Birding Trips on the Yampa River
Holiday River Expeditions has recently added a river rafting trip exclusively for bird lovers led by Bill Fenimore Jr. This 5-day and 4-night birding excursion takes you on the Yampa River, and into the confluence with the Green River and on through Dinosaur National Monument. This trip includes many of the more popular bird watching locations include Jones Hole Trail, Split Mountain Campground and River Trail, and the Josie Morris Cabin area. As temperatures gradually warm in the springtime, conditions are exceptional and May is a good time to visit the Monument and watch the spring bird migration.
Birding expert Bill Fenimore Jr., an expert in his field, is the manager of the Wild Bird Center in Layton, Utah and has been birding in the Caribbean and the Dominican Republic. He has also visited sites all over the United States including Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, and Idaho.
During this memorable birding trip on the Yampa River, adventure seekers will look for such exquisite bird species as the White-throated Swift, Prairie Falcon, Gray Flycatcher, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Lazuli Bunting, and Virginia’s Warbler. These lovely birds can be seen in habitats such as the sage brush, riparian, and cottonwood groves found along the Green & Yampa Rivers. This trip will likely add to the serious birder’s “life list.” Birding is only part of the trip however. Experience the thrill of the white water on the Yampa River-the last undammed river in the west.
Holiday River Expeditions’ Birding Trips are a natural fit for the wild, untamed rivers that flow through Dinosaur National Monument. Its tall Sandstone cliffs, pristine waterways, cottonwoods and pinyon-juniper trees are the perfect place to find Peregrine Falcon, Prairie Falcon, and Lewis’ Woodpecker.
Holiday River Expeditions presents a trip for the bird-watcher in your family as well as the white water rafting enthusiast. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable wilderness adventure!