Potter Marsh

The Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge is on the shore of Turnagain Arm just south of Anchorage and has 130 bird species, particularly nesting geese and arctic terns.

sign sign with arctic tern with fish boardwalk marsh irises

Canada Geese, Branta canadensis

goose tracks goose nesting goose gosling

Arctic terns, Sterna paradisaea

arctic tern arctic tern with fish arctic tern chick


Green-winged teal, Anas crecca


Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos

mallard drakes mallard female

Tree Swallow, Tachycineta bicolor


Greater Yellowlegs, Tringa melanoleuca

yellowlegs yellowlegs

Savannah sparrow, Passerculus sandwichensis

savannah sparrow

Mew gulls, Larus canus

mew gull mew gull with chick mew gull closeup mew gull closeup

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Last modified 14 February 2018