Viewing rare and majestic birds is not rare in Grand Canyon National Park. If you spend more than a few minutes at any rim overlook, you’ll see swifts and swallows darting through the air, while red-tailed hawks, golden eagles, and turkey vultures coast on lofty thermals.
Near the river you’ll find less common birds, such as the bald eagles and peregrine falcons, both of which have thrived in the canyons recently. The rarest of all is the California Condor, the largest land bird in North America. The California condor was reintroduced to the wild near Lee’s Ferry in 1996, and have since become more numerous, gracefully soaring on its nearly 10 foot wingspan over the magnificent rock formations.
Most notable Bird Species found in the Grand Canyon: