6488 thumb Wildlife of Vega State Park

Vega State Park is located on the Grand Mesa, twelve miles east of Collbran and 43 miles east of Grand Junction in Mesa County. The 1,823-acre park lies at an elevation between 7,850 and 8,200 feet. The 898-surface-acre Vega reservoir supports rainbow, brook, brown, and cutthroat ...more ↓

Small
Red-spotted toad 1
Anaxyrus punctatus
Small
Canyon Tree Frog 2
Hyla arenicolor
Small
Western Chorus Frog 3
Pseudacris triseriata
Small
American bullfrog 4
Lithobates catesbeianus
2668826479 1a475651d3 m
Northern Leopard Frog 5
Lithobates pipiens
4390880866 91dd70748e m
Great Basin Spadefoot 6
Spea intermontana
2660414682 f72591e7e7 m
Mexican Spadefoot 7
Spea multiplicata
Small
Tiger Salamander 8
Ambystoma tigrinum
4531772138 f610dfff0f m
Long-nosed Leopard Lizard 9
Gambelia wislizenii
4542354828 ce3cf74024 m
Eastern Fence Lizard 10
Sceloporus undulatus
Small
Greater Short-horned Lizard 11
Phrynosoma hernandesi
2822537948 516af6134c m
Plateau Striped Whiptail 7
Aspidoscelis velox
35352413 fa0271af03 m
Racer 12
Coluber constrictor
Small
Southwestern Blackhead Snake 13
Tantilla hobartsmithi
2456170925 0b81336309 m
Gopher Snake 7
Pituophis catenifer
3908605766 f9786d3ffc m
Smooth Green Snake 14
Opheodrys vernalis
Small
Eastern Milksnake 15
Lampropeltis triangulum
Small
Sinaloan Nightsnake 16
Hypsiglena torquata
2788539880 f64550f31a m
Prairie Rattlesnake 7
Crotalus viridis
24616840089 a5c9782e64 m
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 17
Coccyzus americanus
8245166143 a0f2df39bd m
Downy Woodpecker 18
Picoides pubescens
Small
Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker 19
Picoides tridactylus
471754562 d999b3f567 m
Hairy Woodpecker 20
Picoides villosus
4613787980 15aef08e8c m
Red-bellied Woodpecker 21
Melanerpes carolinus
2408771072 fc19b90eac m
Lewis's Woodpecker 22
Melanerpes lewis
26296785 f1dee5e655 m
Red-naped Sapsucker 23
Sphyrapicus nuchalis
6292851627 741009472e m
Williamson's Sapsucker 10
Sphyrapicus thyroideus
2312402577 5b86bc50dc m
Western screech owl 24
Megascops kennicottii
240px mountain pygmy owl glaucidium gnoma arizona
Northern Pygmy-Owl 25
Glaucidium gnoma
3022632393 d0dc668d4c m
Burrowing Owl 26
Athene cunicularia
2925340745 1e9c95f813 m
Great Horned Owl 27
Bubo virginianus
388569179 7a630354de m
Short-eared Owl 28
Asio flammeus
2471624146 2bb91c5652 m
Long-eared Owl 10
Asio otus
3056509987 27f742e521 m
Northern Saw-whet Owl 28
Aegolius acadicus
35360 260 190
Boreal Owl 29
Aegolius funereus
29866942160 e2b699f0d4 m
Flammulated owl 10
Psiloscops flammeolus
5973600724 8983cd0abb m
Barn Owl 30
Tyto alba
2841112888 ec420af3b7 m
Belted Kingfisher 31
Megaceryle alcyon
240px columba livia baltasound shetland 1
Rock Dove 32
Columba livia
1408864626 4fd9af1a46 m
Band-tailed pigeon 22
Patagioenas fasciata
Small
Mourning Dove 33
Zenaida macroura
2328437732 4cbb453c24 m
Sora 34
Porzana carolina
3217157756 2790724d63 m
Virginia Rail 35
Rallus limicola
3390640523 3de36f4665 m
American Coot 26
Fulica americana
Small
Sandhill Crane 36
Antigone canadensis
3070052982 fc77b55b1c m
Turkey Vulture 37
Cathartes aura
433217108 54ae5f58d2 m
Gambel's Quail 38
Callipepla gambelii
4069373709 76cf849371 m
Sharp-tailed Grouse 39
Tympanuchus phasianellus
906200894 ffb5786b8b m
Dusky Grouse 10
Dendragapus obscurus
5909577640 59686d7e72 m
Gunnison Sage-Grouse 40
Centrocercus minimus
1024638742 ad8302fe49 m
Greater Sage-Grouse 41
Centrocercus urophasianus
2580070994 2796904384 m
Chukar 42
Alectoris chukar
3485591969 fe8964197d m
Wild Turkey 43
Meleagris gallopavo
Small
White-tailed ptarmigan 44
Lagopus leucura
1801845517 e9f060fd07 m
Ring-necked Pheasant 45
Phasianus colchicus
2815659591 95fc62aae8 m
Willet 10
Tringa semipalmata
2233618593 2be083e05c m
Long-billed Curlew 34
Numenius americanus
6921121739 6d5a9c2ec2 m
Common Snipe 46
Gallinago gallinago
741288885 b994d2751c m
Wilson's Phalarope 25
Phalaropus tricolor
2657117606 486f1e118d m
Upland Sandpiper 10
Bartramia longicauda
5747130003 72b10d9ae8 m
Spotted sandpiper 47
Actitis macularius
3678675573 519abe9f05 m
Least Tern 48
Sternula antillarum
1327536429 121ff76c6e m
Forster's Tern 49
Sterna forsteri
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Black Tern 50
Chlidonias niger
3524024978 d9907cf5e2 m
California Gull 51
Larus californicus
450110759 5148cfbe56 m
Kentish Plover 52
Charadrius alexandrinus
Small
Mountain Plover 53
Charadrius montanus
287782863 4b0e6cface m
Killdeer 54
Charadrius vociferus
2383930838 f64e29e435 m
Black-necked Stilt 22
Himantopus mexicanus
2516691315 01aa9b2454 m
American Avocet 55
Recurvirostra americana
2456260290 5d7be4a42b m
Eared Grebe 24
Podiceps nigricollis
2159811219 4b3a36ce35 m
Clark's Grebe 56
Aechmophorus clarkii
509015938 62af1c6851 m
Western Grebe 34
Aechmophorus occidentalis
2093295755 4a6353a5a7 m
Pied-billed Grebe 57
Podilymbus podiceps
3522141291 b4dbcc89a8 m
White-faced Ibis 58
Plegadis chihi
3400012248 63038dbe69 m
American White Pelican 59
Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
Small
Least Bittern 60
Ixobrychus exilis
Small
American Bittern 61
Botaurus lentiginosus
442734663 b957051f4a m
Little Blue Heron 62
Egretta caerulea
2606123012 4950fc7033 m
Snowy Egret 63
Egretta thula
482019538 15b7e2311d m
Great Egret 34
Ardea alba
3020707979 b5bee7ddc0 m
Great Blue Heron 34
Ardea herodias
7833907760 cd9f23ed0a m
Black-crowned Night Heron 46
Nycticorax nycticorax
Small
Cattle Egret 60
Bubulcus ibis
864294663 d5258c1e03 m
Green Heron 64
Butorides virescens
Small
Prairie Falcon 65
Falco mexicanus
Small
Peregrine Falcon 66
Falco peregrinus
Small
American Kestrel 67
Falco sparverius
Small
Common Nighthawk 60
Chordeiles minor
5956975588 111fef5e3b m
Common Poorwill 68
Phalaenoptilus nuttallii
Small
Broad-tailed Hummingbird 69
Selasphorus platycercus
Small
Black-chinned Hummingbird 70
Archilochus alexandri
132653073 879583c253 m
White-throated Swift 71
Aeronautes saxatalis
2039090507 e47cd5cc43 m
American wigeon 28
Mareca americana
3137690749 04e5521002 m
Gadwall 72
Mareca strepera
398186419 aaf020abbf m
Northern shoveler 28
Spatula clypeata
2507703230 bbdb3f60f4 m
Cinnamon Teal 41
Spatula cyanoptera
2536608097 ede4e67161 m
Blue-winged teal 28
Spatula discors
3254016122 89686393cd m
Green-winged Teal 73
Anas crecca

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