Haines is well-known for its abundant wildlife. In the air, on land and in the sea, you’ll find ample opportunities to spot wildlife of all types. Several hundred eagles reside here year-round and, in the fall months, Haines is home to the largest gathering of eagles in the world, as well as 260 other species of birds. On or near the water, be sure to keep your eyes open for the chance to glimpse seals and porpoises as well as humpback and orca whales breaking the surface. On land, you could spot bears, moose, mountain goats and many other animals in their natural habitat along mountain lakes and streams. Simply stated, Haines is an Alaskan wildlife haven.