Kenai Alaska Birding:
In the Kenai area every April, the Snow Geese return to the Kenai Flats. Following the Snow Geese, we will have Canada Geese on the flats along with other birds including Sandhill Cranes. Every fall, we have Stellar Jays who visit our Alaska fishing lodge and enjoy taking peanuts off the rails of our decks. We have numerous other birds that come to our feeders during the summer months. The island in front of our "kamp" is a favorite perching place for bald eagles. It is quite common to see 2 or 3 bald eagles in the trees at one time and we have also had Osprey, and we occasionally have a Great Horned Owl come to visit.
There is also a birding hotline in Homer where you can check on recent sightings of rare birds.
Alaska Wildlife Viewing:
Moose and bald eagles are frequently seen at our Alaska fishing lodge as well as when driving along the roadways. Caribou can usually be seen just on the outskirts of the City of Kenai about 10 miles from "kamp" although we have seen a group of 10 slowly wandering down our road. We have also seen caribou on the island in front of "kamp". During spring and fall migration, snow geese, swans, and sandhill cranes are also frequently seen in the air and on our many lakes and wetlands.
A variety of horse treks are available in Cooper Landing and Homer. These treks vary from carriage rides to trail rides and can accommodate all age groups.
There are kayaking adventures available in Homer, Seward, and Cooper Landing. These trips are very popular with younger adults.
A trip on the Swanson River Canoe system is a popular day activity. Canoes and guide are available for a reasonable fee. Lunch is included on guided trips. Overnight trips also available.
You'll take a thrilling 2 mile ride through the woods and Resurrection Canyon pulled by a real dog sled team. While at the Seavey's Ididaride, you'll get a tour of the kennels and a full explanation on the Iditarod Sled Dog Race and how a team is developed. Mitch Seavey, Ididaride owner, was the winner of the 2004 Iditarod Sled Dog Race to Nome.
There is a paved bike path that encompasses the Kenai River from Soldotna to Kenai on the north and south sides of the river. This provides a 25 mile safe bike path which begins just one mile from the kamp. Bicycles are available for rent at a nominal price from a local vendor.
Girdwood offers parasailing from the top of Mt. Alyeska. These dual flights will no doubt give you a thrill like none other. You will see the entire valley while soaring above the ground like a bird.
Class V Whitewater offers trips on Six Mile River near portage. For Class V water, you will be put through a swimming test to make certain that you are capable of getting to shore in the event you should be thrown from the raft.