Bird watching

Avid bird watchers will have their hands full at the Grand Teton National Park. It is home to a variety of bird species, including:

  • Bald eagles
  • Great blue herons
  • Bluebirds
  • Hummingbirds
  • Prairie falcons
  • Woodpeckers
  • Calliope hummingbird
  • Red-tailed hawks
  • finches
  • Cassin’s
  • Western tanagers

More than 300 types of birds call the Grand Teton NP their home. However, most of these birds are migratory and are only around in the park for 3 to 6 months at a time. The park’s website features a detailed Birding Brochure with all the info needed for a spectacular bird watching experience at the park. The Oxbow Bend and Phelps Lake are specially favored by bird watchers.
It is important to be a responsible bird watcher and remember that birding and nesting areas are attractive for other animals as well. So watch out for wolves and bears and maintain a distance of 100 yards at the least.