Birding Wyoming

The big, rectangular state of Wyoming has spectacular scenery including iconic national parks and Devil's Tower National Monument. It has diverse habitat, including high-elevation coniferous forests, high plains, rocky rivers, sage-brush, scrubland, wetlands, glaciers, snow-capped mountains, lakes and reservoirs, and grasslands. It has magnificent megafauna, including bison, elk, and grizzly bear, and not many people—Wyoming is the least densely populated state in the Lower 48. And it has birds: More than 400 bird species have been reported in the state, including 285 in Yellowstone National Park alone. Best bets for finding Wyoming birds include planning a route that traverses the diverse habitat, and focusing on water, since much of the state is arid.

  • Wyoming Birding & Nature Festivals

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BWD Festival Finder

During the peak of bird migration, there's nothing more exciting than attending a birding festival. The birds are spectacular and the people are great. If you haven't tried a festival yet, this is a must-do for next season! Use BWD's Birding and Nature Festival Finder to help you select from the many available in special areas all over the country.
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  • Wyoming Birding Hotspots

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Oxbow Bend outlook in the Grand Teton National Park. Photo by Michael Gäbler / Wikimedia.

Grand Teton Birding Weekend

The Tetons are the mountains you think of when you think of mountains. High, rugged, and snowcapped, they leap from the flat valley floor of Jackson Hole without foothills or slope. The birds like it, too. About 300 species, from whooping cranes to hummingbirds, have been seen in the Tetons.
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