Wildlife Viewing & Birdwatching

Grizzly Bear with cubsYellowstone Park and our surrounding national forests offer wildlife viewing and birdwatching year-round. You will see bison migrating to their calving grounds, elk bugling during rut, antelope babies playing tag, and bear cubs rolling in the meadow under their mother’s watchful eye.

Excellent birding surrounds West Yellowstone. Serious bird-watchers can explore the trails, forests, and waterways in search of elusive species. Over 311 species of birds have been documented in Yellowstone Park with an array of birds unique to this area of North America.

Stop by the visitor center for free maps, a birding trail brochure, and the latest wildlife sighting information.

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