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Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge

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Walden, Colorado


Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge provides excellent habitat for the variety of wildlife you can observe here. The irrigated meadows are ideal for nesting waterfowl and other species of birds. The sagebrush flats and knolls are utilized by upland game birds for nesting, and pronghorn antelope, elk, and mule deer feed on the sparse vegetation.

Common names for fish, reptiles and amphibians are followed by the scientific name and a specific abundance code.


a - abundant: occurring in large numbers
c - common: certain to be seen in suitable habitat
u - uncommon: present, but not certain to be seen
o - occasional: seen only a few times during a season
r - rare: seen at intervals of 2 to 5 years
x - accidental: straggler or out of normal range


___ Rainbow Trout (Salmo gairdneri) r ___ Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) c ___ Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) r ___ Northern Redbelly Dace (Phoxinus eos) c ___ Fathead Minnow (Pimephales promelas) c ___ Creek Chub (Semotilus atromaculatus) c ___ Long-nose Sucker (Catostomus catostamus) c ___ White Sucker (Catostomus commeisoni) c ___ Johnny Darter (Etheostoma nigrum) r
___ Barred Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum mavortium) u ___ Western Toad (Bufo boreas) u ___ Striped Chorus Frog (Pseudacris nigrita maculata) u
___ Wandering Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans vagrans) r
For additional information contact:
                 Refuge Manager
                 Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge
                 PO Box 457
                 Walden, Colorado 80480        
                 Telephone: 303/723-8202

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