6484 thumb Wildlife of North Sterling State Park

North Sterling State Park is located on the high plains of northeast Colorado in Logan County, 12 miles north of the town of Sterling and 20 miles south of the Nebraska border. The Pawnee National Grasslands are 20 miles to the west and the Chimney Canyons bluffs are just north of the park. The ...more ↓

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Great Plains toad 1
Anaxyrus cognatus
Small
Woodhouse's Toad 2
Anaxyrus woodhousii
6968347316 6ff3c82f22 m
Northern Cricket Frog 3
Acris crepitans
Small
Western Chorus Frog 4
Pseudacris triseriata
Small
Plains leopard frog 5
Lithobates blairi
Small
American bullfrog 6
Lithobates catesbeianus
2668826479 1a475651d3 m
Northern Leopard Frog 7
Lithobates pipiens
51194 260 190
Plains Spadefoot 8
Spea bombifrons
39568 260 190
Barred tiger salamander 9
Ambystoma mavortium
1438195830 ecf211c7fd m
Northern Prairie Lizard 10
Sceloporus undulatus garmani
Small
Greater short-horned lizard 11
Phrynosoma hernandesi
4378091140 34594e9620 m
Western Earless Lizard 12
Holbrookia maculata
Small
Many-Lined Skink 13
Plestiodon multivirgatus
Small
Variable skink 13
Plestiodon multivirgatus epipleurotus
Small
Great Plains skink 14
Plestiodon obsoletus
4647405054 e3c07776fa m
Six-Lined Racerunner 1
Aspidoscelis sexlineata
4365148317 bc9d176c3b m
Coachwhip 15
Coluber flagellum
16247 orig
Yellowbelly Racer 16
Coluber constrictor flaviventris
4421116573 1efea91acf m
Glossy Snake 15
Arizona elegans
Small
Plains Garter Snake 17
Thamnophis radix
13769 orig
Red-sided Garter Snake 18
Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis
1444145977 6993abeb76 m
Plains Black-headed Snake 10
Tantilla nigriceps
2456170925 0b81336309 m
Gopher Snake 19
Pituophis catenifer
2455260775 19cb7c5b04 m
Northern Watersnake 20
Nerodia sipedon
Small
Milk snake 21
Lampropeltis triangulum
Small
Plains Hognose Snake 13
Heterodon nasicus
3795053493 ed3150aed5 m
Western Rattlesnake 22
Crotalus oreganus
3058998753 6e069ecafc m
Midget Faded Rattlesnake 23
Crotalus oreganus concolor
436545773 cc0a344542 m
Prairie Rattlesnake 10
Crotalus viridis viridis
Small
Spiny softshell turtle 24
Apalone spinifera
2850135743 563b1b7a3e m
Common Snapping Turtle 25
Chelydra serpentina
7414417680 4e373a7033 m
Yellow mud turtle 26
Kinosternon flavescens
2784279181 359b12aae0 m
Painted Turtle 19
Chrysemys picta
7414357706 6893daa089 m
Ornate Box Turtle 26
Terrapene ornata
2677923655 9a3e34b410 m
Black-billed cuckoo 10
Coccyzus erythropthalmus
9241546107 9fe9cd5bf2 m
Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo 27
Coccyzus americanus occidentalis
15245168939 8d84687cb9 m
Greater roadrunner 28
Geococcyx californianus
8245166143 a0f2df39bd m
Downy Woodpecker 29
Picoides pubescens
471754562 d999b3f567 m
Hairy Woodpecker 30
Picoides villosus
4613787980 15aef08e8c m
Red-bellied woodpecker 31
Melanerpes carolinus
2615004180 8069a116b5 m
Red-headed woodpecker 32
Melanerpes erythrocephalus
2408771072 fc19b90eac m
Lewis's Woodpecker 33
Melanerpes lewis
3187140734 840780f5bf m
Northern Flicker 34
Colaptes auratus
2219092451 978feca282 m
Eastern screech owl 35
Megascops asio
3022632393 d0dc668d4c m
Burrowing Owl 36
Athene cunicularia
12755531383 6c5e362cbc m
Snowy Owl 37
Bubo scandiacus
2925340745 1e9c95f813 m
Great Horned Owl 38
Bubo virginianus
388569179 7a630354de m
Short-eared Owl 39
Asio flammeus
2471624146 2bb91c5652 m
Long-eared Owl 10
Asio otus
3056509987 27f742e521 m
Northern Saw-whet Owl 39
Aegolius acadicus
5973600724 8983cd0abb m
Barn Owl 40
Tyto alba
2841112888 ec420af3b7 m
Belted Kingfisher 41
Megaceryle alcyon
3303664749 9c02219c9b m
Eurasian Collared Dove 42
Streptopelia decaocto
240px columba livia baltasound shetland 1
Rock Pigeon 43
Columba livia
Small
Mourning Dove 44
Zenaida macroura
2328437732 4cbb453c24 m
Sora 45
Porzana carolina
3217157756 2790724d63 m
Virginia Rail 46
Rallus limicola
3390640523 3de36f4665 m
American Coot 36
Fulica americana
Small
Sandhill Crane 47
Antigone canadensis
4361596852 716627e594 m
Greater Sandhill Crane 10
Antigone canadensis tabida
3583286090 2b1062894e m
Whooping Crane 48
Grus americana
3070052982 fc77b55b1c m
Turkey Vulture 49
Cathartes aura
2720634957 96702e145a m
Northern Bobwhite 50
Colinus virginianus
4519750906 693445210a m
Greater prairie chicken 51
Tympanuchus cupido
15767 260 190
Plains Sharp-tailed Grouse 52
Tympanuchus phasianellus jamesi
3485591969 fe8964197d m
Wild Turkey 53
Meleagris gallopavo
1801845517 e9f060fd07 m
Ring-necked Pheasant 54
Phasianus colchicus
Small
Sanderling 55
Calidris alba
2922391345 d0c049a29d m
Dunlin 56
Calidris alpina
2852500668 79db53a2d8 m
Baird's Sandpiper 57
Calidris bairdii
3513838213 792f43f30a m
Red Knot 58
Calidris canutus
3565579112 3096a18943 m
White-rumped Sandpiper 10
Calidris fuscicollis
5698339542 9899533bd0 m
Stilt Sandpiper 59
Calidris himantopus
2952213190 5d5d232720 m
Western Sandpiper 60
Calidris mauri
Small
Pectoral Sandpiper 61
Calidris melanotos
3090319768 0f7363d944 m
Least Sandpiper 62
Calidris minutilla
Small
Semipalmated Sandpiper 63
Calidris pusilla
3982088511 eb447c9081 m
Buff-breasted sandpiper 10
Calidris subruficollis
3810026767 cd5259e7dc m
Short-billed dowitcher 64
Limnodromus griseus
Small
Long-billed dowitcher 65
Limnodromus scolopaceus
2491426102 e3da22169c m
Lesser Yellowlegs 66
Tringa flavipes
2909449935 0025ea25ef m
Greater Yellowlegs 58
Tringa melanoleuca
2815659591 95fc62aae8 m
Willet 10
Tringa semipalmata
2094073420 684efcff3b m
Solitary Sandpiper 58
Tringa solitaria
2233618593 2be083e05c m
Long-billed curlew 45
Numenius americanus
Small
Whimbrel 61
Numenius phaeopus
6921121739 6d5a9c2ec2 m
Common Snipe 67
Gallinago gallinago
Small
Ruddy Turnstone 68
Arenaria interpres
Small
Marbled Godwit 69
Limosa fedoa
Small
Hudsonian Godwit 70
Limosa haemastica
500243357 3436c7da97 m
Red-necked Phalarope 45
Phalaropus lobatus
741288885 b994d2751c m
Wilson's Phalarope 71
Phalaropus tricolor
2657117606 486f1e118d m
Upland sandpiper 10
Bartramia longicauda
5747130003 72b10d9ae8 m
Spotted sandpiper 72
Actitis macularius
3678675573 519abe9f05 m
Least Tern 73
Sternula antillarum
Small
Caspian tern 69
Hydroprogne caspia
1327536429 121ff76c6e m
Forster's Tern 74
Sterna forsteri
Small
Common Tern 75
Sterna hirundo
240px chlidonias niger  iceland  flying 8 (1)
Black Tern 76
Chlidonias niger
2145448350 03bff05dba m
Bonaparte's Gull 58
Chroicocephalus philadelphia

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