America’s Symbol, the Bald Eagle
Most visitors to Alaska will surely see a bald eagle
before they leave the state. The bald eagle population is reported to be more than 30,000 in
Alaska, and Haines, Alaska, located in Southeast, boasts one of the largest concentrations of
bald eagles in North America.
Every October, eagles flock to the nearby Chilkat Bald Eagle
Preserve. Eagles come for the late run of salmon; people come to watch and photograph
them as they feast. The 48,000-acre Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve is accessible by road on
Highway 7 or via the Alaska Marine Highway System’s ferry or by cruise ship.
America's Symbol, Bald Eagle