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

    Glacier Bay

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Black or Brown?

Glacier Bay National Park is home to both black bears and brown bears. Telling the difference between the two species can be tricky. Simply looking at color doesn’t help. A few key physical characteristics can help to clarify just what type of bear you have spotted.

 

Did You Know?

Black-legged Kittiwake

The Black-legged Kittiwake nests in the sheer cliff walls of the Marble Islands. Their nests are made up of seaweed, moss, and mud cemented into a narrow ledge. Nests are usually lined with fine grass and can contain up to three eggs.