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Wildlife Sustained by the Eldorado National Forest

Animal species: Estimated 340 total species, including 202 birds, 79 mammals, 24 reptiles, 20 fish, and 15 amphibians.

: trout (brook, brown, golden, lake, rainbow), kokanee salmon, and smallmouth bass.

: black bear, California mule deer (numbering 10,000 to 16,000), mountain lions, bobcats, coyotes, weasels, raccoons, jack rabbits, cottontail rabbits, porcupine, California ground squirrel, marmot, Sierra pocket gophers, and grey squirrels.

: mountain quail, grouse, mourning doves, band-tailed pigeons, wild turkeys, golden eagles, red-tailed hawks, sharp-shinned hawk, great horned owl, and turkey vultures.

Song birds
: 100 species, including mountain chickadee, Stellar's jay, Clark's nutcracker, pygmy nuthatch, robin, red shafted flicker, myrtle warbler, fox sparrow, rufous-sided towhee, Oregon junco, white-crowned sparrow, yellow-bellied sapsucker, white-headed woodpecker, and acorn woodpecker.

Endangered species
: bald eagle (found in winter months), and Peregrine falcon (sighted during the summer nesting period).

Sensitive listed species
: Sierra Nevada red foxes, pine martens, fishers, spotted owls, great gray owls, goshawks, and willow flycatchers.

: 12,000 head of not-so-wild cattle graze on 300,000 acres in the Eldorado National Forest per month.

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