Located next to the J Bar L Guest Ranch is the Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, considered by many to be the most beautiful national wildlife refuge in the country. Because of its outstanding habitat diversity, Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is a unique and exciting place to bird-watch. A total of 232 bird species have been recorded at Red Rock Lakes. You will see trumpeter swans, sandhill cranes and peregrine falcons, among others.
Of the 232 bird species recorded here, 53 are considered rare or accidental. This means they are observed very infrequently in restricted habitat or are outside of their normal range. In the past two years, rare birds, such as the great egret, whooping crane, wood duck, turkey vulture, dunlin, northern mockingbird, northern parula, black-and-white warbler, northern oriole, rose-breasted grosbeak and grasshopper sparrow have been seen.
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Check out this beautiful video about the conservation of Artic Grayling in the Centennial Valley!