Birds

Depending on the time of your visit and the habitat you’re in, you can experience different bird behaviors while exploring the Yosemite National Park. The American dipper is the most wonderful species that can be found in the park during winter. It’s a treat to watch these birds dive under the sheet of snow as they search for insects. Red-breasted nuthatches and mountain chickadees are also commonly found in the park during winter.

However, to see some wonderful migrating birds, the right time to visit Yosemite would be spring and fall. You can see flock of them in the park as they get to building their fat supplies for their long journeys. You can find some of the most exotic and colorful migrating birds in the park during spring, including vireos, flycatchers, warblers and tanagers.

Until now, around 262 distinctive species of birds have been documented in the park, some of which are native while others appear during migrating seasons regularly or just once in a few years. To enjoy bird watching in the best possible way at Yosemite, you need to come prepared with a pair of binoculars, a guide and a notebook to note the time you observe specific birds.