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Wildlife

This table lists the wildlife species observed in 2010 and 2011.

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Butterflies

Common Name Scientific Name 2010 2011
Quino Checkerspot1, 2 Euphydryas editha quino Observed 2010
Anise Swallowtail Papilio zelacaon Observed 2011
Western Tiger Swallowtail Papilio rutulus Observed 2011
Checkered White Pontia protodice Observed 2011
Cabbage White Pieres rapae Observed 2011
Orange Sulphur Colius curytheme Observed 2011
Square-spotted Blue Euphilotes battoides Observed 2011
American Lady Vanessa virginiensis Observed 2011
Lorquin's Admiral Limenitis lorquini Observed 2011
Funereal Duskywing Erynnis funeralis Observed 2011
Northern White-skipper Heliopetes ericetorum Observed 2011

Amphibians and Reptiles

Common Name Scientific Name 2010 2011
Northern Pacific Treefrog Pseudacris regilla Observed 2011
Western Toad Anaxyrus [Bufo] boreas Observed 2010
Coast Horned Lizard3 Phrynosoma blainvillii Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis Observed 2010 Observed 2011
California Whiptail Aspidoscelis tigris munda Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Mountain Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans elegans Observed 2010
Two-striped Garter Snake3 Thamnophis hammondii Observed 2011
Ring-necked Snake Diadophis punctatus Observed 2010 Observed 2011
California Striped Racer Coluber [=Masticophis ] lateralis lateralis Observed 2011
Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer Observed 2011
Western Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus helleri Observed 2010 Observed 2011

Birds

Common Name Scientific Name 2010 2011
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Observed 2010 Observed 2011
California Quail Callipepla californica Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Green Heron Butorides virescens Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Ferruginous Hawk Buteo regalis Observed 2011
American Kestrel Falco sparverius Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Rock Pigeon Columba livia Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Band-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas fasciata Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Greater Roadrunner Geococcyx californianus Observed 2011
Barn Owl Tyto alba Observed 2011
Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus Observed 2011
White-throated Swift Aeronautes saxatalis Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Black-chinned Hummingbird Archilochus alexandri Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird Selasphorus rufus/sasin Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Nuttall's Woodpecker Picoides nuttallii Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Say's Phoebe Sayornis saya Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis Observed 2011
Loggerhead Shrike3 Lanius ludovicianus Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Least Bell's Vireo2 Vireo bellii pusillus Observed 2011
Cassin's Vireo Vireo cassinii Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Western Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica Observed 2010 Observed 2011
American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Common Raven Corvus corax Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Oak Titmouse Baeolophus inornatus Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus Observed 2011
Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus Observed 2010 Observed 2011
White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Pygmy Nuthatch Sitta pygmaea Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Rock Wren Salpinctes obsoletus Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Canyon Wren Catherpes mexicanus Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii Observed 2010 Observed 2011
House Wren Troglodytes aedon Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Wrentit Chamaea fasciata Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos Observed 2010 Observed 2011
California Thrasher Toxostoma redivivum Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Orange-crowned Warbler Vermivora celata Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata Observed 2010 Observed 2011
MacGillivray's Warbler Oporornis tolmiei Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Wilson's Warbler Wilsonia pusilla Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus Observed 2010 Observed 2011
California Towhee Melozone crissalis Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia Observed 2011
Rufous-crowned Sparrow Aimophila ruficeps Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii Observed 2010 Observed 2011
White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea Observed 2011
House Finch Carpodacus mexicanus Observed 2010 Observed 2011
American Goldfinch Spinus tristis Observed 2010 Observed 2011

Mammals

Common Name Scientific Name 2010 2011
Canyon Bat Parastrellus hesperus Observed 2011
Botta's Pocket Gopher Thomomys bottae Observed 2011
Desert Cottontail Sylvilagus audubonii Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Woodrat Neotoma sp. Observed 2011
California Ground Squirrel Spermophilus beecheyi Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Ring-tailed cat4 Bassariscus astutus Observed 2010
Raccoon Procyon lotor Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Coyote Canis latrans Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Bobcat Felis rufus Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Mountain Lion Felis concolor Observed 2010 Observed 2011
California Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus californicus Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Wild Pig Sus scrofa Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Gray fox Urocyon cinereoargenteus Observed 2011
Vole species Microtus sp. Observed 2010 Observed 2011
Mouse species Rodentia Observed 2011

Notes:

  • A Wildlife observations were made opportunistically during plant and habitat surveys and this list is not intended as an exhaustive listing of the fauna occurring on the site or surrounding area; no species-specific focus surveys were conducted and some species, particularly uncommon species or secretive species, may not have been detected during the limited field surveys.
  • 1 Tentative species identification
  • 2 Federally listed endangered species
  • 3 California Species of Concern
  • 4 California Fully Protected Species

Unless otherwise indicated, all images are provided by NASA.

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