• Camarasus skull in the cliff face, rafters on the Green River, McKee Springs petroglyphs

    Dinosaur

    National Monument CO,UT

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  • Portion of Echo Park Closed Due to Mountain Lion Activity

    The closed area includes the group campsite (other campsites remain open), river access area, the adjacent restroom, water spigot and the path following the Green River upstream to its confluence with the Yampa River. A fresh animal kill is in the area.

Winter Bird Watching

Canada geese walking on the shore of the river
This winter, birds like Canada geese, are commonly seen by the river.
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News Release Date: January 26, 2010
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?

Picture of mormon cricket perched on a blade of grass.

Mormon crickets are wingless grasshoppers that swarm across roads through the summer in the western United States. These flightless insects can form such large swarms that the road appears to move and change colors where they cross.