Ketchikan, AK
Ketchikan, AK. Photo: John Schoen

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Ketchikan is a beautiful introduction to southeast Alaska, located at the southernmost entrance of the Inside Passage when traveling to Alaska by ferry or cruise ship. The community is set on Revillagigedo Island and is surrounded by 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 Pacific Flyway area make the Ketchikan area a great spot for breeding birds and spring and fall migrants.

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Birding Photo: Ben Sullender

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