Relaxed Birding: White Wolf

Relaxed Birding: White Wolf

Yosemite visitors may spot a Cassin’s Finch or other colorful songbirds on a bird-watching Outdoor Adventure with expert naturalist guides.
July 21, 2018 to July 22, 2018

Whether you’re new to birding or want to learn more about the region, you’re bound to enjoy this relaxing weekend with a Yosemite naturalist guide who will help you build your avian observation skills and introduce you to many species that call the park home, including the Cassin’s finch, mountain bluebird and red crossbill.

Did you know that our donors have supported more than two decades of bird banding and songbird protection? Learn more about Yosemite’s colorful birds in the video Yosemite Nature Notes: Bird Songs.


Included with your registration:

  • Two days of bird-watching on Saturday and Sunday, starting at 8 am until about 4 pm on Saturday, ending a little earlier on Sunday.
  • Park entry (as needed).
  • Three nights of camping (as needed, arriving July 20 and departing July 23) at White Wolf Campground.
  • There is no discount if you choose not to use our gate pass or campsites.
  • Note: Information about upgrading your accommodations to stay at White Wolf Lodge will be emailed to you after you sign up. The option to upgrade expires 45 days before the program.


Experience level: Any (no bird-watching experience required)
Hiking: Easy to moderate; up to four miles per day, including some off-trail hiking
Elevation: 5,000 feet one day and 7,600 feet the other day
Registration price: $169
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Micheal Elsohn Ross, Yosemite Conservancy expert guide

Michael Elsohn Ross

Michael Elsohn Ross has led Outdoor and Custom Adventures for Yosemite Conservancy since 1977. He is the award-winning author of 42 books for young people including “Baby Bear Isn't Hungry”, “The Happy Camper Handbook”, “The World of Small”, and “Snug as a Bug”. He teaches children’s book writing workshops and is a popular speaker at schools and conferences around the world. Michael is passionate about sharing Yosemite’s diversity to newcomers and long-time park enthusiasts. He lives with his family near the park in a home overlooking the Merced River.