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Kenai Peninsula, Alaska (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

Map of Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

The Former Portage Glacier Kenai Fiords National Park Kenai Fjords Exit Glacier Area
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica) Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) Common Redpoll (Carduelis flammea) American Black Bear (Ursus americanus) Spotted Sandpiper (Tringa macularia)
Varied Thrush (Zoothera naevia)

Short car trip to try and see the Portage Glacier which was fogged in.



7/21/2014: Another attempt to get to the Harding Ice Field this time with kids and Grandpa waiting, so in the end, it was going to take too long to get to the top. So, we stopped at the bear again this time...

Previous Visit (Seward: 7/21/2014)
Next Visit (Kenai Fjords NP--Aialik Bay-Aialik Glacier: 7/22/2014)

Alaska 2010

5/27/2010: After our flight to Anchorage, we rented a car to camp out for a couple of nights near the Portage glacier. The next day we tried to hike up to the top of the Exit Glacier in Kenai Fiords National Park. The trail to the glacier was too snowy to continue, but we did see a black bear and a moose.

Next Visit (Potter Marsh: 5/29/2010)

Species Recorded (33)

Birds ( 29 )

Loons ( Gaviidae )
Common Loon - Gavia immer

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites ( Accipitridae )
American Goshawk - Accipiter atrocapillus
Northern Harrier - Circus hudsonius

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos
Barrow's Goldeneye - Bucephala islandica
Common Merganser - Mergus merganser
Red-breasted Merganser - Mergus serrator

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis
Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Semipalmated Plover - Charadrius semipalmatus

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Spotted Sandpiper - Actitis macularius
Greater Yellowlegs - Tringa melanoleuca

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Herring Gull - Larus argentatus
Short-billed Gull - Larus brachyrhynchus
Arctic Tern - Sterna paradisaea

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia

Typical Owls ( Strigidae )
Northern Saw-whet Owl - Aegolius acadicus

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Tree Swallow - Tachycineta bicolor

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Common Raven - Corvus corax
Black-billed Magpie - Pica hudsonia

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Hermit Thrush - Catharus guttatus
Varied Thrush - Ixoreus naevius
American Robin - Turdus migratorius

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Orange-crowned Warbler - Leiothlypis celata
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Setophaga coronata
Townsend's Warbler - Setophaga townsendi

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Song Sparrow - Melospiza melodia
Golden-crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia atricapilla

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
Common Redpoll - Acanthis flammea


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