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Columbia National Wildlife Refuge

Othello, Washington


All mammals listed are considered resident species with the exception of bats which migrate out of the area during the winter, much like some of the birds. Other mammal populations fluctuate on a seasonal basis due to hibernation, migrations between summer and winter ranges, and cynical population fluctuations such as observed in rodents and predators.

The following animals, listed by family, have been observed on the refuge. It is quite possible that others (such as bat species) use the refuge but have not yet been documented. The names and order follow the "Revised Checklist of North American Mammals North of Mexico, 1982" written by Jones, Carter, Genoways, Hoffman, and Rice (Occasional Paper Number 80. The Museum, Texas Tech University).

SHREWS ___ Vagrant Shrew
BATS ___ Small-footed Myotis
HARES AND RABBITS ___ Nuttall's Rabbit ___ Black-tailed Jack Rabbit
SQUIRRELS ___ Yellow-bellied Marmot ___ Washington Ground Squirrel
HETEROMYIDS (Pocket Mice and Relatives) ___ Great Basin Pocket Mouse
BEAVERS ___ Beavers
CRICETIDS (New World Rats and Mice) ___ Western Harvest Mouse ___ Deer Mouse ___ Bushy-tailed Woodrat ___ Montane Vole ___ Sagebrush Vole ___ Muskrat
MURIDS (Old World Rats and Mice) ___ Norway Rat ___ House Mouse
CANIDS ___ Coyote
PROCYONIDS ___ Raccoon
MUSTELIDS (Weasels and Relatives) ___ Long-tailed Weasel ___ Mink ___ Badger ___ Striped Skunk
CATS ___ Bobcat
CERVIDS ___ Mule Deer ___ White-tailed Deer (1986 record)

For more information please contact:

Columbia National Wildlife Refuge
735 East Main
Othello, WA 99344
(509) 488-2668

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