Explore the Birds of Alaska in Homer
The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge was created to protect over 3 million acres of seabird and marine mammal habitat, encompassing 2,500 islands. While you may not be able to visit the entire refuge (overlaid across the Lower 48, it would stretch from Georgia to California), you can stop into the headquarters in Homer, your "window" into the refuge! The Islands and Oceans Visitor Center is open year round, with 60 acres of exhibits and trails, and the opportunity for kids to become a Jr. Biologist! Learn more on the USFWS Alaska Maritime NWR Islands and Oceans Visitor Center website.