Sparky remembered a cool birding marsh when we had first come to Seward, and wanted to stop by to see it on our way back....It was called Potter's Marsh. Here is how you get to it:
Roughly fifteen minutes south of downtown Anchorage, Potter Marsh is accessible from the New Seward Highway. The entrance is located just past the Rabbit Creek exit and across from the Rabbit Creek Rifle Range entrance. A small highway pullout at the southern end of the marsh also allows for viewing and photography.
It's a beautiful marsh across from a section of the Turnagain Arm. A 1550 foot boardwalk takes you around inside the marsh...
Lots of ducks, an eagle's nest with babies, and a MOOSE! Yep, a moose just stepped out of the rushes and into our view. Woo hoo! One more moose sighting on our last day. Sparky was thrilled!
Here is what you might see depending upon the time of year....
From late April through September, Canada geese, northern pintails, canvasback ducks, red-necked phalaropes, horned and red-necked grebes, and northern harriers use this wetland. Look for eagle nests in the cottonwoods near the base of the bluff using binoculars or a spotting scope. Eagles have a sharp sense of sight and can see at least four times better than people, enabling them to detect movements of small animals like hares from a mile away. When eagles soar overhead, they are scanning open areas for prey.