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. Download the Yosemite Bird Checklist [343 kb PDF]. (To print on 8.5x11-inch paper, click on "Properties" to select "2 Sided Print, Flip on Short Edge" and scale page to "Shrink to Printable Area.")
 
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
 
See common wildflower illustrations of Yosemite flora by John Muir Laws—who is the author of The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada.
 

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 577
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

Phone:

(209) 372-0200
The public information office is open from 9 am to 5 pm Pacific time (closed for lunch). Once connected, dial 3 then 5. If the ranger is already on the line, you'll be returned to the main menu. If the ranger is not there, you can leave a message and we will return your call.

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