Wildlife sightings at Ouray Refuge
The shorebirds are back! We've seen American avocets, black-necked stilts, killdeer, and more. The top three most common species seen during the 4/13/16 bird count were American coot (1,717), green-winged teal (825), and American white pelican (486). We also saw Canada geese, mallard, gadwall, northern pintail, northern shoveler, American wigeon, cinnamon teal, blue-winged teal, redhead, canvasback, ring-necked duck, lesser scaup, ruddy duck, bufflehead, double-crested cormorant, black-crowned night heron, great blue heron, white-faced ibis, Wilson's phalarope, black-necked stilt, American avocet, killdeer, lesser yellowlegs, Dowitcher spp., pied-billed grebe, eared grebe, horned grebe, western grebe, Clark’s grebe, red-tailed hawk, northern harrier, American kestrel, great horned owl, Bonaparte's gull, Franklin's gull, ring-billed gull, and California 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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