Dry and Warmer from Today into Early Next Week
Monsoonal weather patterns have moved into the Grand Canyon area decreasing fire danger. As a result, on Tuesday, July 8 at 8 a.m. fire managers lifted fire restrictions within Grand Canyon National Park. More »
Two Bats Collected in the Park Have Tested Positive for Rabies
One on the North Kaibab Trail and the other at Tusayan Ruin/Museum. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please follow this link. More »
Celebrate Wildlife Day
Saturday September 13, 2014
Celebrate Wildlife Day
Grand Canyon Visitor Center
10 am to 4 pmJoin park rangers and other park partners and learn more about
Grand Canyon National Park's wildlife and endangered species.
Family friendly activities include:
Dedication of Globally Important Bird Area designation
Take the east-bound Kaibab/Rim Route (orange) shuttle bus from Grand Canyon Visitor Center no later than 12:45 pm.
Globally Important Bird Areas are sites that provide essential habitat for one or more species of birds and are classified into three levels: State, Continental, and Global. Global sites are of the highest priority for conservation actions and support species of conservation concern, such as the endangered California Condor, threatened Mexican Spotted Owl, Peregrine Falcon, and Pinyon Jay, all found at Grand Canyon. Grand Canyon's global designation supercedes earlier Important Bird Area designations in the park including the 2002 State Important Bird Area designation of Lipan and Yaki Points. Both these points are part of the Intermountain Flyway and are autumn raptor migration count sites monitored annually by HawkWatch International from August 27th- November 5th.
Celebrate Wildlife Day Weekend Event Schedule
Friday September 12
Saturday September 13
10 am–4 pm
Live AnimalsGrand Canyon Visitor Center Plaza
Bird Migration Game
Raptors in Flight
Special Evening Program
A Globally Important Place for Birds
Shrine of the Ages
Celebrate Wildlife Day provides an opportunity for park visitors and residents to learn about the Grand Canyon's abundant wildlife and the work of wildlife biologists. It is made possible through the collaborative efforts of the National Park Service; Grand Canyon Association; Arizona Game and Fish Department, including Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center; the Peregrine Fund; Arizona Audubon, Tucson Audubon Society, Northern Arizona Audubon Society, Friends of California Condors Wild and Free, Xanterra Parks and Resorts, Delaware North Companies Parks and Resorts; Horace Albright Training Center and the Grand Canyon Unified School District. Celebrate Wildlife Day is dedicated to the memory of park biologist Eric York, who devoted his life to the study of wildlife.
Contact Pat Brown 928-638-7834 or AJ Lappre 928-638-7645 for more information
Animals of Grand Canyon National Park
Mountain Lion Kittens Tagged (2007)
Did You Know?
The Cambrian seas of the Grand Canyon were home to several kinds of trilobite, whose closest living relative is the modern horsehoe crab. They left their fossil record in the mud of the Bright Angel Shale over 500 million years ago.