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

    Dinosaur

    National Monument CO,UT

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 overlooking river canyon.

Dinosaur National Monument is as famous for its dramatic canyon scenery as it is for its dinosaur fossils.