Yellowstone National Park is a great place to go to watch birds. The birds are free and plentiful and easy to find in the park. There are about 150 types of birds in Yellowstone National park. Many are waterfowl birds and some are seen more in the woods. There has been a record of bird watching since the park opened in 1872, now there are plenty of bird watching opportunities all over Yellowstone National Park.
In the wetlands of the park you can see ducks, geese and pelicans swimming, flying and making their nests and raising young. They are easy to find in the lake, rivers and swamps all over the park. Bring a pair of binoculars to watch them so you can keep your distance and still see them.
Yellowstone National Park is home to many types of songbirds. They take every opportunity to sing a song even in the campgrounds where there are sleeping campers. I have been woken many times by a Clark Nuthatch singing above me first thing in the morning.
Woodpeckers can be heard as you hike in the woods. They are not shy about making noise in the woods of Yellowstone. They add much to a hike as they try to peck a meal out of some wood in the forest.
Small birds also make Yellowstone their home. You can see them darting from flower to flower in the prairies and trails. The little birds can be hard to see but if you look you will find them. Humming birds are also in the park and they sound like a huge bee when you are close to them.
You may see an eagle in Yellowstone National Park. Many eagles live in the park. They build their nests high in the trees and hunt for fish and small mammals. Look up and you may see one gliding in the air looking down to the ground with their very sharp eyes.
One bird that is annoying is the ravens that make their home by the cabins in the park. These raven seem to love to caw early in the morning and wake up everyone sleeping in the cabins. They make a fabulous alarm clock that goes off with the sun rise.
Bring your camera and binoculars to Yellowstone National Park and enjoy finding and seeing some of the wild birds that make the park their home.