The Great Sand Dunes National Park is home to a wide array of wildlife. There are over 200 species of birds at Great Sand Dunes, nesting in tundra, trees, grasslands, or wetlands. Come enjoy the crisp winter air and see if you can spot one or two!

Check out some of pictures of things to look for below. For a complete list please check out the following links.

Checklist of Birds

All pictures courtesy of the National Park Service

Brown-capped Rosy Finch

Brown-capped Rosy Finch


Sandhill Cranes

Northern Pygmy Owl

Mountain Bluebird

White Tail Ptarmigan

Peregrine Falcons

Golden Eagle

Bald Eagle

Red Breasted Nuthatch