North Platte National Wildlife Refuge
Mountain-Prairie Region

Species of Special Concern

Common Loon - (Gavia adamsii)

  • Family: Loons (Gaviidae)
  • Status: Migrant
  • Monitoring Program: Bimonthly survey

White-faced Ibis - (Plegadis chihi)

  • Family: Herons and Allies (Threskiornithidae)
  • Status: Rare migrant
  • Monitoring Program: Bimonthly survey

    Photo of white-faced ibis - Photo credit: Don Poggensee

    Trumpeter Swan - (Cygnus bucccinator)

    • Family: Swans, Geese and Ducks (Anatidae)
    • Status: Rare migrant
    • Monitoring Program: Bimonthly survey

    Northern Harrier - (Circus cyaneus)

    • Family: Kites, Hawks, Eagles and Ospreys (Accipitridae)
    • Status: Migrant
    • Monitoring Program: Bimonthly survey

    Ferruginous Hawk - (Buteo regalis)

    • Family: Kites, Hawks, Eagles and Ospreys (Accipitridae)
    • Status: Migrant, winter resident?
    • Monitoring Program: Record all observations

    Upland Sandpiper - (Bartramia longicauda)

    • Family: Sandpipers (Scolopacidae)
    • Status: Migrant
    • Monitoring Program: Bimonthly survey

    Long-billed Curlew - (Numenius americanus)

    • Family: Sandpipers (Scolopacidae)
    • Status: Migrant
    • Monitoring Program: Bimonthly survey

    Photo of long-billed curlew - Photo credit: Don Poggensee

    Black Tern - (Chidonias niger)

    • Family: Terns (Laridae)
    • Status: Migrant
    • Monitoring Program: Bimonthly survey

    Barn Owl - (Tyto alba)

    • Family: Barn owls (Tytoidae)
    • Status: Rare
    • Monitoring Program: Record all sightings

    Photo of barn owl - Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

    Red-headed Woodpecker - (Melanerpes erythrocephalus)

    • Family: Woodpeckers (Picidae)
    • Status: Migrant, breeding?
    • Monitoring Program: Record all sightings

    Loggerhead Shrike - (Lanius excubitor)

    • Family: Shrikes (Laniidae)
    • Status: Breeding?
    • Monitoring Program: Record all sightings

    Lark Sparrow - (Chondestes grammacus)

    • Family: Sparrows (Emberizidae)
    • Status: Breeding
    • Monitoring Program:

    Lark Bunting - (Calamospiza melanocorys)

    • Family: Sparrows (Emberizidae)
    • Status:
    • Monitoring Program:
Last updated: March 21, 2011