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Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge

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Calipatria, California


Enjoying the Refuge's Wildlife

The study of wild animals in their natural habitat has become increasingly popular. Viewing of wildlife can be greatly enhanced by a pair of binoculars or spotting scope and a good wildlife or birding guide.

Wildlife species in this brochure have been grouped into four categories: Birds, Mammals, Reptiles and Amphibians, and Fish.

Amphibians and Reptiles

Reptiles are found in brushy areas on the refuge and surrounding desert habitats while amphibians are found in or near freshwater. Names used follow those found in A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians by Stebbins.

AMPHIBIANS ___ Woodhouse's Toad ___ Lowland Leopard Frog ___ Red-spotted Toad ___ Bullfrog
TURTLES ___ Spiny Softshell Turtle
LIZARDS ___ Side-blotched Lizard ___ Flat-tailed Horned Lizard ___ Leopard Lizard ___ Desert Spiny Lizard ___ Long-tailed Brush Lizard ___ Western Whiptail Lizard ___ Desert Horned Lizard
SNAKES ___ Gopher Snake ___ Western Blind Snake ___ Common Kingsnake ___ Red Racer ___ Long-nosed Snake ___ Western Patch-nosed Snake ___ Checkered Garter Snake ___ Desert Glossy Snake ___ Western Rattlesnake ___ Western Ground Snake
For additional information contact:
                      Refuge Manager
                      Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge
                      P.O. Box 120 
                      Calipatria, California 92233
                      Telephone: 619/348-5278

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principle agency through which the Federal Government carries out its responsibilities to conserve, protect, and enhance the nation's fish and wildlife, and their habitats, for the continuing benefit of people.

No person shall, on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental restrictions, be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the Department of the Interior.

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