Popular bird-watching places include the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, which provides access to Westchester Lagoon and nearby tide flats, along with Potter Marsh on the south end of Anchorage.
Audubon Society. The Anchorage chapter of the Audubon Society offers a downloadable list of the "Birds of Anchorage" on their Web site and can refer you to local birders who will advise you on the best bird-watching spots. The society also hosts bird-watching classes, field trips, and other events: a fun one is the Potter Marsh Birding Smackdown every May. Anchorage, AK, 99510. www.anchorageaudubon.org.
Wilderness Birding Adventures. Naturalists Lisa Moorehead and Bob Dittrick of Wilderness Birding Adventures offer backcountry birding, wildlife, and natural-history trips to remote parts of Alaska, as well as village-based, birding-focused trips to some of Alaska's birding hot spots. Anchorage, AK. 907/299–3937. www.wildernessbirding.com.