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


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

A rattlesnake's rattler


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

Spadefoot toad

Toads and salamanders in the desert? More ->

Tiger swallowtail


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

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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