Wildlife - What kind of wildlife am I likely to find in Washoe County parks?
There are many species of animals that frequent our facilities. At Rancho San Rafael alone, more than 150 species of birds have been sited, from the tiny hummingbird to the mighty bald eagle. Mammals in the area include squirrels, voles, mice, marmots, raccoons, skunks, muskrats, beaver, rabbits, hares, coyotes, deer, bobcats, bear, mountain lions, and wild horses. Our reptile and amphibian friends include many lizard species, frogs, snakes (including rattlesnakes), and toads. Many of our facilities provide exceptional opportunities to view local wildlife species. Talk to the Ranger of the facility you are interested in to get more specific information. For additional information on wildlife in our area, visit the following websites: Lahonton Chapter, Audubon Society, Nevada Department of Wildlife.