Important Birding Area
The region has been designated as an Important Birding Area for its unique and diverse assemblage of birds that includes gilded flickers, Harris’ hawks, and curved-billed thrashers.
It contains one of the highest known densities of golden eagles in Nevada. Nearly two dozen species of raptors reside in the monument including bald eagles, peregrine falcons, and western screech owls.
The landscape is also important for migratory birds due to its proximity to foraging habitat, nesting habitat, and to the Colorado River, which is one of the most significant features in the Pacific Flyway.