Wildlife on Hidden Camera

Bobcats are seldom seen but use the riparian corridors along the Tualatin River to move in and out of urban areas.

The trail camera at Tualatin National Wildlife Refuge lets others know of their unusual wildlife visitors, such as bobcats and coyotes. While most people who visit and volunteer are likely to see birds, the trail camera gives us a glimpse of the hidden wildlife without disturbing them.

Recently shared on Portland-Vancouver National Wildlife Refuges, the following photos are of wildlife caught on camera.

“I love the surprise. Sometimes I will bring in the camera with 2,000 pictures on it and be scanning through 100s of pictures of deer rumps standing in front of the camera and then all of a sudden a bobcat face pops up in the frame. Getting to share those candid moments of natural behavior of animals who are not so easily seen with the public is the best part.” — Seth Winkelhake, Friends of Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

The Importance of Trail Cameras

National wildlife refuges often share trail camera footage examples, such as Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge and Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge. Many of the refuges use cameras either for research or to showcase wildlife to a variety of visitors.

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