St. Lazaria is another unusual and wonderful sight. Located just a half mile south of Mt. Edcumbe’s shore line, this small volcanic rock island is a bird watchers paradise. It is often reffered to as “Bird Island”, it has been declared a bird sancuary and is home to thousands of our feathered friends. Tuffed Puffins, Common Muers, Bald Eagles, Rino Auklets and several others all share this little Island.
Most of the land in Southeast Alaska is part of the Tongass National Forest, which is the largest National Forest in the country. With an annual rainfall of over 90 inches, there is plenty of water to grow lots of trees. Douglas Fir, Sitka Spruce, White Cedar, and Hemlock dominate the mountain sides, and give them there lush green look for miles and miles.