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California Ground Squirrel (Otospermophilus beecheyi)

Observer

lhiggins

Date

May 1, 2021 02:29 PM PDT

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Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas)

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wsweet321

Date

May 2021

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California Newt (Taricha torosa)

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rgorcik

Date

May 1, 2021 04:01 PM PDT

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Joshua Tree (Yucca brevifolia)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

January 16, 2021 06:26 PM PST

Description

The yuccas were tall and heavily branched, had thick, brown trunks, and fibrous, dense leaves of a succulent. When I came across this individual around the ending of sunset, it formed a silhouette against the gorgeous, waning colors of the cool desert sky. This pristine beauty reminded me of the sheer wonder the Mojave Desert embraces! This was one of several Joshua Trees in the Creosote Bush Scrub plain.

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Western Pond Turtle (Actinemys marmorata)

Observer

sscrivy

Date

March 2021

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Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae)

Observer

belinda

Date

May 2009

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Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides)

Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

March 7, 2021 02:56 PM PST

Description

San Gabriel Dam area
Making two observations--this one for the eagle---hope to get an ID on the fish

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Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

March 7, 2021 02:56 PM PST

Description

San Gabriel Dam area
Making two observations--this one for the eagle---hope to get an ID on the fish

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Bobcat (Lynx rufus)

Observer

susan_proffitt

Date

September 23, 2020 01:57 PM UTC

Description

On a trail in upper Franklin Canyon mid-day, very hot and still, I was walking slowly and quietly when we saw each other.

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Cactus Wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus)

Observer

benewing

Date

February 20, 2021 03:31 PM EST

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Coastal Rosy Boa (Lichanura orcutti)

Observer

chrisjensen1

Date

February 2021

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Coyote (Canis latrans)

Observer

tothemax

Date

February 7, 2021 08:36 AM PST

Description

two individuals hanging out in the grassland

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Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis)

Observer

nathanfrench

Date

January 22, 2021 11:34 AM PST

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Vaquita (Phocoena sinus)

Observer

sergiomtz

Place

Missing Location

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Long-eared Owl (Asio otus)

Observer

nathanfrench

Date

January 2021

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Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus)

Observer

taco_night

Date

December 19, 2020 10:32 AM PST

Description

This one took us by surprise, and I wasnt able to get clear photos of it. eBird doesn't list any sitings of Tundra Swan in this area, but that was what our best guess was.

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Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Observer

bugornot

Date

August 1, 2014 12:46 PM PDT

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Southern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata)

Observer

marlene_rose

Date

May 25, 2020 03:12 PM PDT

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Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Observer

margotmcfadden

Date

December 16, 2020 06:44 PM UTC

Description

A beautiful arrival today.

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California Quail (Callipepla californica)

Observer

soilsflutterby

Date

December 16, 2020 03:06 PM PST

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Great Egret (Ardea alba)

Observer

taco_night

Date

December 16, 2020 09:14 AM PST

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Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)

Observer

uzun

Date

October 18, 2020 09:54 AM PDT

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California Thrasher (Toxostoma redivivum)

Observer

uzun

Date

October 18, 2020 09:07 AM PDT

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House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)

Observer

uzun

Date

October 18, 2020 10:43 AM PDT

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Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

July 31, 2020 11:39 AM PDT

Description

The lizard was very brown and had many geometric patterns, with the glittering blue underneath the head. This male achieved his daily exercise of power over his territory by doing push-ups on the rock. Once the lizard paused, I zoomed in on this reptile of fascinating detail. This moment was captivating; never before had I seen these sophisticated details in a critter one would regularly see darting around walls or gardens casually! These lizards were commonly spotted sun-bathing in the Lower Montane Forest.

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Great Basin Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. longipes)

Observer

andrewthompson3

Date

September 13, 2019 12:20 PM PDT

Description

Observed as it had recently captured a Jerusalem cricket

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California Red-legged Frog (Rana draytonii)

Observer

direbecca

Date

May 2018

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Southern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

July 7, 2019 12:27 PM PDT

Description

The snake-like lizard was in some sort of dormancy, moving slowly with occasional flickers of the eyes. Its body was slender, the head appeared diamond-shaped, and the patterns of black stripes were seen on the brown/orange-colored back. It made a stunning impression on the rest of the family, showcasing the wild side of our Cultivated landscapes in Diamond Bar!

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Yellow-breasted Chat × New World Oriole Sp. (Genushybrid Icteria × Icterus)

Observer

guyincognito

Date

July 3, 2020 07:13 AM PDT

Description

Chat x oriole. At different location than his usual territory, but I believe it is the same bird and not another.

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Yellow-breasted Chat × New World Oriole Sp. (Genushybrid Icteria × Icterus)

Observer

guyincognito

Date

July 3, 2020 08:26 AM PDT

Description

Chat x Oriole at the usual location

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Baja California Tree Frog (Pseudacris hypochondriaca)

Observer

juliabohemian

Date

July 6, 2020 09:02 PM PDT

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California Gnatcatcher (Polioptila californica)

Observer

patpatasaur

Date

June 24, 2020 01:08 PM EDT

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Snow Gum (Eucalyptus pauciflora)

Observer

steve818

Date

May 1, 2020 12:44 PM AEST

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American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)

Observer

jonathan27

Date

April 25, 2020

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Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

April 26, 2020 08:22 AM PDT

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Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

April 25, 2020 09:37 AM PDT

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Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Observer

lgriego

Date

April 27, 2020 06:47 PM PDT

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California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)

Observer

peggywu

Date

April 24, 2020 10:45 AM PDT

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Feral Pigeon (Columba livia var. domestica)

Observer

bradrumble

Date

April 24, 2020 03:59 PM PDT

Description

Carcass. Red-tailed and Cooper’s Hawks frequent this area.

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Tree Squirrels (Genus Sciurus)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

March 28, 2020 12:13 PM PDT

Description

The small mammal was found in quite an unliving condition! By all means it was dead, with some grayish-brown fur being retained, along with the bones. Seen here are the vertebrae, skull, and predator-like canine teeth. The size and tooth anatomy of this critter didn't seem akin to any local rodents. This specimen was found under a Cultivated pine along Diamond Bar Blvd.

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Southern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

March 28, 2020 11:55 AM PDT

Description

This lizard was either dead, or this was an extensive piece of its shedded skin. Its body was slender, the head appeared diamond-shaped, and the patterns of black stripes were seen on the faded, brown-colored back. These remains appeared to be fresh, not highly disturbed, and were found under a Cultivated pine along Golden Springs Dr.

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Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

December 22, 2018 02:43 PM PST

Description

This adult gull still had remnants of the juvenile's plumage, otherwise it matured. The wings were light gray, the feet and bill were light pink. The end of the wings and the tip of the beak were black. It lived along the extensive, sandy Beach.

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Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

December 27, 2018 05:02 PM PST

Description

The small passerine bird was a reserved, secretive little one. It blended in well with the undergrowth, due to its rusty brown and gray plumage. The reddish-brown tail also wagged as it hopped through the branches. This one lived in the Riparian Forest.

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American Coot (Fulica americana)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

December 27, 2018 04:42 PM PST

Description

The waterfowl was small and compact. The head was black, the round body was dark gray, and the beak was white. It dove in and out of the water of the Freshwater Lake, which reflected the beautiful colors of autumn.

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Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

February 17, 2019 12:13 PM PST

Description

The passerine bird had a light gray body, with a gray and bright yellow belly/neck. It's bright colors penetrated through the shrubbery as it took flight across the Freshwater Lake.

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Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

March 10, 2019 11:44 AM PDT

Description

The humminbird's head when reflected in the sun gave a tiny magenta glow. The body was light brown-gray and light green. It also had a tiny sword-like bill. It perched on the low-growing, dense shrubs of the Sand Dune scrub.

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Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

March 10, 2019 11:56 AM PDT

Description

The passerine bird was black and brown, with bead-like black eyes. The feathers were glossy and nearly pitch black with brown. These were feeding off of bread crumbs on the steps nearby the massive swath of Cultivated lawn.

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Western Gull (Larus occidentalis)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

April 12, 2019 05:31 PM PDT

Description

The gull's beak was mostly yellow, with a little red, and the feet were light pink. The body was white, with dark gray wings. It was walking in the surf zone of the massive sandy Beach on the Balboa Peninsula.

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Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

July 26, 2019 03:24 PM PDT

Description

The peregrine was a slim raptor, making a very harsh cry heard from hundreds of feet away. The head was black, with the white patch, and the feet & bill were yellow. The wings were dark gray and the belly was tawny-white. It flew out of the date palm, then it flew in circles with another individual around the lighthouse as they both flew inland across the Coastal Sage Scrub.

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Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

June 14, 2019 12:16 PM PDT

Description

The passerine bird was swift as it swooped into the small tree. The flashes of blue and white feathers and seen from afar, and they were seen even clearer as I got up close. This was a

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Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

June 9, 2019 12:33 PM PDT

Description

The small passerine bird was mostly light gray in color, it also had a black cap. The underside of the tail was also clay-red. It was taking a bath in the small steam winding through the Eastern Temperate Forest.

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American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

June 13, 2019 03:55 PM PDT

Description

Wrestling with the slimy worms was quite a feat for this unstoppable robin! The bird had the easily recognizable black head, red belly, and gray wings. It was foraging in the moist, Cultivated lawns of the National Mall.

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Townsend's Warbler (Setophaga townsendi)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

December 29, 2019 02:57 PM PST

Description

The small passerine bird was maneuvering up and around the cypress trunks as if it were a creeper or woodpecker. The head had distinct yellow and black coloration, the rest of the plumage was olive-green, gray, and black/white. It was an infrequently spotted member of the disturbed, cypress-dominated Closed-Cone Pine Forest.

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Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

June 14, 2019 10:00 AM PDT

Description

The female mallard had brown, molted plumage with the patches of bright blue on the wings. Along its side was a youngster, a fluffy, bronze yellow/brown duckling! It was the cutest! Both were calm swimmers in the still waters of the Cultivated, manufactured Reflection Pool.

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Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

December 29, 2019 12:00 PM PST

Description

The majestic, wide-spanning bird was a very large raptor, with black wings. The underside was gray and black. The head was bald and dark magenta. Several individuals including this one soared in ovular formations above the coastal headlands and nearby Sand Dunes.

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Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

December 28, 2019 01:28 PM PST

Description

The passerine bird was completely black, with deep yellow eyes. The feathers were glossy and had a light purple/blue simmer to them. These were extremely common around the facilities of Crissy Field, dwelling on the Culitvated lawn and the food it provided via leftover lunches.

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Western Gull (Larus occidentalis)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

December 28, 2019 02:00 PM PST

Description

The gull's beak was mostly yellow, with a little red, and the feet were light pink. The body was white, with dark gray wings. Numerous gulls perched along the concrete wall built on top of the Rocky Shore coastline.

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Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

December 29, 2019 01:06 PM PST

Description

The goose was a large waterfowl, with a thick brown body, and a compact, black neck. The head was mostly black, but it also had the two white oval patches. Up close, these geese were rarely intimidated by humans, especially this individual here who I got relatively close to. These lived in the Freshwater Lake ecosystems.

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California Towhee (Melozone crissalis)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

December 22, 2019 03:59 PM PST

Description

The passerine bird was small, brown, and had orange-red blotches under its long tail. It perched on the bare shrub and didn't move an inch in the cool weather. It lived in the Cultivated landscape.

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Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

December 28, 2019 04:46 PM PST

Description

The sparrow was boldly marked, with a reddish-gray back, light belly, and a gray/black streaked head. This male was not vocal compared to the other neighboring birds, and it was one of dozens of sparrows cooped in the bare, deciduous shrubbery of the fragmented Coast Live Oak Woodland.

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Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

March 10, 2019 11:22 AM PDT

Description

The sparrow was heavily marked with all sorts of blotches of color, with a reddish-gray back, light belly, gray and black streaked head, and an overall grayish coating of plumage throughout the body. It hopped in the coffeeberry shrubs and roamed in the understory of the Coastal Redwood Forest.

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Beluga (Delphinapterus leucas)

Observer

bobmcd

Date

August 22, 2014

Description

Belugas mating in the St. Lawrence Seaway

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Western Whiptail (Aspidoscelis tigris)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

April 3, 2018 01:04 PM PDT

Description

The lizard was unique, it had a relatively long tail compared to its body. The tail was light orange, and had brown blotches. The body was very light, and had many black stripes. It crawled out in the open, along the rocky, rough ground in the Chaparral.

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Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

December 29, 2019 01:07 PM PST

Description

The goose was a large waterfowl, with a thick brown body, and a compact, black neck. The head was mostly black, but it also had the two white oval patches. This individual perched on the shoreline of the Freshwater Lake, while pruning its precious feathers.

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Grey Whale (Eschrichtius robustus)

Observer

mapierson

Date

March 3, 2019 10:14 AM PST

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Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

March 17, 2019 01:41 PM PDT

Description

A group of goldfinches was thriving in the stands of fiddlenecks, probably for foraging. This male had a black cap, an olive-green back, and the yellow belly. Other males and females joined in, creating a welcoming, massive frenzy in the blooming Coastal Sage Scrub.

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Big Berry Manzanita (Arctostaphylos glauca)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

November 24, 2019 11:32 AM PST

Description

This mature, old manzanita grew into a gnarly tree-like formation, and its trunk was thick indeed! The bark was smooth and maroon/red, and the leaves were wide, light-green, and rounded at the ends. The red-brown, dusky berries were in sheer abundance, occupying the tips of most of the shrub's stems. These lived in the Lower Montane Forest among the open clearings.

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Common Raven (Corvus corax)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

April 15, 2019 12:06 PM PDT

Description

The large, black bird had a thick, "square" tail, thick beak, and a croak-like call that was deep, unlike the crow. It perched on the rocks nearby the shore and continued to walk along the path. Its thick beak, glossy feathers, and bead-like eyes were seen up close in an intriguing way! These ravens were somewhat common on the Rocky Shore.

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Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

December 28, 2019 03:53 PM PST

Description

The hawk was soaring for a while in a messy circular formation, until it perched on the sweeping, overhanging glass roof of the California Academy of Sciences. The raptor had a brown head, light underwings and belly, and the characteristic rusty-red tail. I personally found this sighting to be iconic, becuase iNaturalist was founded here in the Bay Area, and seeing the majestic hawk take a stop at the "home base" of naturalists in the Bay Area reminded me of why this platform was created to begin with: to connect people with nature through observing wild creatures where they live. Plus, it also engages people with finding wild animals such as this hawk in urbanized, Cutivated landscapes such as Golden Gate Park.

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What

Hemp (Cannabis sativa)

Observer

rynaturalist

Date

May 2019

Place

Kansas, US (Google, OSM)

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Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Observer

shaneoneal

Date

March 11, 2019 08:41 AM EDT

Description

Falcon by Thomas Circle eating a dove

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Coyote (Canis latrans)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

March 24, 2019 02:40 PM PDT

Description

The light furred, tawny canine strolled along casually through the open plains, without expressing feelings of distress as I neared it. It's long snout and ears turned as its eyes looked out in the distance. For hundreds of feet around the coyote, I was the only person in its range, so it was indeed chilling for me! It was the top predator of these rolling, expansive Seasonal Grasslands.

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Bobcat (Lynx rufus)

Observer

jdad147

Date

October 25, 2019 08:33 AM PDT

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What

Qinling Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca ssp. qinlingensis)

Observer

qin_huang

Date

April 2009

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Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis)

Observer

rosemary36

Date

July 20, 2019 11:20 AM PDT

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Orca (Orcinus orca)

Observer

nlaroche

Date

March 12, 2014

Place

San Simeon (Google, OSM)

Description

Early in the morning (8:15 am) we saw a pod of four orcas passing by about a mile offshore. Three females and one adult male. The male is the one pec slapping in the photo. They were heading North and preforming tail slaps and pec slaps which may mean they just ate.

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Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis)

Observer

joykrauthammer

Date

April 9, 2019 11:43 AM PDT

Description

Lizards seen daily in garden. This one I rescued from pool and added him to expanse of grasses on hillside.
© Joy Krauthammer

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Orca (Orcinus orca)

Observer

beckers

Date

April 8, 2019 11:37 AM PDT

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What

African Penguin (Spheniscus demersus)

Observer

florem

Date

April 28, 2019 10:43 AM CEST

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African Leopard (Panthera pardus ssp. pardus)

Observer

evan81

Date

April 2019

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Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus)

Observer

alyssacritters

Date

April 29, 2019 06:34 PM EDT

Description

Heard the kite smack into a tree branch and didn't realize what it was doing until it dropped this guy from above!

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Western Toad (Anaxyrus boreas)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

April 28, 2019 11:22 AM PDT

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Sara Orangetip (Anthocharis sara)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

March 17, 2019 01:49 PM PDT

Description

The small butterfly was a very interesting beauty, compared to the swarms upon swarms of painted ladies. It fluttered through the fiddlenecks, and I wished to get closer, so I neared the butterfly. The orange and white coloration was very bright and luminescent among the yellows of the flowers, all of a sudden it landed on me. For three minutes, I was in sheer joy and unspeakable awe while it's beautiful, delicate body was on my own finger! Afterwards, it fluttered away into the vividly flowering Coastal Sage Scrub hillsides.

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California King Snake (Lampropeltis californiae)

Observer

naturenate

Date

April 2019

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What

California Incense-Cedar (Calocedrus decurrens)

Observer

juddpatterson

Date

April 5, 2019 03:17 PM PDT

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Santa Rosa Plateau Fairy Shrimp (Linderiella santarosae)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

March 24, 2019 12:23 PM PDT

Description

These were extremely fascinating to see in person! The fairy shrimp were highly abundant, traveling through the murky, algae-plentiful waters like ghastly jewels, gently swimming through with their tiny feet. These fairy shrimp were barely a half-inch long, and they were nearly completely transparent in color. These lived in this well-renowned Vernal Pool ecosystem.

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What

Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

March 24, 2019 03:00 PM PDT

Description

The lizards were dark gray and blue-tinged, and they had many geometric patterns on their skin. These two males were thrashing and flipping each other during their matting season, the sight was fabulous! These two ended in a standoff within the shadows of the Engelmann Oak Woodland.

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What

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

February 17, 2019 10:48 AM PST

Description

The swallows were flying gracefully over the lakes and hills of scrub, there was a very powerful feeling while being surrounded by these birds which I cannot describe. I was beaming with excitement whenever the flying beauties decided to perch on the bird boxes! The feathers were glossy, bold blue and the bellies and cheeks were white. Up close, many beauties of these graceful birds are seen which are lost from far away when they fly above the Freshwater Lakes.

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What

Lemonade Berry (Rhus integrifolia)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

February 17, 2019 12:12 PM PST

Description

The leaves were very thick, round, and lightly saw-toothed. The branches were slick and light gray, except for the younger branches which were more reddish. The soft white/pink blooms were in strong profusion on the whole shrub. These were thriving in the understory of the Coast Live Oak Woodland.

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What

California King Snake (Lampropeltis californiae)

Observer

andy71

Date

March 31, 2008 02:30 PM PDT

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What

Strap-toothed Whale (Mesoplodon layardii)

Observer

lloyd_esler

Date

April 2, 1972

Description

Date is approximate

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Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

December 8, 2018 11:56 AM PST

Description

The small passerine bird was finch-like, and it was very energetic among the shrubs. The wings were yellow and black, the overall coloration was dull and somewhat green, and the eyes had white rings around them. This one lived in the low shrubs of the Coastal Sage Scrub.

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What

Black Turnstone (Arenaria melanocephala)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

December 31, 2017 01:57 AM PST

Description

While walking along the seashore trail, a scruffy patch of grass and forbs came to life with these shorebirds. I had no clue what these were and there were a dozen. Their legs were long, the bodies were dusky gray, they had white stripes also. These shorebirds were at home in the Coastal Strand ecosystem.

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Willet (Tringa semipalmata)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

October 21, 2018 12:44 PM PDT

Description

The shorebird was light gray in plumage, with gray legs and a beak which was thick, but not curved. This one flew alone, not with a group, around the Rocky Shore.

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What

Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

December 31, 2017 01:48 AM PST

Description

The sparrows had mostly dark and light brown coloration, much like other sparrow species. However, the head had a bright yellow stripe above the eye, which distinguished this species from others. They flew across the Coastal Strand.

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Galápagos Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia ssp. aureola)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

August 1, 2017 04:18 PM PDT

Description

The passerine bird was small, but noticeable. The body was yellow and the cap was orangish-red. This was my favorite small bird from the Galapagos, accompanying us at lunch in the Residential eatery.

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What

Western Spotted Skunk (Spilogale gracilis)

Date

January 20, 2019 11:48 AM PST

Description

Inadvertently caught in a live trap under the house (it wasn't even baited)

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Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

January 1, 2019 05:32 PM PST

Description

The birds were large waterfowl, with thick brown bodies, and long black necks. The heads were mostly black, but also had the two white oval patches. This one here was nearing closer and closer to me, before it was too close for my comfort. It lived alongside dozens of other geese in the Cultivated park.

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Twiglets (Genus Tubaria)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

December 21, 2018 02:59 PM PST

Description

The small mushrooms had orange-peel colored caps, thin trunks, and small gills underneath. These were sprouting abundantly around the fallen logs and wood within the Coast Live Oak Woodland ecosystem.

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Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)

Observer

diego4nature

Date

December 28, 2018 04:24 PM PST

Description

The passerine was small, sparrowlike, and had a bold black head, with a light beak. The body was light and pinkish brown. It perched high in a ponderosa and fluffed up its chest feathers to keep warm in the chilly Upper Montane Forest ecosystem.