Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

 

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 aren't barriers to birds. In search of food and water, birds can readily fly to depths and heights forbidding for other animals, including humans.Bird watching in the area is excellent, especially in spring and early summer. You’ll find the peregrine Falcon - the world's fastest flyer. In spring and early summer look for this amazing bird in the vicinity of the Painted Wall. Blue Grouse can be observed in the sagebrush areas. Look for this beautiful bird along roadsides and thickets.Look for birds of prey such as the Cooper's Hawk and Red Tailed Hawks. Also up above the canyon rims look for Turkey Vultures and Golden Eagles riding thermals. Listen to the graceful and unforgettable note of the Canyon Wren in the inner canyon and from Rock Point in the morning. The birds below represent those that live within the various habitats of the canyon, from the rim (top, Great horned owl) to the river (bottom, American dipper).

 Great horned owls hunt rabbits and rodents on canyon rims at night. Their prey eat nuts, seeds and berries – of pinyon, juniper, and Gambel oak trees and serviceberry and other shrubs prevalent on canyon rims. Its disc-shaped face channels sound waves to the owl’s ears – slits at the side of its head, not those feathers atop it. Great horned owls are year-round residents because rabbits and rodents stay active in winter.

 Mountain bluebirds share canyon rim habitat with owls but are daytime eaters of insects. Like owls, bluebirds are linked to their habitat by its vegetation, which feeds their insect prey. Bluebirds are migratory, not year-round residents here. They nest in trees and are most often seen in spring and early summer when nesting and rearing their young. They get some moisture from their insect prey, but need access to open water, too.

 

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