Yosemite Birding

April 26, 2014

Springtime birding in Yosemite Valley and Foresta shows off both our resident and migrant species. Neo-tropical migrants are in their best plumage, and breeding species are at their most active. The variety of habitats within Yosemite Valley and Foresta make this an easy place for both beginning and experienced birders to see numerous species in a day’s easy walking. Look out for many beautiful species, including tanagers, grosbeaks, orioles, vireos, flycatchers and plenty of warblers. Enjoy Yosemite’s most beautiful springtime visitors with renowned Yosemite naturalist and bird authority Michael Ross. This outing will meet just outside Yosemite Valley on Saturday morning and run through the afternoon.

Experience package includes camping April 25–27 at Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley plus entry into Yosemite. Upgrade your package to stay at Yosemite Lodge at the Falls April 25–27. Information about upgrading your package will be available once you have registered. 

Hiking: Easy; no more than 4 miles a day, some off-trail
Elevation: 4,300'–5,000'
Experience package: $99
Leader: Michael Ross
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.