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Grand Teton National Park, Midwest United States (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Grand Teton National Park, Midwest United States

Map of Grand Teton National Park, Midwest United States

American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) Swainsons Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)

National Park in Wyoming


Moving the Car

7/13/2012: After a rainy night of camping, we were up and moving by sunrise. I was looking for an American Three-toed Woodpecker, but the guy at the visitor center did not want to understand my question about where I could find a burned out forest. He sent us to the Jenny Lake area where there were not any burned out trees.

At the second visitor center, I was given some directions to a burned forest on a dirt road near Spalding Bay. We found the place pretty easily, though the road was not really good for our mid-sized passenger car. It was starting to get later in the day, and we still had several hours of driving ahead of us. So, I gave up on the search for the woodpeckers after about 45 minutes.

Of course, on our walk back to the car, two of the woodpeckers appeared.... but too little too late as Scott is shut down in the ninth.

Birds 12, Scott 10

Previous Visit (Yellowstone National Park: 7/12/2012)

Species Recorded (18)

Birds ( 14 )

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Osprey - Pandion haliaetus

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
American Three-toed Woodpecker - Picoides dorsalis

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Hammond's Flycatcher - Empidonax hammondii

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Clark's Nutcracker - Nucifraga columbiana
Canada Jay - Perisoreus canadensis

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
House Wren - Troglodytes aedon

Kinglets ( Regulidae )
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - Corthylio calendula

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Swainson's Thrush - Catharus ustulatus
American Robin - Turdus migratorius

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Yellow Warbler - Setophaga petechia

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Western Tanager - Piranga ludoviciana

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Dark-eyed Junco - Junco hyemalis
Chipping Sparrow - Spizella passerina


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United States


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