• Welcome to Hyder! Photo Steve Heinl.
  • Magnolia Warbler was regular at Hyder through the mid-1990s, but rare thereafter. But in the last few years sightings have again become more regular. Photo Steve Heinl.
  • Common Yellowthroat is a common breeding bird in the marshy areas in Hyder. Photo Steve Heinl.
  • A Willow Flycatcher in Hyder! Photo Steve Heinl.
  • The stunning Western Tanager is fairly common throughout mainland southeast Alaska, including at Hyder. Photo Steve Heinl.
  • A Warbling Vireo sings from his perch. Photo Steve Heinl.
  • Unlike the more common Warbling Vireo, Cassin's Vireos are not found every year at Hyder. Photo Steve Heinl.
  • Black Swift, a truly great find in Alaska! Hyder is perhaps the easiest place to see this species in Alaska. Photo Steve Heinl.
  • An aerial view of the Salmon River near Hyder, Alaska. Photo Steve Heinl.
  • Hyder sits at the head of Portland Canal, where the Salmon River enters the sea. Photo Steve Heinl.
  • Hyder, Alaska from the air. Photo Steve Heinl.
  • Hyder is home to the umbelloides race of Ruffed Grouse. It is darker than the Ruffed Grouse found in the eastern interior of Alaska. Photo Steve Heinl.
  • A stunning male American Redstart sings in Hyder. Photo Steve Heinl.
  • A singing male Magnolia near Hyder. Photo Steve Heinl.
  • MacGillivray's Warblers are fairly common skulkers in the dense thickets around Hyder. Photo Steve Heinl.
  • A Black-headed Grosbeak sings near Hyder. Photo Steve Heinl.
  • Finding Chipping Sparrows in Alaska takes a bit of effort. The species often nests at Hyder. Photo Steve Heinl.
  • A brown bear feasts on Salmon near Hyder. Photo Steve Heinl.
  • A black bear near Hyder, Alaska. Photo Steve Heinl.

Hyder may not be well-known to birders outside of Alaska, but to those interested searching for Alaska’s rarest birds it is a must-bird destination! Click here for information on our first tour to this exciting destination. All photos by Steve Heinl. Click on any photo for captions.