Wildlife Viewing: Walrus, Birds & Bears, Oh My!

Whether you’re looking for eagles, puffins, moose, caribou or grizzly brown bears, watching Alaska’s wild creatures in their natural setting is a thrill for Alaskans and visitors alike.

The Lake and Peninsula Borough is a birder’s paradise thanks to its diversity of habitats, location on migratory routes, and boundless wild lands. Nearly 500 bird species populate or pass through the Great Land seeking breeding, overwintering, resting, and refueling sites.

Wading birds, shorebirds, and waterfowl such as Horned and tufted puffins, kittiwakes, murres, oystercatchers, parakeet auklets, eiders, and a variety of gulls, rely on the vast wetlands, lakes, and rivers, as well as its coastline of the Lake and Peninsula Borough. 

Exotic Asian“strays” that wander off course often wind up in the Lake and Peninsula Borough and onto the life lists of delighted bird watchers.

Below you will found a list of guides to choose from for your unforgettable Alaska experience with attached Links: 

A mass of walrus piled together