If you drive from my house in Eagle River, to the picturesque little, hamlet of Hope on the Kenai Penninsula, you will pass several nesting Trumpeter Swans. At least in the summer months. Most of them can be seen, (with luck) around the Portage area, at the end of Turnagain Arm.
Trumpeter Swans were once near extinction, but are a conservation success story, and their numbers are on the rebound. They are a common sight in this part of Alaska.