A nine-banded armadillo.

The longer one lives in Conway, the longer one becomes accustomed to the local wildlife. Some are year round residents, others only can be seen at certain times of the year. Local wildlife often inhabits the town flora. Want to know the correct taxonomic classification for one of Conway's biota? Check out Wikispecies.

Domesticated animals also make up a good number of the animals in town, some of which have their own personal pages.






Common Name Taxonomic Classification Habitats
American Coots (Fulica americana)  
Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica)  
California Quails (Callipepla californica)  
Double-Crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus)  
Emus (Dromaius novaehollandiae)  
European Starlings (Dromaius novaehollandiae)  
Helmeted Guineafowls (Numida meleagris)  
House Finches (Carpodacus mexicanus)  
Anna's Hummingbirds (Calypte anna)  
Killdeers (Charadrius vociferus)  
Indian Blue Peacocks (Pavo cristatus)  
Pied-Billed Grebes (Podilymbus podiceps)  
Wild Turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo)  
Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura)  
White-Tailed Kites (Elanus leucurus) farmlands beyond city limits

See Birds Entry for more information.

Reptiles and Amphibians


Captive alligator gar.

Common Name Taxonomic classification Habitats
Alligator Gar (Atractosteus spatula) Arkansas River, Lake Conway

Hey Y'All, Respect the Mighty Alligator Gar, cuz there ain't that many left The Arkansas River in the Conway Area however is home of the largest population in the state there are a bunch of new laws for these monsters, so make sure you're coolio with them according to Arkansas Game and Fish: An Alligator Gar Permit (crosslink to .pdf of permit), is required to take alligator gar. Only one alligator gar may be taken per 24 hour period. No alligator gar greater than 36 inches may be taken from noon, May 1-noon, July 1, statewide. Go to their site to download free permit and read Season of the Gar by the World's Hugest Garthority, based here in Conway USA: http://www.amazon.com/Season-Gar-Adventures-Americas-Misunderstood/dp/1557289298/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1315704569&sr=1-1


Mark Spitzer and Ben Damgaard wrassle a 500 lb alligator gar.

Bluegill Sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus) Lake Conway
Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio)
Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides) Lake Hamilton
Green Sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus)
Bigscale Logperch (Percina macrolepida)

See Fish Entry for more information.


i.e. "Insects & Nasty Little Things". If you have a problem with any of the below, you may need to call one of the area exterminators.