Ketchikan, AK
Ketchikan, AK. Photo: John Schoen

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Located at the southernmost entrance of the Inside Passage when traveling to Alaska by ferry or cruise ship, Ketchikan is a beautiful introduction to southeast Alaska. Ketchikan is located on Revillagigedo Island and surrounded by a numerous waterways, adjacent islands and the temperate coastal rainforest of the Tongass National Forest, including over 2 million acres in the Misty Fjords National Monument Wilderness Area. Ketchikan has a rich Alaska Native culture and abundant salmon populations.

With over 260 bird species detected and several thousand checklists submitted to this eBird Region, the Ketchikan area is a popular birding area in southeast Alaska. The mix of coastal temperate rainforest, marine waters and tidelands along this area of the Pacific Flyway, make the Ketchikan area a great spot for breeding birds as well as spring and fall migrants.

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Birding Photo: Ben Sullender

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