The Birds

Birds are special residents at Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. During the warmer months they fill the skies daily with their colors and sounds. The rich wetlands and nearby forests make ideal habitat for breeding and feeding. The climate during the spring, summer and fall are an ideal place to raise chicks. In addition to the beautiful trumpeter swan, there are numerous waterfowl, soaring raptors such as the bald eagle, hawks and falcons, and many colorful songbirds. Sandhill cranes make their summer home here as do many other migrating birds. Download our bird list here.

Mountain Bluebird

Photos by Steve Altshuld