Wildlife sightings at Ouray Refuge
Ruddy ducks made the top three for the first time! The top three most common species seen during the 4/27/15 bird count were American coot (1,811), American white pelican (426), and ruddy duck (287). We also saw Canada geese, snow goose, mallard, gadwall, northern pintail, northern shoveler, cinnamon teal, green-winged teal, blue-winged teal, American wigeon, redhead, canvasback, common merganser, ringneck, lesser scaup, great blue heron, black-crowned night heron, white-faced ibis, double-crested cormorant, greater yellowlegs, lesser yellowlegs, dowitchers spp., killdeer, American avocet, black-necked stilt, Wilson's phalarope, pied-billed grebe, eared grebe, western grebe, Clark’s grebe, northern harrier, red-tailed hawk, peregrine falcon, American kestrel, turkey vulture, Franklin'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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