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Hey, I was just wondering if anyone on here knows when the Harlequin Ducks show up at Lahardy Rapids? I am going to be going up May 4th the day you are able to get to that area but looking on EBIRD I am unable to tell if they are around this early. Part of me is thinking is that because of the road not being open or are they not in this early.
Could happen that early. On average they are there by the second week to mid-May in their greatest numbers. I've seen late-comers into mid-June.
Max is right. I think your best bet would be in May. I looked for the Harlequins for years in June but only saw them once. I was always a bit too late. However I've often seen the great blue herons and their colony of nests just north of LeHardy Rapids....very cool. You'll also find a few trumpeter swans floating on the ponds over by Alum Creek and along the Firehole River in Biscuit Basin....they're absolutely gorgeous in the early morning light!