Deer Flat NWR
Birds of Deer Flat
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Over 215 bird species have been observed on the refuge since 1950. Click on any of the following pages to learn about the seasonal occurrence, abundance, and preferred habitat of the species of your choice.
For help identifying refuge birds, consult the Beginners' Bird Guide (PDF file larger than 500 kb) or a photographic guide to the birds of southern Idaho. You might also want to contact the Southwestern Idaho Birders Association to get involved with their local birding activities.
An abbreviations legend is provided below and at the bottom of each page.
Page 1: Loons, Grebes, Pelicans, Cormorants, Bitterns, Herons, Egrets, Spoonbills, Waterfowl, Vultures, Osprey, Eagles, Hawks, Falcons
Page 2: Gallinaceous birds, Rails, Cranes, Plovers, Stilts, Avocets, Shorebirds, Snipe, Phalaropes, Gulls, Terns
Page 3: Doves, Owls, Goatsuckers, Swifts, Hummingbirds, Kingfishers, Woodpeckers, Flycatchers, Larks, Swallows, Jays, Magpies, Crows, Chickadees, Bushtits, Nuthatches
Page 4: Creepers, Wrens, Kinglets, Bluebirds, Thrushes, Thrashers, Pipits, Waxwings, Shrikes, Starlings, Vireos, Warblers, Tanagers, Grosbeaks, Buntings, Towhees, Sparrows, Blackbirds, Meadowlarks, Orioles, Finches, Weaver finches
The following species are accidental on the refuge and have been recorded only once or twice:
Nest on the refuge (N): * indicates a species that nests on the refuge
Seasons: Sp = spring (March-May) , S = summer (June-August), F = fall (September-November), W = winter (December-February)
Abundance: a = abundant (a common species that is very numerous), c = common (certain to be seen in suitable habitat), u = uncommon (present, but not certain to be seen), o = occasional (seen only a few times during a season), r = rare (seen at intervals of 2-5 years). Return to top.