The Western Tanger (Piranga ludoviciana) wings it's
way from central Mexico each summer to enjoy the same cool mountain air
Scouts enjoy. Their red head and bright colors make them very
noticeable. As a neo-tropical bird, their numbers seem to be
dropping as habitat declines.
|The Cougar (Felis concolor) is a common, but rarely seen,
resident of the Scout Ranch. Those who do view it count their
viewing time in seconds. This cat is also known as Panther,
Mountain Lion, and Catamount.
||Broad-tailed Hummingbirds (Selasphorus platycercus) are easily
attracted to any red color, including: hats, uniform shoulder loops,
jackets, backpacks, etc. When flying their wings/tail make a
whistling sound that you car hear go by, but you can't see
anything. They seek out wildflowers, and any humming bird
feeder. In early July, they are joined by their cousins, the
Last Updated Tuesday, 07-Mar-2000 19:16:46 MST