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Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

The Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve is located on the Chilkat River in Haines, Alaska. In 1982, a 48,000 acre preserve was created by the State of Alaska to protect and perpetuate the world's largest concentration of bald eagles. Steps were taken to protect their critical habitat.

A natural phenomenon occurs on the Chilkat River and keeps the water from freezing. This open water draws more than 3,000 eagles to gather in the preserve between mid-October and December to feed on the late run of salmon. The main eagle viewing area is on the Chilkat River flats between mile 18 and mile 24 of the Haines Highway.

For more information on the preserve, visit the Alaska State Parks website for the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.

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