Tag Archives: Beluga Slough

Point of View: Homer’s Beluga Slough — A special sandhill crane nesting and viewing area

In the heart of downtown Homer, Alaska, just below the Sterling Highway and the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge’s Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, is the richly diverse Beluga Slough. Read more about the need to protect this special birding hotspot in the heart of Homer. Read More…

Sandhill Crane Viewing–Beluga Slough for a Ringside Seat!


If you want to see nesting Sandhill Cranes, the boardwalk below Islands and Ocean Visitor Center is a great place to view pair behaviors like painting, mating, dancing, fighting, and feeding.  This is the most accessible place in Homer to easily view nesting Sandhill Cranes.

Reports to Kachemak Crane Watch indicate all 3 pairs of Beluga Slough cranes are back in their territories.  Watch for some great crane action here!  Remember it is nesting season so if you are walking with your dog, please keep them on a leash and on the boardwalk.