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.
Wildlife of Grand Canyon National Park
Mountain Lion Research in Grand Canyon National Park
Mountain Lion Kittens Tagged (2007)
Discovering Mountain Lion Kittens - Trip Report (2007)
Birds at Grand Canyon National Park California Condors
Fish at Grand Canyon National Park
Last updated: March 17, 2019