National Wildlife Refuge
Douglas, AZ 85608
Phone Number: 520-364-2104
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|Leslie Canyon NWR protects several threatened and endangered species and a unique walnut-ash cottonwood riparian gallery forest. (USFWS photo by William R. Radke)|
Continued . . . The refuges have an abundance of wildlife to enjoy. If you are coming for the fabulous birding, hoping to see a gray hawk, vermilion flycatcher, yellow-billed cuckoo, Bell's vireo, Lucy's warbler, yellow-breasted chat, black-throated sparrow, summer tanager, or countless other birds, this is the place.
The refuges support a variety of interesting mammal species including the desert shrew, lesser long-nosed bat, banner-tailed kangaroo rat, gray fox, ringtail, coati, mountain lion, javalina, mule deer, and whitetail deer, just to name a few.
Native reptiles and amphibians such as the Chiricahua leopard frog, Sonoran mud turtle, Gila monster, collared lizard, Sonoran whipsnake, Mexican garter snake, and the Western diamondback rattlesnake all make these refuges their home.
Both refuges contain an abundance of butterflies, dragonflies, damselflies, and other invertebrates, including many unique tropical species, and some that have only been documented within the United States at San Bernardino NWR.
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