Denali-Highway-wildlife

The Denali Highway – Wildlife Watching and Birding

The alpine tundra and lake districts are home to a fabulous diversity of wildlife. Moose, black and grizzly bears, and caribou roam the open spaces and forests. Bald eagles, gyrfalcons and long-tailed jaegers circle overhead. Trumpeter swans, ptarmigan, loons and more birdlife are common. The BLM, which administers the highway, recommends several spots for wildlife […]

Gathering-of-Bears

McNeil River Sanctuary

A Gathering of Bears We have barely finished storing away food and setting up tents among tall meadow plants when a family of brown bears comes ambling down the narrow sand beach that fronts our camp. The bears are walking slowly, without menace, eating as they go. Still, they’re moving ever closer. In the lead […]