Whooping Crane White in color with black wing tips. Red Fore head and cheeks
Sandhill Crane Gray bird up to 60” tall. Has a red crown, long pointed bill, whitish cheeks.
Great Blue Heron Long legged gray bird which may be four feet tall. White head with a dark crest. Long feathers on the lower neck.
Least Tern The top of the head and neck are black, the forehead is white. It has an orange bill with a black tip.
Pied-billed-grebe Small stocky body. Short thick banded bill. Brown in color, darker on the back and head. White under tail coverts, feet set far back on the body.
Red – Tailed Hawk Broad tailed hawk. Top side of tail feathers are red. Black spots across the middle of the breast.
Cooper’s hawk The Beak is short with a rounded tip. The wings are short, broad and rounded. Long tail that is rounded on the tip and has black stripes.
Sharp shinned hawk Short broad wings. The tail has black bands and is squared off. Adults have a dark crown.
Swainson’s hawk There are two color phases. Light=immature Dark = mature. Brown feathers on head and neck resemble a hood. It has a speckled breast.
Barn owl The barn owl has a heart shaped white face with a brown outline. White breast and multi colored back
Western screech owl The western screech own has a small squat body. The iris of the eye is very bright yellow. The ear tufts can be raised when the owl fluffs its plumage. The body varies from gray to red in color.
Golden Eagle Dark brown body with golden colored feathers on the head of mature birds. The cere and feet are yellow. Feathers on the shanks, but not on the feet.
Bald Eagle Black body with white feathers on the head and tail. There are no feathers on the shanks or the feet
Peregrine Falcon Black mustache mark below the eye, spotted breast and legs. Narrow tail.
Great horned owl Large gray bodied owl with tufts of feathers on its heads that appear to be horns. Feathers on the shanks and feet
Burrowing Owl Small owl, somewhat round and puffy looking. No feathers on the shanks or feet.
Turkey Vulture Black body. Red head bare of feathers. Yellow feet.
Merriam’s turkey Small blue head, red neck. Body has metallic appearing reflective feathers. Buff colored bands of color on the tail feathers.
Rio Grande turkey Small blue head with a red neck. Longer legs than other breeds of wild turkeys. The body appears to be somewhat copper colored
Prairie Chicken Small Chicken like bird, short square tail. The male has orange/ yellow air sacs and eyebrows.
Scaled Quail Scale like feathers on the breast and abdomen. Gray brown head, blue about the head and neck
Gambel’s quail Plume like feather on the top of the head of both male and female. Males have a red crest, while the female crest is brown.
Bobwhite Quail Males have a white throat and eye line with a black eye bar. The lower breast is black and white mottled color. The female eye bare and throat are buff colored.
Desert Box Turtle Black to red/brown shell, yellow lines radiate from the center.
Common snapping turtle The color varies from tan to brown and olive color. The skin on top is brown and the skin on the bottom is yellow/cream. It has a large head with two barbels on the chin. Five clawed toes on each foot.
Alligator snapping turtle Alligator snapping turtles have a beak like jaw, ridged shell and spikes on the tail and neck. Mean disposition, like an Ag. teacher on the last day of the fair.
Horned lizard Flat toad like bodies, they have a row of sharp points on the head.
Collared Lizard Very prominent black bands behind the head. Green body with white, yellow or red speckling.
Whiptail lizard The whiptail has a long slender body with a pointed snout and a long tail. The color may be brown, tan or olive with stripes or spots of yellow or white.
Salamander Salamanders are found in a variety of colors. They resemble a lizard with a wet waxy appearance.
Gila Monster A thick bodied lizard with black, yellow, pink splotches of color. The body has a bead like texture.
Skink The color will vary from blue, to gray to beige. They appear to have diagonal lines of scales and a thick tail.
Bullsnake Heavy bodied snake, grows 3-5’ in length. Light brown in color with dark brown or black splotches, may have a yellow underline.
Diamondback Rattlesnake Triangular head with a pit between the eyes, diamond pattern along the top and rattles are present.
Coral Snake Recognized by the alternate bands of color. Red and black band s are wide while the white or yellow bands are narrow.
Garter Snake The garter snake has three stripes down its back. The stripes may be white or yellow.
Ringneck snake The body color will vary from blue grey to tan or black. It has a flat, black head with a light white ring behind the head.
Coachwhip Very long slender snake. The head will be darker than the rest of the body. Generally tan or cream colored.
Western prairie rattlesnake Body color may vary form cream, yellow, brown or green. One row of dark blotches on the back. Two rows of small blotches on each side
Blacktailed rattlesnake The body may be green, yellow or gray. Thick bodied and have dark irregular blotches on the back, blotches have light center. The nose and tail are black.
Mojave rattlesnake The color will vary with terrain, mainly green or yellow. Diamond shape pattern diminishes toward the tail. Offset stripe pattern is different from the diamond back.
Bullfrog Dorsal color is usually green but may vary to brown. The sides and belly are usually yellow or white.
Treefrog Usually bright green in color. The white underline is separated by black spots.
Jay Quite often blue in color but that may vary to brown and almost black. Can recognized by the large crest.
Robin Brown to black top line with a red breast and yellow beak. The female will have a reddish brown breast.
Red-winged blackbird Black bird with a red or yellow wing bar.
Roadrunner Black grey speckled body with a white underline. Feathers stand vertically on top of the head. Tail feathers a black metallic in color.
Hummingbird Small bird with a very long beak. Brightly colored metallic feathers.
Brown Thrasher Brown back with a white breast. Brown streaks on the breast. It has a yellow eye and a long slender bill. It’s face is gray
Crow Totally black in color, heavy thick beak.
House sparrow The back is brown with black streaking, the breast and belly are gray. The neck and cheek are white. A short stout bird.
House finch The male has a bright red head neck and upper breast. In the female those areas are brown. The top of the rump is also red. It has a short convex bill.
Magpie Resembles a crow in body shape. The wing speculum and lower breast are white.
Cardinal Red body and crest. The wings are gray brown. Black face with an orange bill.
House Wren Grayish brown upper body, with a pale breast and lower body. A white eye brow is visible as are jagged bars of color on the wings.
Chickadee Black cap (crest) and throat, with white cheeks. Gray back and brown breast. Gray and white striped wings.
Eastern bluebird Bright blue back and head. The upper breast is orange and the lower breast is white Primary wing tips are black.
Mountain bluebird Bright blue back and head. Upper breast is blue and fades into white on the lower breast
Purple martin Glossy dark purple feathers. Some brown streaking on the breast and tail.