Trip Reports

Big Three National Parks Birding

Archaeopteryx Birding & Nature Tours guided 8 members of the Clearwater Audubon Society through 3 of America’s most famous national parks from July 10-19, 2020. We observed over 150 species of birds and more than a dozen mammals. We also saw many butterflies, dragonflies, and amazing vistas.

Our first days were spent exploring the prairie regions and areas near Billings. Sites including Pompey’s Pillar National Monument, Pictograph Coves State Park, Eastlick Road, and several other locations between Billings and our first stop, Glacier National Park.

The photos of Glacier do not do it justice. It is one of the most beautiful and breathtaking places to visit.

Our second national park was Yellowstone, known more for large mammals and geological features then birding. Still an amazing beautiful place to visit.

Grand Tetons National Park was our last major stop on the trip. An amazing mix of of the two previous parks in beauty and nature.

Below are a few more phots from the trip I was not sure where to place.