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Petrified Forest National Park–Rainbow Forest

Sanders, Arizona 86512
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Petrified Forest NP–Rainbow Forest
Coordinates: 34.8153861, -109.864325
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Aboout Rainbow Forest
Study paleontological exhibits in the museum and walk a 0.4 mile loop trail.

Tips for birding Petrified Forest National Park
Trees at the visitor center may attract migrant land birds. Areas on the Puerco River such as Newspaper Rock and Puerco Pueblo attract migrating and breeding songbirds. Otherwise, birds are sparse at this park. Look for raptors, Scaled Quail, and Sage Thrasher on the grasslands. Sage Sparrows are present in winter.
From Northern Arizona Audubon Society

About Petrified Forest National Park
Petrified Forest was set aside as a national monument in 1906 to preserve and protect the petrified wood for its scientific value. It is recognized today for having so much more, including a broad representation of the Late Triassic paleo-ecosystem, significant human history, clear night skies, fragile grasslands ecosystem, and unspoiled scenic vistas.

Scientific studies are on-going at the park. Paleontologists find new fossils, including new species of plants and animals, each year. Biologists study living plants and animals, including vegetation surveys and reptile, amphibian, and mammal projects. Air quality, weather, and seismic monitoring stations constantly generate new data.
From Petrified Forest National Park webpage