Wildlife Viewing Spots in Haines
Haines offers fantastic chances to see bald eagles, spawning salmon, and the occasional bear. Here’s where to go.
Best Wildlife Viewing Spots in Haines
Crowds of bazooka-lens toting photographers sometimes crowd this stretch to capture brown bears feeding on salmon in the wild. It’s a place to see these impressive goliaths up close. Keep a safe distance.hai
Use this central spot for taking in the eulachon run, a springtime run of fish that generates a wildlife spectacle, including countless seabirds, hundreds of sea lions and seals and occasional whales. Starting in mid-July, brown bears congregate here to feast on pink salmon.
You needn’t hike into the backcountry to get photos of throngs of eagles; some the most impressive shots are taken from here, looking out at the braided Chilkat River channels where the birds jostle and compete for fish.