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

If you enjoy getting outdoors and looking for wildlife, consider a visit to Seedskadee or any other wildlife refuge. The refuge offers a roughly mowed Flicker trail and picnic area just below the Visitor's Center at headquarters. Bring your camera, binoculars, bird book, lunch, and bug spray to spend the afternoon viewing a variety of habitats, plants, and animals of the riparian riparian
Definition of riparian habitat or riparian areas.

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corridor of the high desert sagebrush sagebrush
The western United States’ sagebrush country encompasses over 175 million acres of public and private lands. The sagebrush landscape provides many benefits to our rural economies and communities, and it serves as crucial habitat for a diversity of wildlife, including the iconic greater sage-grouse…

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 Download or view our Wildlife Brochure for a comprehensive list of birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals that can be found on the refuge.   

The most important tip for successful wildlife viewing, is visit during the early morning or late evening hours. Especially during the hot summer, wildlife is most active during those hours. Sage grouse are most often spotted crossing the auto tour route or east river road during the morning or evening. Sage thrashers, sage sparrows and other sage obligates are common in the uplands, but just south of Hwy 28 on the west side of the river is a hot spot. Trumpeter swans, many species of waterfowl, and even river otters can often be found lounging in our wetland units. See our Refuge map for wetland and road locations. Several bald and golden eagle nests can usually be found, check with the staff for directions. Remember to log your sightings on eBird, eBird.org is a great resource for researchers, land managers and citizens to share bird sightings and numbers from around the globe in real time. For more information about wildlife observation opportunities at Seedskadee NWR, contact us.  

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2021_Seedskadee_Wildlife List

Wildlife list for the animals that can be found at Seedskadee NWR and what seasons they are most commonly seen.