Wildlife sightings at Ouray Refuge
White pelican numbers continue to rise - we're up to 468 on the last count! The top three most common bird species seen during the bi-weekly bird survey on 8/21/14 were mallard (1,176), American coot (1,140), and American white pelican (468). We also saw Canada geese, gadwall, cinnamon teal, green-winged teal, American wigeon, northern shoveler, northern pintail, wood duck, ruddy duck, redhead, common merganser, sandhill crane, great blue heron, black-crowned night heron, snowy egret, great egret, white-faced ibis, double-crested cormorant, killdeer, black-necked stilt, spotted sandpiper, dowitcher spp., Wilson's phalarope, Clark's grebe, western grebe, pied-billed grebe, eared grebe, Forster's tern, black tern, Caspian tern, red-tailed hawk, American kestrel, ring-billed gull, and turkey vulture.
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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