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?
Over the past 65 million years, with a dramatic increase the last 5 million years, 5800 to 7500 feet of rock layers have eroded off the top of Bighorn Canyon. More...