Animals

The forests and prairies of Devils Tower National Monument provide habitat for mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects and fish. Look for deer beneath the shady forest canopy or visit the prairie dogs in their town along the river. Even the Tower offers a home for birds, small rodents and the occasional reptile.
 
 
A deer fawn resting in the tall grass.

Mammals

Devils Tower National Monument is home to over 40 species of mammals. Explore those species.

A pheasant sits in the tall grass

Birds

A comprehensive list of over 160 birds that visit Devils Tower National Monument.

A technician releasing a Tiger Salamander

Amphibians

Toads, frogs and salamanders find a home at Devils Tower National Monument.

A fisherman releasing a smallmouth bass

Fish

The fish that inhabit the Belle Fourche River include minnows, suckers, catfish, sunfish and perch.

A close up of a garter snake

Reptiles

Several reptile species live in the Black Hills region

 

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Visit NPSpecies for more comprehensive information and advanced search capability. Have a suggestion or comment on this list? Let us know.

 

What is NPSpecies?

NPSpecies is a web-based tool for documenting the occurrence and status of species in national parks. NPSpecies gives parks a way to build, manage, maintain, and share park species lists. As part of the IRMA Portal (Integrated Resource Management Applications), NPSpecies can be accessed at https://irma.nps.gov/NPSpecies/.

Much of the data currently in NPSpecies has been entered by Inventory & Monitoring Program networks. Sources of information include species inventories, monitoring projects, reports, publications, and museum collections. NPSpecies users can also submit suggestions on list additions or updates.

NPSpecies is always a work in progress. Lists continue to change and improve as we learn more about species in parks. Some species categories such as birds or mammals have had extensive research done and their information in NPSpecies is relatively stable. Other categories such as invertebrates or non-vascular plants are less well known, and information in NPSpecies may be missing or in the early stages of development.

 
A closeup of a Rabbit lounging on the grass
Jackrabbit

NPS

A Scientific Opportunity


Have you ever taken a picture of a deer, lizard, or unusual plant? Through a mobile and web-based tool called iNaturalist**, you can now share your photographs online, and people all over the world can help identify your observations. Together, people everywhere will be helping to create a record of life in our parks.

Anyone visiting national park lands with a smartphone or digital camera can turn their photos of plants, animals, fungi, and other “critters” into useful data. Even if participants don’t know exactly which species they recorded, members of the global iNaturalist community work together to crowdsource identifications. Verified records from iNaturalist can be used to update NPSpecies, the official NPS database that documents our knowledge of the occurrence and status of species within each park.

Visit the iNaturalist website to learn more!
iNaturalist Instructions
iNaturalist Instructions(Spanish)
Many thanks to Cabrillo National Monument for letting us link to their videos!

Last updated: August 2, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 10
Devils Tower, WY 82714

Phone:

(307) 467-5283 x635
Devils Tower National Monument Phone Number

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