With its varied topography, Dinosaur National Monument includes a number of different habitats: riparian (along waterways), sagebrush, pinyon-juniper woodland, grassland, montane forest, and more. These diverse areas are home to more than 200 bird species, some year-round residents, others part-time residents at Dinosaur.
Dinosaur's rivers are used by, among others, bald eagles, Canada geese, and great blue herons. High above the rivers, canyon walls are home to turkey vultures, peregrine falcons, and a number of hawk species. Nearly a third of all the bird species in the monument have been detected in the pinyon-juniper woodlands, which cover nearly half the monument.
Download a Bird Checklist for the monument (Adobe pdf)
Learn more about a few of Dinosaur National Monument's birds below.