boat. Contact a charter or tour service in Juneau for a tour to South Sawyer Glacier.
- eBird Hotspot: South Sawyer Glacier (Tracy Arm off Stephens Passage)