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    Bandelier

    National Monument New Mexico

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  • Access by Shuttle Bus Only

    Through October 27, 2014 all access to the most visited part of the park, Frijoles Canyon, will be via a mandatory shuttle bus from the nearby community of White Rock from 9 AM - 3 PM daily. Private cars may drive in before 9 AM or after 3 PM. More »

Animal Fact Sheets

Black Bear

Bandelier National Monument is home to a great diversity of wildlife.

Photo by Sally King

Bandelier has a wide range of ecosystems allowing a broad diversity of wildlife. Below find one-page fact sheets on a variety of Bandelier animals. All are in PDF format. Check back, we plan to add more sheets on a regular basis.

MAMMALS
Abert's Squirrel
American Badger
American Pika
Black Bear
Coyote
Elk

BIRDS
Hummingbirds
Turkey Vulture
Western Tanager

REPTILES
Short-horned Lizard
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

INSECTS/SPIDERS/CREEPY CRAWLERS
Tarantula

Did You Know?

Queen butterfly

Queen butterflies are often mistaken for Monarchs because they look so much alike. This is beneficial to the Queen, who is avoided by predators who fear this look-alike may be as toxic as the Monarch.