Wildlife & Habitat

Mule deer

By taking a short walk on the trails you may encounter sparrows, hawks, woodpeckers, red-winged blackbirds, magpies, warblers, waterfowl and herons.  As the seasons change so does the landscape and its animal inhabitants. Two Ponds is used by more than 120 bird species, 22 which nest on the Refuge. 


  • Mammals


    Coyote, red fox, muskrat, raccoons, beaver, deer, and several species of small mammals are observed at Two Ponds.

  • Birds

    Wood Duck 2

    Each year Two Ponds NWR provides valuable habitat and resting points along flyways for native and non-native birds. The various ecosystems present throughout the Refuge support a great diversity of bird species which in turn helps to ensure their conservation.