Every year, millions of shorebirds migrate from South America to Alaska, where they stop to rest and feed on the Copper River Delta mud flats at Hartney Bay. Each year at the beginning of May, the mud flats play host to thousands of Western Sandpipers during high tide. Bring binoculars!

This area also has potential for great bear viewing when the salmon are running. Stand on the Hartney Bay Bridge and look inland.

Best Viewing Time: Early May

Getting There

Latitude: 60.49553249
Longitude: -145.87084097

Drive about 5 miles south of Cordova near the end of Whitshed Road

Driving Directions