Bird-watching in Canyonlands National Park
Without getting on the Colorado River, you can see a variety of wrens, including the rock wren, canyon wren, and Bewick's wren. Blue-gray gnatcatchers are fairly common in the summer, along with the solitary vireo and black-throated gray warbler and Virginia's warbler. You'll have the most fun spotting the American kestrel or peregrine falcon or prairie falcon and watching golden and bald eagles soar overhead. The common raven is everywhere you look, as are the juniper titmouse, mountain chickadee, and a variety of jays. Once on the Colorado River, you'll stand a chance of glimpsing the elusive white-faced ibis, and you'll almost certainly see a great blue heron swooping along the water or standing regally on a sandbar.
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