White River National Wildlife Refuge
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Species at White River National Wildlife Refuge

A green spotted frog sitting in leaves

A frog at White River. Credit: Garry Tucker, USFWS.

These wildlife checklists were revised by Richard Hines, Refuge Biologist, in August 2005.  They are a list of birds, mammals, fish, reptiles and amphibians that have been observed at White River National Wildlife Refuge.  The species' common and scientific names are listed.


Approximately two-thirds of the bird species found in Arkansas can be seen at White River NWR.  Many of these are neo-tropical songbirds that use the refuge as a stopping point on their journey to and from central and South America.


Mammals on the White River NWR consist of bats, opossums, raccoons, armadillos, rabbits, weasels, hoofed mammals, bears, felines, and canines.

Reptiles & Amphibians

Reptiles and amphibians on the White River NWR consist of toads, true and tree frogs, newts, salamanders, turtles, lizards, venomous and nonvenomous snakes, and American alligators.


Fish on the White River NWR consist of Sturgeons, Gars, Pikes, Suckers, Pirate Perches, Temperate Basses, Sunfishes, Perches, etc...

Trees, Shrubs, Vines and Herbaceous Plants

This list was compiled by Refuge Forester James Kellum in the winter of 2003. It includes the common and scientific names of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbaceous plants that are found on the refuge.

For more information about species on other National Wildlife Refuges log on to http://www.fws.gov/species/


Last updated: May 10, 2013