Grand Canyon National Park

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The National Park Service states that of the 355 birds found in the Grand Canyon region, 250 species are found in the Colorado River corridor. Numerous waterfowl winter in the Grand Canyon area between Lees Ferry and Soap Creek. The Park Service indicates that the population is regularly reported at 136 ducks per mile.

There are several species of endangered birds at the Grand Canyon. These birds include the peregrine falcon, bald eagle and willow flycatcher. There are many birds, about 30 species, that live in the desert and cliff regions of the Grand Canyon. These birds include the peregrine falcon, California condor and desert swifts.

According to the National Park Service, there are 90 species of birds that dwell in the forests. Fifty-one species of these birds occupy the forest only during the summertime. This includes 15 species of neotropical birds. Goshawks and spotted owls are two species that reside in these coniferous forests. Near Vermillion Cliffs west from the town of Marble Canyon, you may catch a glimpse of the California condor, an endangered species that was reintroduced to the area in the winter of 1996-1997. Peregrine falcons nest in the canyons along the cliffs as well.

Approximately 250 species of birds can be found in the Colorado River corridor, some are permanent nesting residents while others are temporary residents using this as a stop for migration or winter habitat. Between Lees Ferry and Soap Creek, 19species of waterfowl have been spotted in the winter.

 

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