Birds at Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Colorado. Published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).
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Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge 9210 W. 80th Ave Arvada, CO 80005 303 / 289 0867 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.fws.gov/refuge/two_ponds For State Relay Service TTY / Voice: 711 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service http://www.fws.gov For Refuge Information 1 800 / 344 WILD June 2018 Accessibility Information Equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from programs and activities of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is available to all individuals regardless of physical or mental ability. Dial 711 for a free connection to the State relay service for TTY and voice calls to and from people with hearing and speech disabilities. For more information or to address accessibility needs, please contact the Refuge staff at 303 / 289 0867 or the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Equal Opportunity, 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20240. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge Bird List An Oasis in the City for People and Wildlife This goose, designed by J.N. “Ding” Darling, is the symbol of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located in Arvada, Colorado near the intersection of Kipling Street and West 80th Avenue. The Refuge is the smallest urban unit in the National Wildlife Refuge System. It is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the enhance wildlife habitat and serve as an urban classroom to promote appreciation and foster stewardship of natural places. The Refuge covers 72.2 acres with 63.2 acres of uplands, 9 acres of wetlands, and 3 small ponds. The mix of the habitats support various types of plant communities that support migrant and resident birds. By taking a short walk on the trails, you may encounter sparrows, hawks, woodpeckers, red-winged blackbirds, magpies, warblers, waterfowl, and herons. Two Ponds NWR is split into two areas, East and West. The east side is the Environmental Education area and is open to the public on Tuesdays through Saturdays from May through September, and throughout the year to groups of 10 or more on a reservation basis. The west side is the Prairie Management Area where trails are open seven days a week from dawn until dusk throughout the year. About the List This list follows the organization of the American Ornithologists’ Union’s Seventh Edition Checklist, including changes through the 55th Supplement. The information in this checklist is based on survey data collected between 1995 and 2013. Only species seen on the Refuge during the survey periods are quantified. Seasons Since many birds are migratory, their seasonal occurrence and relative abundance are noted as follows: SP S F W Spring (March – May) Summer (June – August) Fall (September – November) Winter (December – February) Seasonal Abundance c common – certain to be seen in suitable habitat u uncommon – present, but not certain to be seen r rare – seen at intervals of 2 – 5 years ● breeds on Refuge + non-native species Presence Not Confirmed The following is a list of resident or migrant birds found in local habitats similar to those on the Refuge. Their presence on the Refuge has not been confirmed. This list was contributed to by the Denver Museum of Natural History, the Colorado Division of Wildlife, Seth Beres, and David Rhoades. ■■ Horned Grebe Grebe ■■ White-faced Ibis ■■ Cinnamon Teal ■■ Northern Pintail ■■ Bufflehead ■■ Common Goldeneye ■■ Ruddy Duck ■■ Ferruginous Hawk ■■ Merlin ■■ Lesser Yellowlegs ■■ Willet ■■ Spotted Sandpiper ■■ Wilson’s Phalarope ■■ Eared ■■ Herring Gull Tern ■■ Forster’s ■■ Eastern Screech Owl ■■ Hairy Woodpecker Vireo ■■ Western Scrub-Jay ■■ Tree Swallow ■■ Bank Swallow ■■ Mountain Chickadee ■■ Brown Creeper ■■ Marsh Wren ■■ Mountain Bluebird ■■ Hermit Thrush ■■ Warbling Common Bird Name Sp S F W Ducks and Geese Canada Goose c c c c Gadwall u u u American Wigeon u c u Mallard c c c c Blue-winged Teal u Northern Shoveler r r Green-winged Teal u Redhead c r r Ring-necked Duck u u Lesser Scaup r Hooded Merganser r Grouse and Turkeys Ring-necked Pheasant r Turkey Vulture u u Grebes Pied-billed Grebe u u Cormorants Double-crested Cormorant c c c Pelicans American White Pelican u u Common Bird Name Sp S F W Gallinules and Coots Sora r American Coot r Cranes Sandhill Crane r Plovers Killdeer c u r Sandpipers and Phalaropes Solitary Sandpiper r Wilson’s Snipe u Gulls Franklin’s Gull r r r Ring-billed Gull c c c c California Gull r r Pigeons and Doves Rock Pigeon (introduced) c c c c Eurasian Collared-Dove (introduced) u Mourning Dove c c c r Owls Great Horned Owl r r r Bitterns, Herons and Egrets American Bittern r Nightjars Great Blue Heron c c c r Common Nighthawk c Great Egret r Cattle Egret r r Swifts Green Heron r r Chimney Swift r r Black-crowned Night-Heron c c c Hummingbirds New World Vultures Broad-tailed Hummingbird r Turkey Vulture u u Kingfishers Osprey Belted Kingfisher c c c c Osprey r Woodpeckers Hawks and Eagles Downy Woodpecker c c c c Bald Eagle r r r Northern Flicker c c c c Northern Harrier u Sharp-shinned Hawk r u r Falcons Cooper’s Hawk r r r American Kestrel c c c c Broad-winged Hawk r Peregrine Falcon r Swainson’s Hawk c c r Prairie Falcon u r u Red-tailed Hawk c c c c Rough-legged Hawk u u Flycatchers Golden Eagle r Olive-sided Flycatcher r Common Bird Name Sp S F W Western Wood-Pewee r u r Say’s Phoebe r Western Kingbird u r Eastern Kingbird u Shrikes Loggerhead Shrike r r Northern Shrike u Vireos Plumbeous Vireo r Cassin’s Vireo r Red-eyed Vireo r r Jays, Magpies and Crows Blue Jay c c c Black-billed Magpie c c c American Crow c c c c c c Swallows Violet-green Swallow u r Northern Rough-winged Swallow c c Cliff Swallow c c r Barn Swallow c c u Chickadees and Nuthatches Black-capped Chickadee c c c Red-breasted Nuthatch r White-breasted Nuthatch r c Wrens Rock Wren r House Wren c c r Gnatcatchers Blue-gray Gnatcatcher r Kinglets Ruby-crowned Kinglet u u u Thrushes Townsend’s Solitaire r r r Swainson’s Thrush r American Robin c c c c Starlings European Starling c c c c Common Bird Name Sp S F W Waxwings Bohemian Waxwing r Cedar Waxwing r Wood Warblers Northern Waterthrush r Orange-crowned Warbler u u MacGillivray’s Warbler r Common Yellowthroat u u r American Redstart r Yellow Warbler u u u Yellow-rumped Warbler u u Townsend’s Warbler r Wilson’s Warbler u u Sparrows and Towhees Green-tailed Towhee r Spotted Towhee u u American Tree Sparrow r u Chipping Sparrow u u r Clay-colored Sparrow r r Brewer’s Sparrow r r r Vesper Sparrow u r Lark Sparrow u r Lark Bunting r Savannah Sparrow r Song Sparrow c c c c Lincoln’s Sparrow r White-crowned Sparrow u c c Dark-eyed Junco u c c Tanagers Western Tanager u u r Lazuli Bunting r Blackbirds and Orioles Red-winged Blackbird Western Meadowlark Yellow-headed Blackbird Brewer’s Blackbird Common Grackle Great-tailed Grackle Brown-headed Cowbird Bullock’s Oriole c c c c c c u r r c c c r c c c c r Finches House Finch c c c American Goldfinch c c c Pipits American Pipit r Old World Sparrows House Sparrow c c c c u c