YELLOWSTONE - AMERICA'S FIRST NATIONAL PARK
Even during the peak of tourist season,
you can still discover the wild in Yellowstone. America's first
national park remains one of the best places to observe big game on the
North American continent. Pronghorn antelope, elk, moose and
whitetail and mule deer all thrive here. And if you're lucky, you
may hear a gray wolf howl in the distance, see the tracks of an elusive
mountain lion or watch a grizzly bear feed
on a kill in the Lamar Valley.
Small mammals include porcupines, bobcats, river otters, foxes,
beavers, snowshoe hares, flying squirrels and wolverines. Yellowstone also provides habitat for 290
species of birds, including the beautiful and threatened
trumpeter swan. White pelicans nest near Yellowstone Lake, and
bald and golden eagles command the skies.
North Entrance: Watch for pronghorn antelopes
in the sagebrush flats.
Mammoth Hot Springs:
Check for moose, deer, elk and coyote.
Look for moose between Fishing Bridge and Canyon.
The Lamar Valley: Elk, eagles, bison and
are seen in this area. Bring binoculars or a scope and you may be
fortunate enough to see wolves, grizzlies, and bighorn sheep.
Learn more about the Lamar Valley's famous Druid wolf
improve your chances of observing wolves and other elusive
wildlife, consider a learning vacation, field seminar or personal
"ed-venture" offered through the nonprofit Yellowstone Institute.
Stay in the historic national park lodges or choose a backcountry trip
far away from the summer crowds: The
BEST TIMES TO VISIT
Yellowstone offers excellent wildlife viewing opportunities all
year. In September and October, you'll be able to view male elk, moose and deer at their
finest, while winter brings the best odds for seeing wolves in the
MAMMAL CHECK LISTS:
Bird Check List
Mammal Check List
YOUTUBE VIDEO PICKS
of Yellowstone National Park
Park - NPS
Campgrounds in Yellowstone NP
Hours/ Road Access Information
National Geographic - Birding Yellowstone