• Birds

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    The unique combination of habitats on CMR makes the Refuge a haven for over 250 species of migrant, resident and breeding birds. 

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  • Mammals

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    Majestic animals like elk and mountain lions share the refuge with less impressive but equally important species like weasels, beavers and bats.

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  • Amphibians and Reptiles

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    There are nineteen amphibian and reptile species on CMR. Explore the variety of frogs, toads, snakes, salamanders, lizards and turtles that call the refuge home.

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  • Fish


    From minnows in the tributaries to paddlefish in  the Missouri River, and from common sport fish to Species of Concern, many species of fish are found on CMR.

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  • Insects


    Sometimes the smallest and most overlooked species can be the most important. The plants and wildlife of CMR depend on insects and pollinators for life itself.

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