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National Wildlife Refuge

The Illinois River meanders slowly through the valley, surrounded by the distant mountain peaks of three mountain ranges.  Tall willows grow in the moist soil along the river.
953 Jackson County Road #32
Walden, CO   80480 - 0457
E-mail: arapaho@fws.gov
Phone Number: 970-723-8202
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Meandering streams, streamside willows, and meadow habitats found at Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge create excellent wildlife habitat.
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  Wildlife and Habitat

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Bird life is abundant during the spring, summer, and fall; waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors, and Neotropical songbirds make up the bulk of the nesting species.

Mule deer, pronghorn, elk, and moose use the Refuge habitats throughout the year. Small mammals are represented by white-tailed prairie dogs, Richardson's ground squirrels, cottontail rabbits, jackrabbits, badgers, beavers, muskrats, minks, and weasels. Amphibians include leopard, wood, and striped chorus frogs, as well as tiger salamanders; reptiles are limited to the wandering garter snake.

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