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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

April 10, 2014

Sunny and Warm
Black capped chickadee (courtship singing)
Black billed magpie
Northern flicker
Belted kingfisher
Collared dove
Rock pigeon
Mourning dove (the native bird)
Hooded merganser (pair)
Mallard (pair)

March 26, 2014

afternoon – cloudy, mild
along Winter Drive
Coyote (calling)
White tailed deer
Bison (north side of Mission Creek)
Pronghorn – bucks in Basin
Elk (north side of Mission Creek)
Ground squirrel
Tree swallow
Black billed magpie
Red tailed hawk
Northern flicker
Western meadowlark
Hooded merganser (male)
Red winged blackbird
Milbert’s Tortoiseshell
(a hibernating butterfly so one of the first to see in spring

March 18, 2014

Scattered clouds, cool
Bison - at Visitor Center and along Mission Creek
Elk – along Mission Creek, bulls still with antlers
Mule deer
White tail deer
Canada goose
Black billed magpie
Golden eagle – in Alexander Basin
Mountain bluebird – at Visitor Center
Prairie falcon – flying by Visitor Center
Western meadowlark – singing at Visitor Center
American robin – singing at Visitor Center 
Last Updated: Apr 11, 2014
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