Tongass National Forest

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Tongass National Forest

(visitor center at the end of) Glacier Spur Road, Juneau, AK 99801, Tel: 907-789-0097


The Moraine Ecology Trail hosts flocks of migrant bird and resident breeders. Rusty Blackbird (uncommon), Common Nighthawk, Brown-headed Cowbird, and Northern Flicker (all rare) have been seen from the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor center parking lots.


Loons, Grebes, Cormorants, Herons, Bitterns, Swans, Geese, Ducks, Hawks, Eagles, Harriers, Osprey, Falcons, Grouse, Ptarmigan, Coots, Cranes, Plovers, Oystercatchers, Sandpipers, Jaegers, Gulls, Terns, Alcids, Pigeons, Doves, Owls, Nighthawks, Swifts, Hummingbirds, Kingfishers, Woodpeckers, Plycatchers, Larks, Swallows, Jays, Crows, Chickadees, Nuthatches, Creepers, Wrens, Dippers, Kinglets, Thrushes, Mimic Thrushes, Wagtails, Pipits, Waxwings. Shrikes, Starlings, Vireos, Wood Warblers, Blackbirds, Tanagers, Sparrows, Buntings, Finches.


Bird listings may include resident and migratory birds and common and rare sightings.


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