Because of its wide variety of ecosystems, Grand Canyon National Park is home to an incredible diversity of bird life with nearly 450 species of birds. In 2014, the Grand Canyon was designated as a Globally Important Bird Area to recognize the important role the park plays in protecting hundreds of bird species.
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This little watering hole in the courtyard at Grand Canyon Headquarters was all aflutter with activity during fall migration 2020. As birds make their way across the country, they look for safe places to drink and bathe before they continue on their way. Some species in this video are residents to this area year-round, while others are just passing through. We are so lucky to have so many awesome birds call Grand Canyon home!