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April showers bring... birds

Spring can offer some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities in Alaska. But don't forget to look up, literally, because millions of waterfowl and shorebirds return to Alaska's nesting grounds each spring. Alaska is home to some of the best birding in North America, but it can be difficult to figure out where to go for the best viewing, so check out some of these great festivals. Stikine River Birding Festival in Wrangell, Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival in Cordova the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival in Homer and don't forget the Yakutat Tern Festival!

The front part of the <em>MV Tazlina</em> as it is pushed out of the assembly hall it has been constructed in © Alaska Marine Highway System

Planning a Trip?

Visitors to Alaska often have a difficult time deciding where to go. With the tallest mountains, the largest area of national parklands, the highest concentrations of glaciers and the longest stretch of coastline in the U.S., Alaska is amazingly different. It's a place of magnificence, and you can see more of it by taking the ferry. Check out Where We Go to help you narrow down where to go and what to do. You will find valuable information about each region and community along our route, information on points of interest and the many activities you can choose from as you prepare for your unforgettable experience.

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