Grand Canyon: 100 Years of Stories
In 2019 guests gathered in Phoenix, Arizona, to hear five speakers share stories about Grand Canyon. During this centennial event, each storyteller shared a true, first-person narrative of adventure, conservation, and community at Grand Canyon.
The live show was recorded and is now available for you to watch and enjoy on our YouTube channel.
Do you have a Grand Canyon story you wish to share? E-mail it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas Bird Count
On Sunday, December 20, 2020, Grand Canyon National Park teams completed their annual Christmas Bird Count. Fifty-two species of birds were recorded with a few new additions. For the first time ever, a Prairie Falcon and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker were recorded in the park. For a second time, a Mallard was recorded down at Phantom Ranch.
Sponsored by National Audubon Society, the annual Christmas Bird Count is the nation’s longest-running citizen science survey. The count started again at Grand Canyon National Park in 2012 to collect critical data regarding global bird population trends. Known as a globally important bird area, Grand Canyon is home to nearly 450 species of birds.
If you are looking for a fun activity at home or on your next visit to Grand Canyon, try counting how many different bird species you see. Click the button below to access a species checklist.
This is an excerpt from the Grand Canyon Conservancy’s Member Newsletter. To find out more about GCC and how to get your own copy delivered, visit the Grand Canyon Conservancy website.