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Recent Sightings

Three birdwatchers with binoculars looking at something pointed out by fourth person.  Photo by Ronald Laubenstein, USFWSHere’s what folks are telling us about - birds, mammals, plants, other natural phenomenon. Let us know what you spotted on your most recent trip (email us at bisonrange@fws.gov).

Thursday, May 19, 2014


Sunny, warm
Red Sleep Mountain Drive
BIRDS
Western tanager
Killdeer (with 4 babies)
Western meadowlark
Lark sparrow
Vesper sparrow
Grasshopper sparrow
Black billed magpie
Brewer’s blackbird
Golden eagle
American kestrel
Tree swallow
Mountain bluebird
Ring necked pheasant
Canada goose
Mallard
MAMMALS
Bison
Mule deer
White tailed deer
Bighorn sheep (one ram)
Pronghorn antelope
Columbian ground squirrel

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


Sunny, mild
Red Sleep Mountain Drive
BIRDS
Black billed magpie
European starling
Tree swallow
Western meadowlark
Northern harrier
Mourning dove
Common raven
American kestrel
Mountain bluebird
Northern flicker
Red tailed hawk
Yellow rumped warbler
Vesper sparrow
Brown headed cowbird
Brewer’s blackbird
MAMMALS
Bison
Mule deer
Pronghorn antelope
Black bear – Brown mother with 2 brown cubs in Upper Elk Lane
- Cinnamon adult at High Point
Bighorn sheep (switchbacks coming down)
White tailed deer
NATIVE FLOWERS
Alumroot
Lupine
Arrowleaf balsamroot
Heartleaf arnica
Bitterroot
Larkspur
Geum (Old man’s beard, Sugarbowl)
Groundsel
Gromwell
Yarrow
Yellow paintbrush
Brodea (bluedicks)
Sticky geranium
Wild rose
Chokecherry
Red-osier dogwood
Last Updated: May 22, 2016
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