• Sunset view of Glacier Bay and the surrounding Fairweather Mountains.

    Glacier Bay

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Park Fun

Tufted puffin running on water to gain flight
Tufted puffin running on water to gain flight

Who am I?

  • I begin and end my life in a river, but spend the majority of my time in the ocean.
  • eat small fish and bugs.
  • Some of my nicknames include: humpy, red, silver, king, and dog.

Who am I?_______________________________________

  • I drink both the nectar of flowers and blood.
  • I like stagnant pools of water best.
  • There are more of me in the arctic than anywhere else in the world.
  • When I bite you, my saliva makes you itch.

Who am I? _______________________________________

  • I am a small member of the gull family.
  • My wing tips look like they are dipped in black ink.
  • I like to fish near where glaciers calve and meltwater streams meet the sea.
  • In Glacier Bay, I nest in large colonies on cliffs near the Margerie Glacier.

Who am I? _______________________________________


How you can help?

Rangers have multiple jobs in Glacier Bay. While in Glacier Bay or at home complete one of these jobs. Some of these jobs are:

  • offer a ranger program to friends or family members
  • collect recyclables and dispose of them properly
  • re-use something that was used in a different way
  • pick up trash

Did You Know?

Townsend's Warbler

Townsend’s Warblers have been known to construct their nest partially on one tree before moving all the nest materials to another tree where they finish construction.