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Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge

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Colville, Washington


Occurence Status
This checklist estimates populations based on available information. Rating systems based on chance of observation favor highly visible species and thus distort reality for nocturnal or secretive species that could be equally common. Chance for secretive species that could be equally common. Chance for observation is entrusted to luck and skill as as observer! Ratings in the checklist apply to during the right season and in the proper habitat.

C - Common: abundant to uncommon
U - Uncommon: local and not present in all suitable habitats
R - Rare: widely spaced, not always present, or lacking verification
XR - Extremely rare: seldom present but fair number of records
(REC) - Recorded: few accepted records.

Seasonal Status
R - Resident: sedentary, or altitudinal migrant within the area.  Breeds here or nearby. Always present, but not necessarily the same individuals.
M - Migrant: non-breeding species or extralimital breeders in transit between summer and winter ranges
SB - Summer breeder: breeding species present only in summer.
W - Winter: non-breeding species on its winter range.  In some species, arrival may be as early as September and departure as late as April. This also refers to individuals that wander out of their range in winter.

AG - Agriculture: human-managed habitat, farmlands, and open rangelands.
UB - Urban: towns and small communities.
WL - Wetlands: wide streams, marshes, rivers and lakes.
BS - Bogs and streams: mainly in mountainous forests
FL - Forested lands: low to medium elevation.
SA - Subalpine: near timberline and above.
TR - Transition: dry hillsides, open forests; mainly in the western part of the region.
AH - All habitats: species that can be expected anywhere.
LK - Lake: applies only to fish.

HABITAT STATUS ___ White Sturgeon U ___ Longnose Sucker C ___ Largescale Sucker C ___ Plute Sculpin U ___ Slimy Scupin C ___ Shorthead Scupin C ___ Chiselmouth C ___ Peamouth C ___ Northern Squawfish C ___ Longnose Dase C ___ Speckled Dace C ___ Redside Shiner C ___ Burbot LK C ___ Westslope Cutthroat Trout C ___ Interior Redband Trout U ___ Rainbow Trout C ___ Sockeye Salmon (Kokanne) C ___ Pygmy Whitefish LK R ___ Moutain Whitefish R ___ Bull Trout LK R ___ Green Sunfish LK R ___ Pumpkinseed LK C ___ Smallmouth Bass C ___ Largemouth Bass C ___ Black Crappie LK C ___ Goldfish LK U ___ Carp C ___ Tench LK C ___ Black Bullhead LK C ___ Yellow Bullhead LK C ___ Brown Bullhead LK C ___ Yellow Perch LK C ___ Walleye C ___ Lake Whitefish LK C ___ Brown Trout C ___ Brook Trout C ___ Lake Trout LK C ___ Arctic Grayling LK R

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