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Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge

Maybell, Colorado


The birds of this area are characterized by pinyon-juniper associates, marsh associates, riparian associates and semi-desert shrubland associates, with a smattering of grassland, cliff/rock, and generalist species thrown in for good measure. Since significant amounts of marsh habitat are scarce outside of the refuge, a number of waterbirds are found here, but not for many miles around.
Legend

Abundant (Abun)
Common (Comm)
Fairly Common (FaCo)
Uncommon (Unco)
Rare (Rare)
Migrant (Migr)
Resident (Resi)
Summer (Summ)
Winter (Wint)


GREBES AND LOONS STATUS APPEARANCE ___ Common Loon Rare Migr ---------- ___ Pied-billed Grebe FaCo Migr Faco Summ ___ Horned Grebe Unco Migr ---------- ___ Eared Grebe FaCo Migr Unco Summ ___ Western Grebe FaCo Migr Unco Summ ___ Clark's Grebe Rare Migr ----------
PELICANS, CORMORANTS STATUS APPEARANCE ___ American White Pelican FaCo Migr FaCo Summ ___ Double-crested Cormorant FaCo Migr FaCo Summ
HERONS, BITTERNS, IBISES STATUS APPEARANCE ___ American Bittern Unco Migr Unco Summ ___ Great Blue Heron Comm Migr Comm Summ ___ Snowy Egret FaCo Migr FaCo Summ ___ Cattle Egret Unco Migr Unco Summ ___ Green-backed Heron Rare Migr Rare Summ ___ Black-crowned Night-Heron Unco Migr ---------- ___ White-faced Ibis FaCo Migr Rare Summ
SWANS, GEESE, DUCKS STATUS APPEARANCE ___ Tundra Swan FaCo Migr ---------- ___ Trumpeter Swan --------- Rare Wint ___ Snow Goose Rare Migr ---------- ___ Canada Goose Abun Migr Comm Resi ___ Wood Duck Rare Migr ---------- ___ Green-winged Teal Comm Migr Unco Summ ___ Mallard Abun Migr Abun Summ ___ Northern Pintail Comm Migr FaCo Summ ___ Blue-winged Teal FaCo Migr FaCo Migr ___ Cinnamon Teal Comm Migr Comm Summ ___ Northern Shoveler Comm Migr Comm Summ ___ Gadwall Abun Migr Comm Summ ___ American Widgeon Comm Migr FaCo Summ ___ Canvasback Unco Migr Rare Summ ___ Redhead Comm Migr FaCo Summ ___ Ring-necked Duck FaCo Migr Rare Summ ___ Lesser Scaup FaCo Migr Rare Summ ___ Common Goldeneye FaCo Migr FaCo Wint ___ Barrow's Goldeneye FaCo Migr Rare Summ ___ Bufflehead FaCo Migr ---------- ___ Hooded Merganser Rare Migr ---------- ___ Common Merganser FaCo Migr FaCo Resi ___ Red-breasted Merganser Rare Migr ---------- ___ Ruddy Duck Comm Migr Comm Summ
VULTURES, HAWKS, EAGLES, FALCONS STATUS APPEARANCE ___ Turkey Vulture FaCo Migr FaCo Summ ___ Osprey FaCo Migr FaCo Summ ___ Bald Eagle Comm Wint Rare Summ ___ Northern Harrier Comm Migr FaCo Summ ___ Sharp-shinned Hawk Unco Migr Rare Summ ___ Cooper's Hawk FaCo Migr Rare Summ ___ Northern Goshawk Rare Migr ---------- ___ Swainson's Hawk Unco Migr Rare Summ ___ Red-tailed Hawk Comm Migr Comm Summ ___ Ferruginous Hawk Rare Migr ---------- ___ Rough-legged Hawk --------- FaCo Wint ___ Golden Eagle FaCo Wint Unco Summ ___ American Kestrel Comm Migr Comm Summ ___ Merlin Rare Migr ---------- ___ Prairie Falcon Unco Migr Rare Summ ___ Peregrine Falcon Unco Migr Unco Summ
GALLINACEOUS BIRDS STATUS APPEARANCE ___ Chukar Unco Resi ---------- ___ Sage Grouse FaCo Resi ----------
RAILS, COOTS, CRANES STATUS APPEARANCE ___ Virginia Rail FaCo Migr Unco Summ ___ Sora FaCo Migr FaCo Summ ___ American Coot Abun Migr Comm Summ ___ Sandhill Crane Unco Migr ----------
SHOREBIRDS, GULLS, TERNS STATUS APPEARANCE ___ Black-bellied Plover Rare Migr ---------- ___ Semipalmated Plover Rare Migr ---------- ___ Killdeer Abun Migr FaCo Summ ___ Mountain Plover Rare Migr ---------- ___ Black-necked Stilt Unco Migr Rare Summ ___ American Avocet FaCo Migr Rare Summ ___ Greater Yellowlegs Unco Migr ---------- ___ Lesser Yellowlegs FaCo Migr ---------- ___ Solitary Sandpiper Unco Migr ---------- ___ Willet FaCo Migr ---------- ___ Spotted Sandpiper Comm Migr FaCo Summ ___ Long-billed Curlew Rare Migr Rare Summ ___ Marbled Godwit Rare Migr ---------- ___ Western Sandpiper Unco Migr ---------- ___ Least Sandpiper Unco Migr ---------- ___ Baird's Sandpiper Unco Migr ---------- ___ Long-billed Dowitcher FaCo Migr ---------- ___ Common Snipe FaCo Migr FaCo Summ ___ Wilson's Phalarope Comm Migr Unco Summ ___ Red-necked Phalarope Rare Migr ---------- ___ Franklin's Gull Rare Migr ---------- ___ Bonaparte's Gull Rare Migr ---------- ___ Ring-billed Gull Unco Migr Unco Summ ___ California Gull FaCo Migr ---------- ___ Forster's Tern Unco Migr ---------- ___ Black Tern Unco Migr ----------
DOVES STATUS APPEARANCE ___ Rock Dove --------- Rare Summ ___ Mourning Dove Abun Migr Comm Summ
CUCKOOS STATUS APPEARANCE ___ Yellow-billed Cuckoo Rare Migr Rare Summ
OWLS STATUS APPEARANCE ___ Barn Owl Rare Migr Rare Summ ___ Western Screech-owl --------- Unco Resi ___ Great Horned Owl --------- FaCo Resi ___ Burrowing Owl Rare Migr Rare Summ ___ Long-eared Owl Rare Migr Rare Summ ___ Short-eared Owl UnCo Migr Unco Summ ___ Northern Saw-whet Owl Rare Migr Rare Summ
GOATSUCKERS STATUS APPEARANCE ___ Common Nighthawk Comm Migr FaCo Summ ___ Common Poorwill UnCo Migr UnCo Summ
SWIFTS STATUS APPEARANCE ___ White-throated Swift Unco Migr FaCo Migr
HUMMINGBIRDS STATUS APPEARANCE ___ Black-chinned Hummingbird Comm Migr Comm Summ ___ Calliope Hummingbird Rare Migr ---------- ___ Broad-tailed Hummingbird FaCo Migr FaCo Summ ___ Rufous Hummingbird Comm Migr ----------
KINGFISHERS, WOODPECKERS STATUS APPEARANCE ___ Belted Kingfisher Unco Migr Unco Summ ___ Lewis' Woodpecker Rare Migr ---------- ___ Red-naped Sapsucker Unco Migr Unco Summ ___ Downy Woodpecker Unco Migr Rare Summ ___ Hairy Woodpecker Unco Migr ---------- ___ Northern Flicker Comm Migr Comm Summ
FLYCATCHERS STATUS APPEARANCE ___ Olive-sided Flycatcher Unco Migr ---------- ___ Western Wood-Pewee FaCo Migr FaCo Summ ___ Willow Flycatcher Unco Migr Rare Summ ___ Least Flycatcher Rare Migr ---------- ___ Hammond's Flycatcher Rare Migr ---------- ___ Dusky Flycatcher Unco Migr Unco Summ ___ Gray Flycatcher FaCo Migr FaCo Summ ___ Cordilleran Flycatcher Unco Migr ---------- ___ Say's Phoebe Comm Migr FaCo Summ ___ Ash-throated Flycatcher FaCo Migr FaCo Summ ___ Western Kingbird FaCo Migr FaCo Summ ___ Eastern Kingbird FaCo Migr Unco Summ
LARKS, SWALLOWS STATUS APPEARANCE ___ Horned Lark --------- Abun Resi ___ Tree Swallow Comm Migr Comm Summ ___ Violet-green Swallow Comm Migr Comm Summ ___ Northern Rough-winged Swallow FaCo Migr FaCo Summ ___ Bank Swallow Unco Migr Unco Summ ___ Cliff Swallow Abun Migr Abun Summ ___ Barn Swallow Comm Migr Comm Summ
JAYS, MAGPIES, CROWS STATUS APPEARANCE ___ Steller's Jay --------- Unco Resi ___ Pinyon Jay --------- Comm Resi ___ Clark's Nutcracker Unco Migr FaCo Wint ___ Black-billed Magpie --------- Abun Resi ___ American Crow --------- Faco Resi ___ Common Raven --------- Comm Resi
CHICKADEES STATUS APPEARANCE ___ Black-capped Chickadee --------- FaCo Resi ___ Mountain Chickadee _________ Rare Wint
TITMICE STATUS APPEARANCE ___ Titmouse --------- Unco Resi
BUSHTITS STATUS APPEARANCE ___ Bushtit --------- Rare Resi
NUTHATCHES STATUS APPEARANCE ___ Red-breasted Nuthatch FaCo Migr Unco Summ ___ White-breasted Nuthatch Unco Migr Unco Summ
CREEPERS STATUS APPEARANCE ___ Brown Creeper --------- Rare Wint
WRENS STATUS APPEARANCE ___ Rock Wren Comm Migr Comm Summ ___ Canyon Wren ---------- Unco Resi ___ Bewick's Wren FaCo Migr FaCo Summ ___ House Wren Abun Migr Abun Summ ___ Marsh Wren Abun Migr Abun Summ
DIPPERS STATUS APPEARANCE ___ American Dipper Unco Migr Unco Wint
IKINGLETS AND GNATCATCHERS STATUS APPEARANCE ___ Golden-crowned Kinglet Rare Migr Rare Wint ___ Ruby-crowned Kinglet FaCo Migr ---------- ___ Blue-gray Gnatcatcher FaCo Migr FaCo Summ
MOCKINGBIRDS, THRASHERS, THRUSHES STATUS APPEARANCE ___ Western Bluebird Unco Migr ---------- ___ Mountain Bluebird Abun Migr Comm Summ ___ Townsend's Solitaire Unco Migr Unco Wint ___ Swainson's Thrush Unco Migr Rare Summ ___ Hermit Thrush FaCo Migr Rare Summ ___ American Robin Abun Migr Comm Summ ___ Gray Catbird Unco Migr Rare Summ ___ Northern Mockingbird Unco Migr Rare Summ ___ Sage Thrasher Comm Migr Comm Summ ___ Brown Thrasher Rare Migr ----------
PIPITS, WAXWINGS, SHRIKES STATUS APPEARANCE ___ American Pipit Unco Migr ---------- ___ Bohemian Waxwing --------- Unco Wint ___ Cedar Waxwing Unco Migr Unco Wint ___ Northern Shrike --------- FaCo Wint ___ Loggerhead Shrike Comm Migr Comm Summ
STARLINGS STATUS APPEARANCE ___ European Starling --------- FaCo Resi
VIREOS STATUS APPEARANCE ___ Gray Vireo Rare Migr Rare Summ ___ Solitary Vireo Unco Migr Unco Summ ___ Warbling Vireo FaCo Migr FaCo Summ
WOOD WARBLER STATUS APPEARANCE ___ Orange-crowned Warbler FaCo Migr ---------- ___ Virginia's Warbler FaCo Migr Unco Summ ___ Yellow Warbler Comm Migr Comm Summ ___ Yellow-rumped Warbler Abun Migr Rare Summ ___ Black-throated Gray Warbler FaCo Migr FaCo Summ ___ Townsend's Warbler Unco Migr ---------- ___ American Redstart Rare Migr ---------- ___ Northern Waterthrush Unco Migr ---------- ___ MacGillivray's Warbler FaCo Migr ---------- ___ Common Yellowthroat FaCo Migr FaCo Summ ___ Wilson's Warbler Abun Migr ---------- ___ Yellow-breasted Chat FaCo Migr FaCo Summ
TANAGERS STATUS APPEARANCE ___ Western Tanager FaCo Migr Rare Summ
GROSBEAKS, FINCHES, SPARROWS, BUNTINGS STATUS APPEARANCE ___ Black-headed Grosbeak Unco Migr Rare Summ ___ Blue Grosbeak Unco Migr Rare Summ ___ Lazuli Bunting FaCo Migr Unco Summ ___ Green-tailed Towhee FaCo Migr Unco Summ ___ Rufous-siede Towhee Comm Migr Comm Summ ___ American Tree Sparrow --------- Unco Wint ___ Chipping Sparrow FaCo Migr Rare Summ ___ Brewer's Sparrow Comm Migr Comm Summ ___ Vesper Sparrow Abun Migr Abun Summ ___ Lark Sparrow FaCo Migr FaCo Summ ___ Black-throated Sparrow Rare Migr Rare Summ ___ Sage Sparrow Comm Migr Comm Summ ___ Lark Bunting Unco Migr Unco Summ ___ Savannah Sparrow FaCo Migr FaCo Summ ___ Song Sparrow Abun Migr Abun Summ ___ Lincoln's Sparrow FaCo Migr Rare Summ ___ White-throated Sparrow Rare Migr ---------- ___ White-crowned Sparrow Abun Migr ---------- ___ Harris' Sparrow Rare Migr ---------- ___ Dark-eyed Junco Abun Migr ---------- ___ Lapland Longspur Rare Migr ----------
BLACKBIRDS AND ORIOLES STATUS APPEARANCE ___ Red-winged Blackbird Abun Migr Comm Summ ___ Western Meadowlark Abun Migr Comm Summ ___ Yellow-headed Blackbird Abun Migr Comm Summ ___ Brewer's Blackbird Comm Migr FaCo Summ ___ Common Grackle Unco Migr Rare Summ ___ Brown-headed Cowbird Comm Migr FaCo Summ ___ Northern Oriole Comm Migr FaCo Summ ___ Scott's Oriole Rare Migr Rare Summ
FINCHES STATUS APPEARANCE ___ Rosy Finch --------- Comm Wint ___ Cassin's Finch Unco Migr ---------- ___ House Finch --------- FaCo Resi ___ Red Crossbill --------- Rare Resi ___ Common Redpoll --------- Rare Wint ___ Pine Siskin FaCo Migr FaCo Wint ___ Lesser Goldfinch Unco Migr Rare Summ ___ American Goldfinch --------- Comm Resi ___ Evening Grosbeak Unco Migr Unco Wint
For additional information contact:
                 U.S. Department of the Interior
                 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
                 Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge
                 1318 Highway 318
                 Maybell, Colorado 81640
This resource is based on the following source:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  1997.  Birds of Browns Park National Wildlife 
     Refuge and Vicinity.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Unpaginated.
This resource should be cited as:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  1997.  Birds of Browns Park National Wildlife 
     Refuge and Vicinity.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Unpaginated.  
     Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.govbrown.htm    
     (Version 22MAY98).

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