6490 thumb Wildlife of Sweitzer Lake State Park

Sweitzer Lake State Park is located 3 miles south of the town of Delta, CO. The park lies at 5,000 feet elevation and encompasses about 137 acres of water and about 70 acres of land at the toe of the Garnet Mesa. The area is semi-arid with an average annual precipitation of about 12 inches. The ...more ↓

Small
Woodhouse's Toad 1
Anaxyrus woodhousii
Small
Boreal Chorus Frog 2
Pseudacris maculata
Small
American bullfrog 3
Lithobates catesbeianus
2668826479 1a475651d3 m
Northern Leopard Frog 4
Lithobates pipiens
4390880866 91dd70748e m
Great Basin spadefoot 5
Spea intermontana
Small
Yellowhead Collared Lizard 6
Crotaphytus collaris auriceps
3492873006 8b12504028 m
Ornate Tree Lizard 8
Urosaurus ornatus
Small
Sagebrush Lizard 9
Sceloporus graciosus
60496 260 190
Northern Plateau Lizard 10
Sceloporus undulatus elongatus
3548094454 bd2ab8f7b8 m
Pygmy Short-horned Lizard 11
Phrynosoma douglasii
Small
Western Skink 12
Plestiodon skiltonianus
Small
Plateau Tiger Whiptail 13
Aspidoscelis tigris septentrionalis
Small
Striped whipsnake 14
Coluber taeniatus
5596446909 73e37bebb8 m
Western Yellow-bellied Racer 15
Coluber constrictor mormon
4771336541 0ba7882d01 m
Great Basin Gopher Snake 16
Pituophis catenifer deserticola
Small
Eastern Milksnake 17
Lampropeltis triangulum
152752770 45324cc490 m
Corn snake 18
Pantherophis guttatus
3795053493 ed3150aed5 m
Western Rattlesnake 19
Crotalus oreganus
3058998753 6e069ecafc m
Midget Faded Rattlesnake 20
Crotalus oreganus concolor
8245166143 a0f2df39bd m
Downy Woodpecker 21
Picoides pubescens
471754562 d999b3f567 m
Hairy Woodpecker 22
Picoides villosus
3187140734 840780f5bf m
Northern flicker 23
Colaptes auratus
4052990138 ffb5fa776e m
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 24
Sphyrapicus varius
2312402577 5b86bc50dc m
Western Screech Owl 25
Megascops kennicottii
2925340745 1e9c95f813 m
Great Horned Owl 26
Bubo virginianus
2471624146 2bb91c5652 m
Long-eared Owl 24
Asio otus
2841112888 ec420af3b7 m
Belted Kingfisher 27
Megaceryle alcyon
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Rock Dove 28
Columba livia
Small
Mourning Dove 29
Zenaida macroura
2328437732 4cbb453c24 m
Sora 30
Porzana carolina
3217157756 2790724d63 m
Virginia Rail 31
Rallus limicola
3390640523 3de36f4665 m
American Coot 32
Fulica americana
Small
Sandhill Crane 33
Antigone canadensis
3583286090 2b1062894e m
Whooping Crane 34
Grus americana
3070052982 fc77b55b1c m
Turkey Vulture 35
Cathartes aura
433217108 54ae5f58d2 m
Gambel's Quail 36
Callipepla gambelii
1801845517 e9f060fd07 m
Ring-necked Pheasant 37
Phasianus colchicus
Small
Sanderling 38
Calidris alba
2922391345 d0c049a29d m
Dunlin 39
Calidris alpina
2852500668 79db53a2d8 m
Baird's Sandpiper 40
Calidris bairdii
3513838213 792f43f30a m
Red Knot 41
Calidris canutus
3565579112 3096a18943 m
White-rumped Sandpiper 24
Calidris fuscicollis
5698339542 9899533bd0 m
Stilt Sandpiper 42
Calidris himantopus
2952213190 5d5d232720 m
Western Sandpiper 43
Calidris mauri
3090319768 0f7363d944 m
Least Sandpiper 44
Calidris minutilla
Small
Semipalmated Sandpiper 45
Calidris pusilla
Small
Long-billed Dowitcher 46
Limnodromus scolopaceus
2491426102 e3da22169c m
Lesser Yellowlegs 47
Tringa flavipes
2909449935 0025ea25ef m
Greater Yellowlegs 41
Tringa melanoleuca
2815659591 95fc62aae8 m
Willet 24
Tringa semipalmata
2094073420 684efcff3b m
Solitary Sandpiper 41
Tringa solitaria
2233618593 2be083e05c m
Long-billed Curlew 30
Numenius americanus
Small
Whimbrel 48
Numenius phaeopus
6921121739 6d5a9c2ec2 m
Common Snipe 49
Gallinago gallinago
Small
Ruddy Turnstone 50
Arenaria interpres
Small
Marbled Godwit 51
Limosa fedoa
Small
Hudsonian Godwit 52
Limosa haemastica
Small
Red Phalarope 48
Phalaropus fulicarius
500243357 3436c7da97 m
Red-necked Phalarope 30
Phalaropus lobatus
741288885 b994d2751c m
Wilson's Phalarope 53
Phalaropus tricolor
5747130003 72b10d9ae8 m
Spotted sandpiper 54
Actitis macularius
Small
Caspian tern 51
Hydroprogne caspia
1327536429 121ff76c6e m
Forster's Tern 55
Sterna forsteri
Small
Common Tern 56
Sterna hirundo
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Black Tern 57
Chlidonias niger
2145448350 03bff05dba m
Bonaparte's gull 41
Chroicocephalus philadelphia
8490078966 32c3b5cd49 m
Herring Gull 58
Larus argentatus
3524024978 d9907cf5e2 m
California Gull 59
Larus californicus
2255619597 e4ec656a34 m
Ring-billed Gull 60
Larus delawarensis
72654 260 190
Glaucous Gull 61
Larus hyperboreus
10340 260 190
Franklin's gull 62
Leucophaeus pipixcan
450110759 5148cfbe56 m
Kentish Plover 63
Charadrius alexandrinus
3105670267 56bc585a46 m
Semipalmated Plover 64
Charadrius semipalmatus
287782863 4b0e6cface m
Killdeer 65
Charadrius vociferus
Small
American Golden Plover 66
Pluvialis dominica
3534443038 95272a2c97 m
Black-bellied Plover 41
Pluvialis squatarola
2680676667 f46e7b9fb4 m
Common Loon 24
Gavia immer
3624246300 9cba72e134 m
Pacific Loon 41
Gavia pacifica
9707717416 ac1f67b6e6 m
Red-throated Loon 67
Gavia stellata
2128032556 f0f5ff0652 m
Horned Grebe 41
Podiceps auritus
2456260290 5d7be4a42b m
Eared Grebe 25
Podiceps nigricollis
2159811219 4b3a36ce35 m
Clark's Grebe 41
Aechmophorus clarkii
509015938 62af1c6851 m
Western Grebe 30
Aechmophorus occidentalis
2093295755 4a6353a5a7 m
Pied-billed Grebe 68
Podilymbus podiceps
3522141291 b4dbcc89a8 m
White-faced Ibis 69
Plegadis chihi
3400012248 63038dbe69 m
American White Pelican 70
Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
Small
American Bittern 71
Botaurus lentiginosus
2606123012 4950fc7033 m
Snowy Egret 44
Egretta thula
482019538 15b7e2311d m
Great Egret 30
Ardea alba
3020707979 b5bee7ddc0 m
Great Blue Heron 30
Ardea herodias
7833907760 cd9f23ed0a m
Black-crowned Night Heron 49
Nycticorax nycticorax
Small
Cattle Egret 72
Bubulcus ibis
Small
Prairie Falcon 51
Falco mexicanus
Small
Peregrine Falcon 73
Falco peregrinus
Small
American Kestrel 74
Falco sparverius
3810017149 9bde3f8dc0 m
Lesser Nighthawk 75
Chordeiles acutipennis
Small
Common Nighthawk 72
Chordeiles minor
Small
Black-chinned Hummingbird 76
Archilochus alexandri

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