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Bird Watching in Prince William Sound

Many bird species can be seen around Valdez or in Prince William Sound. Bald eagles and magpies can be seen around town. Consider wildlife viewing from our many hiking trails, or visit the fish hatchery where birds prey on salmon. Local wildlife tour operators are available to take you into Prince William Sound to see rookeries for kittiwakes and puffins.


Birds of Prince William Sound


Photo by Bob Benda

Birds of Prince William Sound

Kittiwake on Approach

Photo by Gary Minish

Birds of Prince William Sound

Tufted Puffin

Photo by Amanda Bauer

Birds of Prince William Sound

Oyster Catchers

Photo from Anadyr Adventures

Valdez Duck Flats

Explore the Valdez Duck Flats: see many species of birds,salmon, and maybe even bears!

Hiking Trails

Learn more about Valdez's hiking trails.

Valdez Highlights