Glacier National Park: Species List

Mountain Goat ewe and kid

It is a testament to the immense importance of Glacier National Park as a keystone habitat for the northern Rocky Mountains (the storied Yellowstone to Yukon ecosystem) that in six days, our IDed species list bested the previous record set by our three-week honeymoon in Alaska.

At Glacier National Park, we saw a record 110 identifiable species of animals and plants.

MAMMALS

American Black Bear
Bighorn Sheep
Columbian Ground Squirrel
Cow
Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel
Grizzly Bear
Hoary Marmot
Horse
Least Chipmunk
Moose
Mountain Goat
Red Fox
Red Squirrel
Vole
White-Tailed Deer

BIRDS

American Robin
American Widgeon
Bald Eagle
Buek’s Groundsel
California Gull
Cedar Waxwing
Chipping Sparrow
Clark’s Nutcracker
Cliff Swallow
Common Loon
Common Nighthawk
Common Raven
Dark-Eyed Junco (Oregon)
Dwarf Paintbrush
Hermit Thrush
House Sparrow
Kestrel (?)
MacGillivrey’s Warbler
Magpie
Northern Harrier
Pine Siskin
Ring-Billed Gull
Spruce Grouse
Tree Swallow
Western Tanager
Yellow-Rumped Warbler (Audubon’s)
Yellowthroat

INSECTS

Buck Moth Caterpillar
Bumblebee
Coronis Fritillary
Mariposa Copper
Pale Tiger Swallowtail
Police Car Moth
Western Admiral
Western Tiger Swallowtail
Wolf Spider

WILDFLOWERS

Alpine Fireweed
Alsike Clover
Bear Grass
Blanket Flower
Bristlestem Hempnettle
Canada Goldenrod
Cinquefoil
Falsegold Groundsel
Fireweed
Elephant’s Head
Engelmann’s Aster
Green False Hellebore
Harebell
Hoary Aster
Jessica Sticktight
Lyall’s Angelica
Lyall’s Penstemon
Moss Campion
Mountain Bog Gentian
Mountain Death Camas
Nodding Onion
Orange Agoseris
Purly Pussytoes
Purple Monkey Flower
Rosy Paintbrush
Rosy Spiraea
Shrubby Cinquefoil
Silky Phacelia
Snowbrush Ceanothus
Splitleaf Paintbrush
Spreading Dogbane
Streambank Globemallow
Sulphur-Flower Wild Buckwheat
Wandering Daisy
Western Canada Goldenrod
Western Mountain Aster
Western Pasqueflower
Western Swamp Laurel
Wild Chives
Yarrow
Yellow Columbine
Yellow Penstemon

TREES

Engelmann Spruce
Lodgepole Pine
Quaking Aspen
Subalpine Fir
Western Hemlock
Whitebark Pine

SHRUBS

Bearberry Honeysuckle
Black Elderberry
Huckleberry
Juniper
Mountain Maple
Red Elderberry
Red Osier Dogwood
Serviceberry
Silver Sagebrush
Sitka Mountain Ash
Thimbleberry

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