Are you an unashamed bird nerd? If so, book a birding tour with us to the Stikine River delta where you can observe an incredible diversity of avian life from migrating waterfowl and shorebirds travelling the Pacific Flyway to the local songbirds and raptors living in this unique ecosystem.
The Stikine River delta is an important resting and refueling stop for migrating birds heading to or returning from their Arctic breeding grounds providing you with an opportunity to add more bird species to your life lists. The Stikine River also provides a navigational aid and travel corridor for species not typically found in our coastal environment. Bring your binoculars and field guides for an Alaskan birding adventure.
WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT ALASKA CHARTERS AND ADVENTURES
• Small Groups: While we have the capability to accommodate larger groups, we feel that wildlife viewing & photography along with real wilderness surroundings are best experienced by very small groups. Being part of a large tour group doesn’t lend itself to the up close & personal experience we strive to provide our guest. You can expect us to recognise your individual interests, limitations & expectations.
• Training and Experience: Our mission is to provide you with the highest quality professional guides and captains. We can offer you Wrangell’s only state certified guides, certified naturalist, & Alaska Cultural host. At Alaska Charters and Adventures, we will provide you high quality guides and captains. No matter which tour you book, you will follow a trained, mature and professional guide.
• Trip Length: Alaska Charters and Adventures is unique in that we prefer to offer you FULL DAY excursions customized for your interests and abilities. This means you can linger for that perfect photo and enjoy plenty of opportunities to get out and take in the scenery. Why rush? Take time to optimize wildlife viewing and lightning. More time is more opportunity to experience Alaska’s remarkable nature.
Start TimeDepending on the tides. We will confirm your departure time.
Meeting PlaceAlaska Charters and Adventures office. Contact us for transportation to our office.
PriceUS$180 per person
SeasonApril through September
InclusionsBinoculars + Bird Check List
OptionsFor pricing on accommodations and/or additional excursions please Contact Us
Preparing for Your Birding Adventure
Your trip begins at our office. Get outfitted and underway on one of our jet boats to watch our many birds. A briefing with your captain will help you know what's on your list. Take a seat and enjoy the invigorating ride as we make our way to the nearby shorelines. You will have many opportunities to view Eagles, shorebirds, ducks and geese.
The Birds of the Tongass
Quietly drift along pristine shorelines while watching Grebes and Murrelets. Don't miss the skilled display of Kingfishers working the shallows! Take a stroll ashore to observe other species in the old growth forest or vast river delta meadows. Finish checking off those new species in your local complementary listing guide as you return to port. We guarantee you will finish the day with a new appreciation for the birds of the Tongass.