What Might We See On A Wildlife Tour?

 

Clients frequently ask what they will see on a tour, so we have categorized the possible animal sightings and behaviors by “seasons” or months.

However, we’ll ALWAYS have the opportunity to view our American icon, the majestic Bison.

 

May-August

Lamar valley bear

Cinnamon Black Bear
Frolics in the Flowers

Rocky Mountain Elk, White-Tailed and Mule Deer, Moose, Bighorn Sheep, Pronghorn and Mountain Goats

Wolves, Coyotes, and Foxes

Black Bears and Grizzly Bears, Badgers, Marmots and Uinta Ground Squirrels

Birds of Prey, Song Birds and Water Fowl

May and June is Baby Season for the Ungulates!

July and August delights us with the BISON RUT (Mating Season) when the Bulls Drool, Bellow and Charge!

Wolves Begin to “Rendezvous” with Their Pups

Wildflowers Abound

 

After the Rut

September-December

Most of the same wildlife with the exception of the hibernating rodents and migratory birds.

Bears go into their hyperphagic state prior to “denning” for the winter months.   

Moose come down from the higher elevations, the Canines are active and Bugling Elk indicate that most of the Ungulates are in their mating seasons.

The Yellowstone flora shifts into waves of Golds and Reds before the Sparkling White of Winter

 

 

January-April

Lamar valley otter

Rolling Otter

WOLVES! February is wolf mating season, Moose are very active, and there’s a possibility of seeing Otters, Ermine and Pine Martens.

Mountain Lions, Canada Lynx and Bobcats are very elusive but even finding their tracks in the snow is exciting!

Bears begin to reemerge around April, searching for food after their long winter nap.

Yellowstone Remains Under the Cover of Whiteness