At least 231 species of birds are found in the varied habitats of Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. The park is on one of North America's great flyways. A variety of bird species can be sight year round, especially in the Afterbay where the water just below the dam never freezes.
Sharp-eyed visitors will spot such birds of prey as the robin-sized kestrel, the mighty golden eagle, and that hunter of the night, the great horned owl.
(Sources include: Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Paul Gordon)
Did You Know?
The first 13 miles of the Bighorn River below Yellowtail Dam is the most fished area in the state of Montana, often attracting over 100,000 anglers each year. Surveys show that 75 percent of summer anglers are from out of state. More...