Birdwatching

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Excellent birding surrounds West Yellowstone. By walking, hiking or horseback riding, serious bird watchers can explore the trails, forests, and waterways. Spring brings nesting osprey and eagles, along with migrating waterfowl. Summer nights are filled with the sound and sights from the newest hatches. Migration flocks fill the Fall skies, while Winter brings beauty in the form of white trumpeter swans.

Over 311 species of birds have been documented in Yellowstone Park with an array of birds unique to this area of North America. Stop in the West Yellowstone Visitor Center for a free area “Birding Trails” brochure.

Follow this link to get a "Field Checklist" for birding in Yellowstone or a list of "What to bring and what to expect" when birding in Yellowstone National Park.

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