Two children looking at a herd of elk from the bed of a carriage in a snowy landscape with mountains in the background

Birding is one of the fastest growing past times in the nation, and is also one of the most popular activities pursued by the public at Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge is well known among birders as a birding hotspot and location of unusual bird sightings.

The wildlife checklist for Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge provides species that have been documented on the Refuge since 1960, including over 290 species of birds, and at least 70 species of birds that breed here. This comprehensive list also includes 12 species of reptiles, 2 amphibians, 4 fish, and 44 species of mammals.