Birds

Scissor Tail fly Catcher

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Oklahoma's state bird)

NPS Photo

While most animals at Washita are secretive in their activities, the most noticeable inhabitants are birds. Raptors, such as the American Kestrel, the Red-tailed Hawk, and the Swainson's Hawk are often seen gliding overhead scouting for a delicious mouse or rat.

Other distinctive birds, such as the Western Meadowlark, the Northern Bobwhite, the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, and Wild Turkey are usually found closer to earth.

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