Animals

A pair of common ravens perch near the El Morro pond.

Even though it is a small area, El Morro National Monument contains a great diversity of animals, from the tiger salamanders swimming in the cliffside pool to the herds of elk that frequent the prairies and open woodlands. Birds, reptiles, and insects abound, and fascinating invertebrates inhabit the "tinaja" pools that fill bedrock basins at the top of the butte.

Pink-sided junco

Birds

A diversity of habitats attracts many species of birds to El Morro year-round. More ->

A rattlesnake's rattler

Reptiles

Warm summers bring out the snakes and lizards. More->

Spadefoot toad
Amphibians

Toads and salamanders in the desert? More ->

Tiger swallowtail

Butterflies

Wildflowers of every size and color attract amazing butterflies to the monument. More->

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Mailing Address:

HC 61 Box 43
Ramah, NM 87321

Phone:

(505) 783-4226 x801

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