Explore the Wildlife-Rich Wilderness

Direct access to ocean waters means that visitors in Cordova have a good chance of spotting marine wildlife. Seals and sea otters commonly make an appearance in the small-boat harbor. Some harbor seals even travel all the way up the Egg Island Channel and can be spotted in the freshwater Eyak Lake! More wildlife to be found on Eyak Lake includes Canada geese, harlequin ducks and trumpeter swans.

For even more wildlife viewing opportunity, hop in the car and travel the road systems. Stop frequently to look and listen for the sounds of wildlife. Many species of birds make the area’s wetlands their summer home. Even hummingbirds make the migratory flight this far north and can be seen flying around.

For bear, salmon and eagle viewing all in one spot, hang out around the creeks and streams when the salmon are swimming upstream to spawn, and watch for moose in the area as well!


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