Wildlife sightings at Ouray Refuge
The top three most common species seen during the 8/19/15 bird count were American coot (1446), mallard (446), and gadwall (368). We also saw Canada geese, northern pintail, northern shoveler, American wigeon, cinnamon teal, green-winged teal, wood duck, redhead, ruddy duck, great blue heron, snowy egret, black-crowned night heron, white-faced ibis, double-crested cormorant, American white pelican, sandhill crane, American bittern, Wilson's phalarope, western sandpiper, spotted sandpiper, lesser yellowlegs, greater yellowlegs, Dowitcher spp., killdeer, black-necked stilt, American avocet, pied-billed grebe, eared grebe, western grebe, Clark’s grebe, Cooper’s hawk, red-tailed hawk, American kestrel, 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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