Here Are The Best Bird Watching Spots In Wyoming
Wyoming has huge wildlife numbers, from the big game we all know and love.
For example, bears, moose, deer and elk on the land, walleye, trout and salmon swimming in the water and the meadowlarks, raptors and eagle flying about the ground.
Big game and fish get talked about quite often, but the birds of Wyoming, don't get the love they deserve.
Wyoming is really a hot spot for birds. According to Bird Watching HQ, there are over 400 known bird species that call Wyoming home.
We should all know some of the most popular birds here
- Meadowlark (State Bird)
- Sandhill Crane
If you've ever spent any time checking out the way a bird works, it's really pretty fascinating. Some of you may be shocked to know that birds don't just fly around and leave their calling card on your car's window.
Just like any other wildlife creature, there is a reason to their madness. Actually, if you were to follow a bird around all day, they probably have a similar routine to what yours is. They're active during the day and sleep at night.
Most birds start the day looking for food, cleaning up their feathers, bathing, take care of their babies and hanging with their other bird buddies.
If you're looking for a new hobby this summer, you can spend a few bucks, get bird watching equipment and add a low impact activity to your list. A quick Amazon search will reveal everything you'll need to get started. You don't have to break the bank on getting your new bird watching equipment either.
Here are a few of the items recommended:
- Field Guide
- Spotting Scope
- Download Apps to help you identify the birds find around the world
Now that you're supplied up, here's are bird hot spots you can go bird watching and get the most bang for your buck.
- Yellowstone National Park (Northwest Wyoming) - Nearly 280 bird species have been documented
- Grand Teton National Park (Northwest Wyoming) - Around 300 species of bird have been spotted
- Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge (Southwest Wyoming) - Thousands of acres with hundreds of species of birds and other animals.
- Keyhole State Park (Northeast Wyoming) - One of the largest state parks in the state offers many opportunities for bird watching.
- The Red Desert (Southern Wyoming) - Lots of wildlife and bird action. The large sagebrush habitat offers a wide variety of sagebrush species.
- Hutton National Wildlife Refuge (Southwest Wyoming) - The grasslands, marshlands and former lakes make for great opportunity to spot raptors year round.