Discover the Birds of Hoonah

3.5 hours | Icy Strait Point | P S 2 - 3 3 0
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$ 189.95
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Points of Interest

  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Hoonah
Moderate activity


Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Whether you're an avid ornithologist, a casual birdwatcher, a nature photographer or just crave to try something different in the great outdoors, this excursion, led by a local expert birder, takes small groups from one location to another in a quest to find the best birding locations. From Icy Strait Point, you'll travel along the shore of Port Frederick where you'll spy seabirds feeding in the nutrient rich waters. Scope for pigeon guillemots, gulls, ducks and seabirds at the ferry terminal then make a brief stop at an active bald eagle's nest. At the Long Island causeway, you'll see shorebirds, ducks, eagles, ravens, cormorants, and much more. Then, your guide will lead you down a trail frequented by warblers, sparrows, flycatchers, jays, woodpeckers, sapsuckers, wrens, kinglets, swallows, swifts, hummingbirds, creepers, chickadees and thrushes. Binoculars, rain jackets, and the highest quality spotting scopes will be provided.

Special Notes:

Minimum age is 8 years. There are no restroom stops along the tour. Guests must be able to walk over a variety of uneven terrain and steps for a total duration of one hour. Wear walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Binoculars, spotting scopes and bottled water provided.


Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Drive to ferry terminal and spot ocean birds

  • Travel time: 00:20

Drive to school and observe eagle nest

  • Time at site: 00:10

Drive to Long Island Causeway

  • Travel time: 00:10

Scan sea and mud flats from Long Island Causeway

  • Time at site: 00:45

Drive to farm parking lot

  • Travel time: 00:20

Walk trail to farm hay fields

  • Time at site: 01:15

Return drive to Icy Strait Point

  • Travel time: 00:30