Located in Southeast Alaska and surrounded by the temperate rainforest of the Tongass National Forest, the town of Wrangell is known as the “Gateway to the Stikine River.” The Stikine River is the largest mainland river that bisects the Coast Mountains that link Southeast Alaska to the interior of Canada. It is an incredibly important resource for the birds, wildlife, fish, and people of the area.
Both Wrangell Island and the Stikine River support a diversity of habitats that provide many opportunities for birding, ranging from open ocean and rocky beaches to temperate rainforest and boggy muskeg. The community of Wrangell celebrates its diversity of birds each spring during the Stikine River Birding Festival with bird walks, lectures, and art workshops.
General Area Overview Information Sources:
- Wrangell Chamber of Commerce
- City and Borough of Wrangell
- Wrangell Visitors Services
- Wrangell Visitors Services: Trails and Camping
- Wrangell Medical Center
- US Forest Service: Wrangell Ranger District
- US Forest Service: Wrangell Motor Vehicle Use Map (PDF)
Wrangell Birding and Wildlife Resources:
Sites in Wrangell
Birding Photo: Ben Sullender
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