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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 in April.  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   2/11/15   first winter emergence
greater sage-grouse   30   2/13/15    
mule deer   6   3/9/15    
horned lark   2   3/11/15    
red-winged blackbird   1   3/12/15    
mallards   2   3/16/15   first seen
elk   800   3/16/15    
dark-eyed junco   2   3/12/15    
Canada goose   4   3/14/15    
American kestrel   1   3/18/15    
pronghorn   20   3/18/15    
moose   2   3/19/15   female & yearling
western meadowlark   1   3/30/15    
northern shoveler   few~   4/6/15    
American wigeon   few~   4/6/15    
common merganser   few~   4/6/15    
green-winged teal   few~   4/6/15    
American coot   few~   4/6/15    
common goldeneye   few~   4/6/15    
northern pintail   2   4/21/15    
marbled godwit   3   4/21/15    
cinnamon teal   2   4/21/15    
Wilson's phalarope   7   4/29/15    
eared grebe   31   4/29/15    
willet   1   4/29/15    
American white pelican   5   4/29/15    
American avocet   8   4/29/15    
double-crested cormorant   2   4/28/15    
long-tailed weasel   1   4/28/15    
barn swallow   10   4/28/15    
hummingbird   1   4/30/15   first seen - early
black-headed grosbeak   1   5/8/15    
pied-billed grebe   1   5/8/15    

 

Last Updated: May 14, 2015
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