Wildlife sightings at Ouray Refuge
Ouray Refuge is full of phalaropes! The top three most common species seen during the 5/12/16 bird count were American coot (964), red-necked phalarope (385), and Canada geese (227). We also saw mallard, gadwall, northern pintail, northern shoveler, American wigeon, green-winged teal, cinnamon teal, blue-winged teal, wood duck, redhead, canvasback, lesser scaup, ruddy duck, bufflehead, American white pelican, double-crested cormorant, great blue heron, snowy egret, white-faced ibis, sandhill crane, Wilson's phalarope, black-necked stilt, American avocet, killdeer, Dowitcher spp , willet, spotted sandpiper, pied-billed grebe, eared grebe, western grebe, Clark’s grebe, red-tailed hawk, northern harrier, American kestrel, peregrine falcon, ring-billed gull, Bonaparte's gull, and Forster's tern.
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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