Wildlife sightings at Ouray Refuge
The top three most common species seen during the 9/21/15 bird count were American coot (1720), American white pelican (563), and Canada geese (554). We also saw mallard, gadwall, northern pintail, northern shoveler, American wigeon, cinnamon teal, green-winged teal, redhead, ruddy duck, ring-necked duck, great blue heron, snowy egret, sandhill crane, Wilson's phalarope, least sandpiper, pectoral sandpiper, lesser yellowlegs, Dowitcher spp., killdeer, semipalmated plover, black-necked stilt, American avocet, pied-billed grebe, eared grebe, western grebe, Clark’s grebe, northern harrier, osprey, red-tailed hawk, American kestrel, turkey vulture, Forster's tern, Bonaparte's gull, and ring-billed gull.
About the Complex
Refuges in the Lower Green River Complex include Ouray Refuge, Browns Park Refuge, and the Colorado River Wildlife Management Area.
Ouray is managed as part of the Lower Green River Complex.
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About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
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