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Seen on the Refuge!

Refuge_sunrise_after_spring_storm_512x219Despite the weather pictured in this cold and inhospitable looking view of our arid landscape,wildlife always knows when spring is in the air! Picture taken April 2013.  Below is a summary of what Arapaho staff has seen recently.

 Arapaho Staff Wildlife Observations

  
Table of wildlife sightings by Refuge staff.
Species       Count       Date                  Remarks 
white-tailed prairie dog   several   1/25/14   first winter emergence
white-tailed prairie dog   1   2/5/14    
European starlings   5   3/4/14   first seen
American badger   1   3/8/14    
Canada goose   2   3/11/14   first seen
horned lark   1   3/11/14    
elk   854   3/11/14    
pronghorn   249   3/11/14    
Wyoming ground squirrel        lots!   3/15/14    
red-winged black bird   1   3/24/14    
ducks   lots!   3/25/14   first seen
dark-eyed juncos   2   4/1/14    
northern flicker   1   4/2/14    
American kestrel   1   4/2/14    
killdeer   1   4/4/14    
western meadowlark   1   4/8/14    
greater sage-grouse   1   4/8/14    
American robin   1   4/9/14    
moose   1   4/14/14    
green-tailed towhee        1   4/13/14    
song sparrow   1   4/17/14    
mourning dove   1   4/21/14    
yellow-headed blackbird   1   4/22/14    
peregrine falcon   1   4/21/14    
American avocet   1   4/21/14    
northern harrier        1   4/29/14   female
moose   3   5/9/14    
willet   2   5/14/14    
Wilson's phalarope   several   5/14/14    
red fox   1   5/14/14    
mule deer   4   5/14/14    
yellow warbler   1   5/17/14    
house wren   1   5/19/14    
bufflehead   2   5/19/14    
ruddy duck   1   5/19/14    
northern pintail   4   5/19/14    
cinnamon teal   8   5/19/14    
black-crowned night-heron   16   5/23/14    
western meadowlark   1   6/3/14    
coyote   1   6/3/14    
American bittern   1   6/9/14    
cow & calf moose   1   5/29/14    
common muskrat   1   6/11/14    
American beaver   1   6/3/14    
northern river otter   1   6/11/14    
nesting American white pelican   175+   6/13/14    
greater sage-grouse   6   6/18/14    
Canada goose   4   6/19/14   2 adults/2 goslings
American badger   3   6/19/14   3 in hole - family group
Forster's tern   1   6/23/14    
turkey vulture   3   7/10/14    
pronghorn   8   7/15/14   4 females/4 fawns
long-tailed weasel   1   7/21/14    
boreal toad   1   7/22/14    
American black bear   1   7/31/14    
western kingbird       1        8/15/14    
northern goshawk   2   8/8/14    

 

 

Last Updated: Aug 29, 2014
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