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Bird References

These are important publications about this resource. The list may include commercial publications, academic publications, government publications, management documents that inform the decision-making process at parks and protected areas, or links to websites that provide additional information relevant to the topic. Click on highlighted links to access copies of the listed documents

General Bird Information:

The Audubon Encyclopedia of North American Birds. 1987. By John Terres. Alfred Knopf. New York, NY.

Lives of North American Birds. 1996. By Kenn Kaufman. Houghton Mifflin. New York, NY.


Bird Identification:

A Field Guide to Hawks of North America (Second Edition). Clark, W.S. and B.K. Wheeler. 2001. Houghton Mifflin, New York, New York.

Field Guide to the Birds of North America (Fifth Edition). Dunn, J.L. and J. Alderfer. 2006. National Geographic Society, Washington DC.

The Sibley Guide to Birds of Western North America (First Edition). Sibley, D.A. 2003. National Audubon Society. Alfred Knopf. New York, NY.


State Field Guides:

Birding Montana. 1995. By Terry McEneaney. Falcon Press. Helena, Montana.

A Birder's Guide to Idaho. 1997. By D. Svingen & K. Dumroese. American Birding Association. Colorado Springs, CO.

A Birder's Guide to Wyoming. 1993. By Oliver Scott. American Birding Association. Colorado Springs, CO.


Local Field Guides:

Birds of Yellowstone. 1988. By Terry McEneaney. Roberts-Rinehart. Boulder, CO.

Finding the Birds in Jackson Hole. 1994. By B. Raynes & D. Wile. Paragon Press. Salt Lake City, UT.


Status reports on Yellowstone birds:

Yellowstone Annual Bird Reports by Yellowstone Center for Resources

McEneaney, T., 2001. Yellowstone Christmas Bird Counts of the 20th Century. Yellowstone Science 9(1):

Baril, L.M., A.J. Hansen, R. Renkin, and R. Lawrence. 2009. Willow-bird relationships on Yellowstone's Northern Range. Yellowstone Science 17(3): 19-26.

White, P.J., K.M. Proffitt, T.P. McEneaney, R.A. Garrott, and D.W. Smith. 2011. Yellowstone's Trumpeter Swans in peril? Yellowstone Science 19(3): 12-16.

Did You Know?

Upper Geyser Basin Hydrothermal Features on a Winter Day.

Yellowstone contains approximately one-half of the world’s hydrothermal features. There are over 10,000 hydrothermal features, including over 300 geysers, in the park.