Bird References

The Yellowstone Resources and Issues Handbook, updated annually, is the book our rangers use to answer many basic park questions.

Annual Bird Program Reports. National Park Service, Yellowstone National Park.

Crick, H.Q.P. 2004. The impact of climate change on birds. Ibis 146:48–56.

Follett, D. 1986. Birds of Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. Boulder, CO: Roberts Rinehart.

McEneaney, T. 1988. Birds of Yellowstone: A practical habitat guide to the birds of Yellowstone National Park—and where to find them. Boulder, CO: Roberts Rinehart Publishers.

Yellowstone National Park 2014. Field Checklist of the Birds of Yellowstone National Park.


More Information

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

Baril, L.M., D. Haines, K. E. Duffy, and D. W. Smith. 2013. The Yellowstone Raptor Initiative. Yellowstone Science 21(1): 21-30.

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.

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

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.

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168


(307) 344-7381
Recorded information. For road and weather information, please dial 307-344-2117.

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