Yellowstone Wildlife Viewing

  Observations: September 1 - October 31, 2014

The months of September and October 2014 were active for wildlife viewers traveling in Yellowstone's Lamar Valley.


  • How many times were wolves observed during the month and where were the park visitors standing?  
  • The map below shows the total count.  
  • Note that each day can be counted twice - once in the a.m. and once in the p.m.  If a wolf was observed at a location every day, both morning and evening, the tally would be 60 for September.  
  • Some locations near a wolf rendezvous site were as high as 19 for the month!
  • Click on a map symbol and a popup window will display the name of the location and the number of observations of wolves, brown bear, elk, black bear and carcasses.
  • Yellowstone Reports publishes descriptions of wolf activity, authored by naturalists.  Access to the reports is available for a modest annual subscription fee of $20.  A portion of the proceeds from subscriptions is donated to the Yellowstone Association's Guardian program, the Yellowstone Wolf Project through the Yellowstone Park Foundation, and Yellowstone Country Guardians.