Grizzly Bears — 25,000 - 38,000
are sometime spotted along rivers and hiking trails April through
October, especially when salmon are present. Check Katmai
National Park, south of Anchorage, and Kodiak Island
Humpback Whales - 750. Summer only
Humpbacks and Orcas are best seen in Resurrection or Kachemack Bays.
Many are year round residents. Humpbacks migrate south for the
Winter and are most abundantly seen during Spring and Fall.
Otters — 100,000 - 150,000
for them in numbers in Kenai Fjords National Park and Prince
Eagles — 40,000
in Alaksa all year round. Check areas along upper Kenai River
and the Homer Spit.
often spotted April through September along the Seward Highway,
especially at MP106, Sterling Highway, especially at MP46, and hikes
up Skyline and Fuller Lakes trails.
Caribou — 960,000
few, but sometimes spotted from Kenai's bridge access and marathon
Road. Mostly seen in Denali.
salmon in Cook Inlet. Watch for their white backs along
Turnagain Arm and near the mouth of the Kenai River.