Wyoming is not always thought of as a birding destination but with all of its habitat diversity and open public lands it can be an incredible place to observe birding treasures such as the Great Gray Owl and the Trumpeter Swan.
There are a number of habitats in the state including riparian corridors, open sagebrush with scattered grasslands, and conifer dominated mountains which rise to a high alpine atmosphere. A bird’s habitat is it’s home and thus knowing the habitats can be a key in finding the birds or locating a specific bird for the Life List.
Birding in the Upper Hoback River drainage and surrounding areas can include willow and cottonwood edged waters, open grasslands, sagebrush communities, and forests of lodgepole and spruce. Depending on the time of year numerous species of birds can be seen or heard such as a Ruffed Grouse drumming or the prehistoric call of the Sandhill Crane.
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Meet Your Guide
Elizabeth "Betty" Boehm has been living and birding the intermountain west for over 25 years. She is an avid birdwatcher, photographer, and hiker. Birding has been a passion since childhood and discovering a new bird is always an event but watching any bird can be a learning experience. She has taken numerous classes and workshops on the natural history of western Wyoming. Her free time is spent with binoculars and camera in hand, seeking out lesser known areas of the state looking for birds. Recently her emphasis has been searching for owls; "Owls are difficult to find and the success ratio is low but so much more is noticed in the natural world when searching with such intensity!" She can guide you through a number of habitats looking for a variety of birds or tailor the tour to your desires, looking for specific species.