An Orono-buff's Paradise

  • Alaska is a birders paradise with hundreds of species of shore birds, sea birds, & raptors.

  • Sitka has one of the most diverse populations of birds in the whole state of Alaska. luring many migrant birds to nest and feed upon the plentiful supply of food.

  • Open Guide to Birds of SE Alaska to see the variety of birds and seasons for species we observe.

  • Enjoy landscapes, habitats and cultures at a relaxed pace.

  • Viewing guides and high-quality marine binoculars available for all guests.

  • Sea and weather conditions may prevent our ability to visit St. Lazaria

Avid Avian



Our prime objective on this 3-hour trip will be St Lazaria. Surrounded with spectacular scenery amid this rocky volcanic island outcropping at the mouth of Sitka Sound is an excellent area to observe nesting Tufted Puffins- large numbers utilize burrowing areas just above the rock faces. Common & Thick Billed Murres, Black Oystercatchers, Rhinoceros Auklets, and Pigeon Guillemots utilize the rocky slopes to nest and hatch young. We often see chicks during late summer. Up atop the rock faces are Bald Eagles and Peregrine Falcon hoping for a meal.


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Embark on a 4-hour avian adventure exploring the legendary the waters around Sitka including St. Lazaria as well as the nesting cliffs for the horned Puffin along Kruzof Island. No other creatures’ relationship with man has been so constant, so varied, so enriched by symbol, myth, art and science, and so contradictory as that with birds. Surfbirds and Black Turnstones can be seen feeding at lower tides. Loons, Marbled Murrletes, Harlequin ducks as well as all three species of Scoter and numerous other Marine birds are just a few of the other species we often encounter in Sitka Sound.


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A Whale's Song Expeditions  -  907.738.9890

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Our vessel adheres to the Alaska Humpback Whale Approach regulations

and does not intentionally approach whales within 100 yards