Birding with Zac Lloyd
Tide Flats Birding:
- Kasilof river tide flats as well as the Kenai river tide flats has had over 100 species documented. Migration is usually around mid April till mid May
- These tide flats are prime habitat for many varieties of waterfowl, sea birds, and shore birds. Some of what you could expect to see includes: snow geese, sandhill crane, white-fronted goose, cackling Canada goose, Black brant, trumpeter and tundra swans, bald eagles, northern pintail, mallard, and American wigeon as well as common snipe. Also rare birds like the sharp tailed and solitary sandpipers and surf birds have been seen. Occasionally seen are the peregrine falcon and northern harrier. Also the flats have many types of gulls such as the bonapart's gull as well as arctic terns which migrate to Antarctica.
Birds Right From Your Cabin:
- Staying at Glacier Run Outfitters puts you right on the start of the tide flats making it possible to mark several birds off your list.
Birds From A Boat:
- Also doing a float down the river in a drift boat gives you a advantage to see up to 30+ species. Drift boat trips allow it to be a quiet trip and cover a lot of bird habitat.
Fjord Birding Tours:
- There is also fjord tours that go out of Seward that can take you out and show you many types of pelagic birds tufted and horned puffins, uncountable amounts of sea birds. Also may see sea lions, seals, sea otters, bear, and mountain goats
- All of these trip can be arranged for you.
- Typically the first week in May is when the peak migration period begins.