Winter Bird Watching
Contact: Carla Beasley, (435) 781-7700
Got cabin fever? Take a short drive to Dinosaur National Monument and do some bird watching.
Winter is still a good time to see birds. Grab a pair of binoculars and bundle up. A journey along the Tour of the Tilted Rocks scenic drive could yield views of a variety of species. Along the Green River, look for numerous Canada geese and majestic bald eagles. In open areas, look for mountain blue birds and goldfinch. Perhaps the northern flicker, a large woodpecker, will surprise you by being on the ground searching for food, rather than in the trees.
These are just a few of the numerous bird species that have been seen this winter in the monument. This weekend take a trip to Dinosaur National Monument and enjoy this fun way to connect with nature in the winter.
Did You Know?
Dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago, but lizards are still a common sight at Dinosaur National Monument. The small, inquisitive reptiles have endured on Earth for more than 300 million years, far outlasting their giant cousins.