2018 Alaska Bald Eagle Tour
What: See 1,000+ bald eagles in a seasonal event unlike any in the world, plus photograph rescued wildlife without bars at the Kroschel Wildlife Preserve (lynx, wolf, ermine, bear, moose, wolverine, snowy owl).
Dates: November TBD, 2018
Cost: $3,300 (includes ferry to and from Juneau and Haines up the spectacular Inside Passage, as well as most dinners and lunches, and lodging in Haines, a photo trip inside the Kroschel Wildlife Preserve, along with guided trips into the preserve with a naturalist.) Must be paid in full on or before August 31. If you’d like to pay by check, please email email@example.com.
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Join Alaska Magazine photographer, Michelle Theall in the Bald Eagle Preserve in Haines for the annual migration of thousands of bald eagles. This winter excursion promises tons of avian action in all weather conditions as the eagles descend to feed on the last salmon run of the season, unique to this area of Alaska.
Day 1: Arrive in Juneau. Spend time on your own visiting Mendenhall Glacier. Dinner at 7pm as a group in town.
Day 2: Catch the morning ferry from Juneau to Haines, enjoying a spectacularly scenic 4-hour cruise through the Inside Passage, including views of Eldred Rock Lighthouse, glaciers, and possible marine life. We’ll disembark around noon, grab lunch, and make our first foray into the preserve for an afternoon shoot. After the light fades, we’ll check into our hotel: Aspen Suites on downtown Main Street or Captains’ Choice or a comparable lodge, and meet for dinner.
Day 3-5: We’ll spend every morning and afternoon in the preserve, from sunrise to sunset, photographing eagles, moose, trumpeter swans, and anything else we find along the way. Depending on weather, we’ll have lunch in the preserve or head back into town to dry out and warm up before heading out again. In the preserve, bald eagles fight, fish, soar, and perch in unparalleled numbers. On one of those days, we’ll make a specially arranged trip to photograph lynx, wolf, wolverine, ermine, and snowy owl in a natural setting. In the evening we’ll gather for dinner and talk about images and shooting challenges we encountered. Our naturalist guide will provide information and a historical perspective of the preserve and the Native culture of Haines.
Day 6: Depart the afternoon ferry for the return ride up the Inside Passage to Juneau, where we’ll say our goodbyes, and some guests will depart for home.
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