Alaska Coast to Denali Journey: Introduction to Birding
Each summer, thousands of birds migrate to Alaska, including the amazing Arctic Tern, which has the longest recorded migration of any bird on the planet (about 25,000 miles from Antarctica to Alaska). In this special journey, gain new understanding on birding basics and learn how to best spot, identify and classify various bird species in Kenai Fjords and Denali National Parks. In addition to the special birding emphasis, this journey also includes amazing wildlife viewing for land mammals and marine wildlife, plus great adventures in nature through guided hikes, kayak trips and small boat explorations. The adventure requires no previous experience; novice to advanced birders welcome.
Top 5 Reasons to Choose the Alaska Coast to Denali Journey Introduction to Birding
Learn birding skills from an expert ornithologist and naturalist. Put newly acquired skills to the test and check off viewed birds along the way.
A special visit to Westchester Lagoon in Anchorage will allow the
opportunity to view local waterfowl, shorebirds, Arctic Terns and
While in Kenai Fjords National Park, scan for Horned and Tufted Puffins, Black-legged Kittiwakes, Rhinoceros Auklets and Black Oystercatchters. Don't forget to watch for whales, sea lions, seals, sea otters and other marine wildlife, as well!
A special visit with Alaska Wild Bird Rehab volunteers will allow the chance to get up close and personal with recovering birds, like bald eagles, ravens or other raptors.
Inside Denali National Park, enjoy the chance to view bird life such as Spruce Grouse, Rock Ptarmigan, Northern Harriers, Merlins, Long-tailed Jaegers, Golden Eagles, Ravens and more!
Embark on a small ship exploration in search of whales, Dall's porpoises, sea lions, otters, puffins and more.
Experience Kenai Fjords by foot - stroll through extended stretches of beachfront and spruce-and-hemlock forests or explore a glacial moraine.
Wander the quaint, historic town of Talkeetna; add-on an optional flightseeing trip & view the splendors of the Alaska Range.
Embark on an Alaska wildlife drive deep into Denali National Park in search of caribou, moose, bears and more.
Ride the historic Alaska Railroad through spectacular landscapes.
Welcome to Anchorage, Alaska.
Guests enjoy a full view of Pedersen Glacier at our Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge.
Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge and guest cabins reside within the 1,700 acre Pedersen Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary. Comfortably appointed cabins with private bath & lagoon view.
Overnight accommodations at Seward Windsong Lodge on the Resurrection River.
Overnight at Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge in Talkeetna, overlooking the Alaska Range.
Journey ninty miles inside Denali National Park and enjoy comfortable accommodations at the Kantishna Roadhouse.