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Copper River delta. Spring migration to the Copper River delta provides some of the finest avian spectacles in the world. Species include the western sandpiper, American dipper, orange-crowned warbler, and short-billed dowitcher. Trumpeter swans and dusky Canada geese can also be seen. Cordova, AK.
Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival. The Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival, held the first week of May, includes five days of workshops and guided field trips. As many as 5 million birds, mostly western sandpipers and dunlins, descend on the Copper River delta, feeding and resting on their long migration to their northern nesting grounds. This migration respite is critical for these birds, and the food they gather from the rich mudflats of the delta keeps them alive and healthy. Cordova, AK. 907/424-7260. www.cordovachamber.com.
Alaskan Wilderness Outfitting Co.. Alaskan Wilderness Outfitting Co. operates an air-taxi service out of Cordova and arranges fresh- and saltwater fly-out fishing experiences, from drop-offs to guided tours with lodge accommodations. It also offers floating cabins in Prince William Sound and a full-service lodge for silver salmon on the Tsiu River. Cordova, AK. 907/424-5552. www.alaskawilderness.com.
Cordova Air Service. Cordova Air Service leads aerial tours of Prince William Sound on planes with wheels or floats. Cordova, AK. 907/424-3289.
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