To witness this gathering is an experience of a lifetime!
As many as 3,500 of these magnificent raptors return each fall to feed on a unique late run of spawning salmon in the Chilkat River. Alaska Nature Tours provides guided natural history and photography tours to the "eagle council grounds". Our expedition bus serves as a warming hut, diner, and bird blind enabling you eye-to-eye views of the nation's symbol. Moose, mountain goats and a variety of birds share this winter habitat as well. The history of the preserve, wildlife behavior, special adaptations, and ecology are our specialty.
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Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Festival is November 6-12 2017!
About the Preserve
The Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve was created by the State of Alaska in June 1982. The Preserve was established to protect and perpetuate the world's largest concentration of Bald Eagles and their critical habitat. It also sustains and protects the natural salmon runs. The Preserve consists of 48,000 acres of river bottom land of the Chilkat, Kleheni, and Tsirku Rivers. The boundaries were designated to include only areas important to eagle habitation. Virtually every portion of the preserve is used by eagles at some time during the year.