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Wildlife/Plant Encounters List

These lists includes animals, plants and other organisms I have observed in Nature. When possible I will also include Dates and Locations of each observation. It will regularly updated. Galleries and lists will only contain a few photos of the organisms I have observed, not all.

Arthropods

Beetles
Longhorn Beetles (Cerambycidae)
Ambrosia Leaf Beetle (Zygogramma tortuosa)
Banded Net-wing Beetle (Calopteron discrepans)
Leaf Beetle (Coleoptera)
Striped Tortoise Beetle (Agroiconota bivittata)
Fig-eater Beetle (Cotinis mutabilis)
Arachnids
Green Lynx Spider (Peucetia viridans)
Western Spotted Orbweaver (Neoscona oaxacensis)
Southern Black Widow (Latrodectus mactans)
Wolf Spider (Hogna sp.)
Tarantula Hawk (Pepsis formosa)
White-banded Crab Spider (Misumenoides formosipes)
Centipedes and Millipedes
Desert Millipede (Orthoporus ornatus)
Northern Millipede (Narceus americanus)
Yellow-spotted Millipede (Harpaphe haydeniana)
Damselflies and Dragonflies
Green Darner (Anax junius)
Flame Skimmer (Libellula saturata)
Roseate Skimmer (Orthemis ferruginea)
Bluet Damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum)
Common Hawker Dragonfly (Aeshna juncea)
Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)
Grasshoppers, Leafhoppers and Katydids
Plains Lubber (Brachystola magma)
Painted Grasshopper (Dactylotum bicolor)
Robust Toad Grasshopper (Phrynotettix robustus)
Horse Lubber Grasshopper (Taeniopoda eques)
Blue-wing Grasshopper (Leprus intermedius)
Butterflies, Moths and Skippers
Pale-Rayed Skipper (Vidius perigenes)
Milbert’s Tortoiseshell (Aglais milberti)
Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)
Two-Tailed Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio multicauda)
Marine Blue (Leptotes marina)
Giant Silkmoth syn Tuliptree Silkmoth (Callosamia angulifera)
White-lined Sphinx Moth (Hyles lineata)
Others
Southern Bee Killer (Mallophora orcina)
Bumblebee (Bombus sp.)
Dog Day Cicada (Tibicen canicularis)
Cactus Coreid (Chelinidea vittiger)
Robber Fly (Diogmites sp.)
Aerial Yellowjacket (nest) (Dolichovespula arenaria)
Antlion (species?)
Paper Wasps (Polistes)
Tobacco Horn Worm (Manduca sexta)
Praying Mantid (Stagmomantis sp.)

Birds

Family: ALCEDINIDAE
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)
Family: FALCONIDAE
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)
Order: ACCIPITRIFORMES
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo swainsoni)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)
Family: STRIGIDAE
Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
Elf Owl (Micrathene whitneyi)
Family: PICIDAE
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)
Three-toed Woodpecker (Picoides dorsalis)
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)
Golden Fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes aurifrons)
Ladderback Woodpecker (Picoides scalaris)
Family: TYRANNIDAE
Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus cooperi)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
Vermillion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus)
Say’s Phoebe (Sayornis saya)
Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalisa)
Family: LANIIDAE
Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)
Family: CORVIDAE
Steller’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)
Pinyon Jay (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus)
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)
Black-billed Magpie (Pica hudsonia)
Chihuahuan Raven (Corvus cryptoleucus)
Common Raven (Corvus corax)
Family: HIRUNDINIDAE
Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia)
Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassic)
Family: FRINGILLIDAE
Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea)
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria)
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)
Family: CARDINALIDAE
Pyrrhuloxia (Cardinalis sinuatus)
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)
Western Tananger (Piranga ludoviciana)
Family: ICTERIDAE
Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus)
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)
Bronze-headed Cowbird (Molothrus aeneus)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus)
Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus)
Bullock’s Oriole (Icterus bullockii)
Scott’s Oriole (Icterus parsorum)
Family: COLUMBIDAE
Inca Dove (Colubina inca)
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macoura)
White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica)
Eurasian Collard Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
Family: ODONTOPHORIDAE
Montezuma Quail (Cyrtonyx montezumae)
Gambel’s Quail (Callipepla gambelii)
Scaled Quail (Callipepla squamata)
Family: TURDIDAE
Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides)
Western Bluebird (Sialis mexicana)
Eastern Bluebird (Sialis sialis)
American Robin (Turdus Migratorius)
Family: PARULIDAE
Wilson’s Warber (Cardellina pusilla)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Setophaga nigrescens)
Townsend’s Warbler (Setophaga townsendi)
Family: TROGLODYTIDAE
Cactus Wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus)
Rock Wren (Salpinctes obsoletus)
FAMILY: EMBERIZIDAE
Canyon Towhee (Melozone fusca)
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Aimophila ruficeps)
Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata)
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
FAMILY: TROCHILIDAE
Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri)
Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)
Family: MIMIDAE
Curve billed Thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre)
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottus)
Others
White Pellican
Wood Duck
Great Egret (Ardea alba)
Great Blue Heron (Ardea harodias)
White-throated Swift (Aeronautes saxatalis)
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinesis)
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
Turkey Vulture (Carthartes aura)
Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)
American Dipper (Cinclus mexicanus)

 

Fungi, Mosses and Lichen

list coming soon

Mammals

list coming soon

Plants

list coming soon

Reptiles and Amphibians

list coming soon

Tracks

list coming soon

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