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    Yosemite

    National Park California

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  • Road Closures Due to El Portal Fire

    The Big Oak Flat Road between Crane Flat and the El Portal Road is temporarily closed. There is no access to Yosemite Valley via the Big Oak Flat Road or Highway 120. Tioga Road is open and accessible via Big Oak Flat and Tioga Pass Entrances. More »

  • Campground Closures Due to Fire

    Crane Flat, Bridalveil Creek, and Yosemite Creek Campgrounds are temporarily closed. More »

  • Yosemite National Park is Open

    Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, and Wawona/Mariposa Grove areas are open and accessible via Highways 140 and 41. Tioga Road is not accessible via Highways 140 and 41 due to a fire.

Common Birds

As you travel through Yosemite National Park, you can expect to see a diversity of birds, representing about 45 families. Below are some of the frequently seen families, represented by two species observed regularly in the park. View a complete Yosemite bird checklist.
 
Northern goshawk on left and sharp-shinned hawk on right
 
Prairie falcon on left and American kestrel on right
 
Acorn woodpecker on left and Downy woodpecker on right
 
Western wood-pewee on left and dusky flycatcher on right
 
Western scrub-jay on left and Steller's jay on right
 
Red-breasted nuthatch on left and white-breasted nuthatch on right
 
Hermit thrush on left and mountain thrush on right
 
Cassin's vireo on left and warbling vireo on right
 
Yellow-rumped warbler on left and MacGillivray's warbler on right
 
Dark-eyed junco on left and white-crowned sparrow on right
 
Cassin's finch on left and purple finch on right
 
 

Did You Know?

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This year, Yosemite Conservancy will provide over $9 million in annual support to Yosemite. This funding will restore trails and habitat, protect wildlife, support art & theater programs, and more. Join to become a Friend of Yosemite today. More...