Animal Species

The animal lists below are an ongoing effort to document the many species that occur within the Environmental Studies Center. Data collection has taken place over the last ten years, and has been a collaborative effort involving faculty, students, volunteers and the Metro Greenspaces Program.

Birds

  • American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
  • American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)
  • American Robin (Turdus migratorius)
  • Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)
  • Band-tailed pigeon (Columba fasciata)
  • Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
  • Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon)
  • Bewick's Wren (Thryomanes bewickii)
  • Black-capped Chickadee (Parus atricapillus)
  • Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus)
  • Black-throated Gray Warbler (Dendroica nigrescens)
  • Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)
  • Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)
  • Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullocki)
  • Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus).
  • Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus)
  • California Quail (Callipepla gambelii)
  • Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
  • Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)
  • Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Parus rufescens)
  • Cliff Swallow (Hirundo pyrrhonota)
  • Common Crow (Corvus branchyrynchos)
  • Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)
  • Common Yellowthroat (Geothylypis trichas)
  • Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)
  • Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
  • European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
  • Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus)
  • English Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
  • Gadwall (Anas strepera)
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)
  • Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)
  • Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
  • Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
  • Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)
  • House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
  • House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
  • House Wren (Troglodyes aedon)
  • Hutton's Vireo (Vireo huttoni)
  • Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)
  • Lazuli Bunting (Passerina amoena)
  • Mallard (Anas platyrynchos)
  • Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris)
  • Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
  • Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)
  • Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus)
  • Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus borealis)
  • Orange-crowned Warbler (Vermivora celata)
  • Pacific-slope Flycatcher (Empidonax difficilis)
  • Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
  • Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus)
  • Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus)
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)
  • Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber)
  • Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
  • Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)
  • Rock Dove (Columba livia)
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)
  • Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus)
  • Rufous-sided Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)
  • Savannah Sparrow (Passeeculus sandwichensis)
  • Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens)
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)
  • Solitary Vireo (Vireo solitarius)
  • Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
  • Spotted Towhee (Pipilio maculatus)
  • Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)
  • Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)
  • Townsend's Solitaire (Myadestes townsendi)
  • Townsend's Warbler (Dendroica townsendi)
  • Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)
  • Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)
  • Vaux's Swift (Chaetura vauxi)
  • Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina)
  • Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola)
  • Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus)
  • Western Screech-Owl (Otus kennicottii)
  • Western Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma californica)
  • Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)
  • Western Wood Pewee (Contopus sordidulus)
  • White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)
  • White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)
  • Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax trailii)
  • Wilson's Warbler (Wilsonia pusilla)
  • Winter Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)
  • Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens)
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata)

Mammals

  • American Opossum (Didelphis marsupialis)
  • Bobcat (Lynx rufus)
  • Red fox (Vulpes fulva)
  • Nutria (Myocastor coypus)
  • River Otter (Lutra canadensis)
  • Beaver (Castor canadensis)
  • Black-tailed Deer (Odocoileus hemionus)
  • Raccoon (Procyon lotor)
  • Coyote (Canis latrans)

Reptiles

  • Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)
  • NW Garter Snake (Thamnophis ordinoides)
  • Northern Alligator Lizard (Gerrhonotus coeruleus)

Amphibians

  • NW Salamander (Ambystoma gracile)
  • Long-toed Salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum)
  • Rough-skinned Newt (Taricha granulosa)
  • Pacific Treefrog (Pseudacris regilla)
  • Red-legged Frog (Rana aurora)
  • Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana)
  • Pacific Giant Salamander (Dicamptodon tenebrosus)
  • Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii)