Viewing Guides and Checklists
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has published the following guides to help you enjoy Alaska's wildlife. Whether you're a lifelong Alaskan or you're planning your first visit, these guides will provide valuable information on the best places to explore.
Alaska’s Nome Area Wildlife Viewing Guide
Alaska’s Nome Area Wildlife Viewing Guide explores wildlife viewing along the three main roads that lead out of Nome
crossing rivers, tundra, coastal byways, mountain passes, and northern forest. The guide also contains profiles of
wildlife, including select birds and land and marine mammals; descriptions of various habitats that provide food and
shelter for area wildlife; a milepost section; and tips on safety and wildlife viewing.
Download the low-res PDF (PDF 5,529 kB) 156 pages, spiral bound
Retail price $8.95
Alaska’s South Coastal Wildlife Viewing Guide
Alaska’s South Coastal Wildlife Viewing Guide explores the northern Alaska Marine Highway System ferry routes from
Cordova to Dutch Harbor/Unalaska. Aching to see auklets? Bursting to find brown bears? The guide describes where and
when to look for the region’s spectacular wildlife both from the ferry and around six Featured Stopover communities.
The guide also includes habitat descriptions from tidepools to tundra, and helpful wildlife viewing and safety tips.
112 pages, spiral bound
Contact ADF&G for a complimentary copy
Alaska’s Inside Passage Wildlife Viewing Guide
Alaska’s Inside Passage Wildlife Viewing Guide follows a unique trail—the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry routes
and other Southeast Alaska waterways. Route narratives from Ketchikan to Skagway describe prime viewing areas along
the way and what wildlife you may spot on your journey. The guide includes habitat descriptions from alpine to ocean
and animal and bird profiles from killer whales to kittiwakes so you know where to look for wildlife.
Contact ADF&G for a complimentary copy
Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula Wildlife Viewing Trail Guide
Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula Wildlife Viewing Trail Guide showcases 65 wildlife viewing sites on the Kenai. What time of
year do owls start hooting? When are the caribou hanging around? This guide offers a calendar of wildlife activity,
in-depth information on what birds and animals you might find at each site, bear safety tips, habitat descriptions,
a bird checklist, and cultural tidbits. It also provides directions to each site and lists what amenities are available. ADF&G does not handle sales of this guide, see contact information below.
Download the PDF (PDF 6,844 kB) 120 pages
Retail price $8.95. To buy a copy, contact the Kenai Peninsula Tourism and Marketing Council at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fairbanks Area Wildlife Viewing Guide
The Fairbanks Area Wildlife Viewing Guide details wildlife viewing opportunities in the immediate vicinity of
Fairbanks and within a few hours' drive. Road-accessible areas are featured, and the most accessible float trips
and trails are highlighted. Maps, photographs, tracks and tips make this guide an excellent companion for locals
and visitors to Alaska's Interior.
Retail price $5.95
Anchorage Wildlife Viewing Hot Spots
Anchorage Wildlife Viewing Hot Spots is a 52-page color guide that highlights areas in and near Alaska's largest
city. Learn where you have the best chance of seeing magnificent moose or how to find a red fox family right in
Out of print
Common Marine Birds of Southeast Alaska
This small booklet is a marine bird identification guide for boaters and beachcombers in Southeast. It features illustrations and ID tips for 20 birds most commonly seen on the water. Contact ADF&G for a complimentary copy.
Download the PDF (PDF 1,608 kB) 25 pages
The Alaska Wildlife Viewing Guide
The Alaska Wildlife Viewing Guide is currently out of print, but information for some of the sites is available online
at this link. Check out the regional guides for the best local sites to find Alaska’s amazing wildlife.
(Out of print)
To purchase printed copies of these guides please contact us at 907-465-4190 or email@example.com. Wholesale pricing is available for bulk orders.