• Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park

    Kenai Fjords

    National Park Alaska


Sea Otter

Sea Otters thick fur keeps them warm in the chilly water off the coast of Kenai Fjords

© Ron Niebrugge—www.wildnatureimages.com

The array and adaptability of Kenai Fjord’s creatures is astounding. A sheer mountain cliff is a trail to a 2 week old kid goat. Birds here are notably better at swimming with their wings than using them in the air. Glacial ice is home sweet home to an ice worm. Whales take flying lessons and black bears enjoy sledding without equipment down steep snow chutes. It seems nearly magic but it is just nature at its most resourceful, adapting to the local extremes.


A total of 191 species of birds have been documented in the park.

Bird List (2007) - From the Southwest Alaska Network (SWAN) of the Inventory and Monitoring program of the National Park Service.

Did You Know?

The Harding Icefield in Kenai Fjords National Park

Snowfall on the Harding Icefield can exceed 100 feet each year. After 4-10 years of compression snow turns into glacial ice.