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Naturalist Notes

Celebrate 100 years of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act with a birding tour in GTNP!

There’s a secret hiding in plain view across the Jackson Hole Valley. If you look closely beneath the stunning Teton Range, past the giant bison, elk, and grizzly bears, you will find that Grand Teton National Park holds an incredible diversity of bird life. We’re excited to announce the addition of Birding Specific tours to our lineup, come join the experienced Avian Biologists of Jackson Hole EcoTour Adventures and find out how amazing birding can be in Jackson Hole! Read more

EcoTour Adventures 2018 Guide Training Trip Report

Earlier in May we gathered for a five day staff retreat and training, preparing to share this beautiful landscape with over 5000 visitors annually. The guides of Jackson Hole EcoTour Adventures are your sustainable connection to the wilderness of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, enjoy this trip report from our summer 2018 training! Read more

Tracking Course June 16-17 and 25-26 with Tracking Specalist Michelle Peziol

Jackson Hole EcoTour Adventures is Excited to Announce Two CyberTracker Tracking Evaluation Courses with Evaluator Michelle Peziol Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We are offering two courses, one on Saturday and Sunday June 16th-17th and the second Monday and Tuesday June 25th-26th Join us in expanding your wildlife, naturalist, and observational skills in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Michelle is a Tracking Specialist and Teton Cougar Project Staff member who became the first female Track and Sign Evaluator in the US in 2017. Read on for more information about this exciting course! Read more

Living With Large Carnivores Part One: Bear Identification

Grizzlies are now active in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, with black bears soon to emerge. Learn how to correctly identify the differences between these two charismatic mammals who call Jackson Hole home! Read more

Wyoming’s Mammal Migrations Break Long Distance Records

All across the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, rivers of tens of thousands of animals are now flowing out of the regions valleys, following a wave of greening vegetation into the mountains. By migrating, animals can access the best quality forage as it emerges across the landscape, an ancient strategy which has enabled them to thrive across the GYE. But many of these migrations may be at risk, and without help could be lost forever. Read more

Ecotour Adventures is hiring for Summer 2018!

Attention Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Enthusiasts! Jackson Hole EcoTour Adventures is looking for part time (3-4 evenings a week) guides with science backgrounds to join our staff this summer! Compensation starts at $25/hr during tours before gratuities. Part Time guides are also eligible for a matching IRA contribution. Full Time opportunities may be available for the right candidates. Please read the full description for more information. Read more

Jackson Hole Wildlife Tour Log Early March 2018

March 2018 has come in like a lion, two mountain lions to be exact! We've been enjoying a rare look at these elusive cats on the National Elk Refuge just outside of Jackson, Wyoming over the past week, thrilling guides and guests alike. Though winter's grasp remains firm in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, signs of spring are also emerging. Mountain bluebirds and other migratory songbirds have returned to the valley, and elk have already started spring migrations. We began the month with deep snowfall and wolf sightings, learn more about what the wildlife of Jackson Hole are up to in the latest wildlife log from Jackson Hole Ecotour Adventures! Read more

Finding the Wild of Winter in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks with Jackson Hole Ecotour Adventures

It’s the heart of winter in Jackson Hole. Deep snows have filled the high country of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Insulated by the snowy blanket, grizzly and black bears, sleeping away the winter. Large ungulates, such as elk, and bighorn sheep have migrated into the valleys to escape the worst of winter. Camouflaged in white, ermine bound across the landscape, adapting to the winter world. Our recent multi day tour of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks provided an intimate portrait of the strategies wildlife use to survive winter in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. It’s one of the wildest landscapes left in the Lower 48 States, read on to learn more! Read more

Help Wildlife Cross the Road in Wyoming, Support HB0039

Last year over 360 deer, elk, and moose were struck and killed by cars in Teton County, WY alone! We can do better than this and protect people and wildlife by developing safe wildlife crossings. Wyoming HB 0039 is a step in the right direction creating funding for these crossings through a Wildlife Connectivity License Plate program. Ecotour Adventures has pledged support for the bill and committed to outfit our vehicles with the plates should it pass. Read more about this important issue and how you can help in the latest Ecotour Adventures Blog Read more

Jackson Hole Wildlife Ecotour Log January 2018

January has provided a bounty of wildlife sightings on Ecotours with the guides at Jackson Hole Ecotour Adventures. We’ve explored track and sign of elk, moose, and great gray owls on our cross country ski and snowshoe tours in Jackson Hole and listened to the howls of the Lower Gros Ventre wolf pack in Grand Teton National Park. Our most recent Yellowstone Multi Day tour revealed a winter wonderland of steaming geyser basins, frost covered bison, wolves, and diverse winter wildlife emblematic of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Read on to learn more about the highlights of our wildlife, snowshoe, and cross country ski safaris in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks for the first month of 2018 Read more