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Wetland Wildlife

The Oregon Biodiversity Information Center has been working with the U.S.G.S. Gap Analysis Program to update information on wildlife species in the state. One of the results of this research has been updated data on what wildlife species occur in Oregon's habitats, including wetland habitats; and where these species and habitats can be found.

The following is a list of wildlife species associated with Western Oregon Riparian Habitats, organized by wildlife type:

 

Amphibians

Scientific Name Common Name
Ambystoma gracile Northwestern salamander
Ambystoma macrodactylum Long-toed salamander
Ambystoma tigrinum Tiger salamander
Aneides ferreus Clouded salamander
Aneides flavipunctatus Black salamander
Batrachoseps attenuatus California slender salamander
Batrachoseps wrighti Oregon slender salamander
Ensatina eschscholtzii Ensatina
Plethodon dunni Dunn's salamander
Plethodon elongatus Del norte salamander
Plethodon stormi Siskiyou mountains salamander
Plethodon vehiculum Western redback salamander
Taricha granulosa Roughskin newt
Dicamptodon copei Cope's giant salamander
Dicamptodon tenebrosus Pacific giant salamander
Rhyacotriton variegatus Southern torrent salamander
Rhyacotriton cascadae Cascade torrent salamander
Rhyacotriton kezeri Columbia torrent salamander
Ascaphus truei Coastal tailed frog
Bufo boreas Western toad
Hyla regilla Pacific treefrog
Rana aurora Red-legged frog
Rana boylii Foothill yellow-legged frog
Rana cascadae Cascades frog
Rana catesbeiana Bullfrog
Rana pipiens Northern leopard frog
Rana pretiosa Oregon spotted frog

Birds

Scientific Name Common Name
Phalacrocorax auritus Double-crested cormorant
Ardea herodias Great blue heron
Ardea alba Great egret
Butorides virescens Green heron
Nycticorax nycticorax Black-crowned night-heron
Branta canadensis Canada goose
Aix sponsa Wood duck
Anas platyrhynchos Mallard
Anas discors Blue-winged teal
Anas cyanoptera Cinnamon teal
Anas strepera Gadwall
Aythya collaris Ring-necked duck
Histrionicus histrionicus Harlequin duck
Bucephala albeola Bufflehead
Lophodytes cucullatus Hooded merganser
Mergus merganser Common merganser
Oxyura jamaicensis Ruddy duck
Cathartes aura Turkey vulture
Pandion haliaetus Osprey
Elanus leucurus White-tailed kite
Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald eagle
Circus cyaneus Northern harrier
Accipiter striatus Sharp-shinned hawk
Accipiter cooperii Cooper's hawk
Accipiter gentilis Northern goshawk
Buteo lineatus Red-shouldered hawk
Buteo jamaicensis Red-tailed hawk
Aquila chrysaetos Golden eagle
Falco sparverius American kestrel
Falco peregrinus Peregrine falcon
Phasianus colchicus Ring-necked pheasant
Dendragapus obscurus Blue grouse
Bonasa umbellus Ruffed grouse
Meleagris gallopavo Wild turkey
Callipepla californica California quail
Oreortyx pictus Mountain quail
Rallus limicola Virginia rail
Porzana carolina Sora
Fulica americana American coot
Charadrius vociferus Killdeer
Actitis macularia Spotted sandpiper
Gallinago gallinago Wilson's snipe
Columba livia Rock dove
Columba fasciata Band-tailed pigeon
Zenaida macroura Mourning dove
Tyto alba Barn owl
Otus kennicottii Western screech-owl
Bubo virginianus Great horned owl
Glaucidium gnoma Northern pygmy-owl
Asio otus Long-eared owl
Aegolius acadicus Northern saw-whet owl
Chordeiles minor Common nighthawk
Cypseloides niger Black swift
Calypte anna Anna's hummingbird
Stellula calliope Calliope hummingbird
Selasphorus rufus Rufous hummingbird
Selasphorus sasin Allen's hummingbird
Ceryle alcyon Belted kingfisher
Melanerpes lewis Lewis's woodpecker
Melanerpes formicivorus Acorn woodpecker
Sphyrapicus ruber Red-breasted sapsucker
Sphyrapicus thyroideus Williamson's sapsucker
Sphyrapicus nuchalis Red-naped sapsucker
Picoides pubescens Downy woodpecker
Picoides villosus Hairy woodpecker
Colaptes auratus Northern flicker
Contopus sordidulus Western wood-pewee
Empidonax traillii Willow flycatcher
Empidonax hammondii Hammond's flycatcher
Empidonax difficilis Pacific slope flycatcher
Empidonax occidentalis Cordilleran flycatcher
Sayornis nigricans Black phoebe
Myiarchus cinerascens Ash-throated flycatcher
Tyrannus verticalis Western kingbird
Progne subis Purple martin
Tachycineta bicolor Tree swallow
Tachycineta thalassina Violet-green swallow
Stelgidopteryx serripennis Northern rough-winged swallow
Riparia riparia Bank swallow
Petrochelidon pyrrhonota Cliff swallow
Hirundo rustica Barn swallow
Cyanocitta stelleri Steller's jay
Aphelocoma californica Western scrub-jay
Corvus brachyrhynchos American crow
Corvus corax Common raven
Poecile atricapilla Black-capped chickadee
Baeolophus inornatus Oak titmouse
Psaltriparus minimus Bushtit
Sitta canadensis Red-breasted nuthatch
Sitta carolinensis White-breasted nuthatch
Certhia americana Brown creeper
Salpinctes obsoletus Rock wren
Catherpes mexicanus Canyon wren
Thryomanes bewickii Bewick's wren
Troglodytes aedon House wren
Troglodytes troglodytes Winter wren
Cistothorus palustris Marsh wren
Cinclus mexicanus American dipper
Regulus calendula Ruby-crowned kinglet
Polioptila caerulea Blue-gray gnatcatcher
Sialia mexicana Western bluebird
Catharus ustulatus Swainson's thrush
Catharus guttatus Hermit thrush
Turdus migratorius American robin
Bombycilla cedrorum Cedar waxwing
Sturnus vulgaris European starling
Vireo huttoni Hutton's vireo
Vireo gilvus Warbling vireo
Vireo olivaceus Red-eyed vireo
Vireo cassinii Cassin's vireo
Vermivora celata Orange-crowned warbler
Vermivora ruficapilla Nashville warbler
Dendroica petechia Yellow warbler
Dendroica coronata Yellow-rumped warbler
Dendroica nigrescens Black-throated gray warbler
Seiurus noveboracensis Northern waterthrush
Oporornis tolmiei Macgillivray's warbler
Geothlypis trichas Common yellowthroat
Wilsonia pusilla Wilson's warbler
Icteria virens Yellow-breasted chat
Pheucticus melanocephalus Black-headed grosbeak
Passerina amoena Lazuli bunting
Pipilo chlorurus Green-tailed towhee
Pipilo maculatus Spotted towhee
Spizella passerina Chipping sparrow
Passerella iliaca Fox sparrow
Melospiza melodia Song sparrow
Melospiza lincolnii Lincoln's sparrow
Zonotrichia leucophrys White-crowned sparrow
Junco hyemalis Dark-eyed junco
Agelaius phoeniceus Red-winged blackbird
Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus Yellow-headed blackbird
Euphagus cyanocephalus Brewer's blackbird
Molothrus ater Brown-headed cowbird
Icterus galbula Baltimore oriole
Icterus bullockii Bullock's oriole
Carpodacus purpureus Purple finch
Carpodacus mexicanus House finch
Loxia curvirostra Red crossbill
Carduelis psaltria Lesser goldfinch
Carduelis tristis American goldfinch

Mammals

Scientific Name Common Name
Didelphis virginiana Virginia opossum
Sorex vagrans Vagrant shrew
Sorex monticolus Dusky shrew
Sorex pacificus Pacific shrew
Sorex palustris Water shrew
Sorex bendirii Pacific water shrew
Sorex trowbridgii Trowbridge's shrew
Sorex bairdi Baird's shrew
Sorex sonomae Fog shrew
Neurotrichus gibbsii Shrew-mole
Scapanus townsendii Townsend's mole
Scapanus orarius Coast mole
Scapanus latimanus Broad-footed mole
Myotis lucifugus Little brown myotis
Myotis yumanensis Yuma bat
Myotis evotis Long-eared bat
Myotis thysanodes Fringed bat
Myotis volans Long-legged bat
Myotis californicus California myotis
Lasionycteris noctivagans Silver-haired bat
Eptesicus fuscus Big brown bat
Lasiurus cinereus Hoary bat
Corynorhinus townsendii Townsend's big-eared bat
Antrozous pallidus Pallid bat
Sylvilagus bachmani Brush rabbit
Sylvilagus floridanus Eastern cottontail
Lepus americanus Snowshoe hare
Lepus californicus Black-tailed jack rabbit
Aplodontia rufa Mountain beaver
Tamias townsendii Townsend's chipmunk
Tamias senex Allen's chipmunk
Tamias siskiyou Siskiyou chipmunk
Spermophilus beecheyi California ground squirrel
Sciurus carolinensis Eastern gray squirrel
Sciurus griseus Western gray squirrel
Sciurus niger Eastern fox squirrel
Tamiasciurus douglasii Douglas' squirrel
Glaucomys sabrinus Northern flying squirrel
Thomomys bottae Botta's pocket gopher
Thomomys talpoides Northern pocket gopher
Thomomys mazama Western pocket gopher
Thomomys bulbivorus Camas pocket gopher
Dipodomys californicus California kangaroo rat
Castor canadensis American beaver
Reithrodontomys megalotis Western harvest mouse
Peromyscus maniculatus Deer mouse
Neotoma lepida Desert woodrat
Neotoma fuscipes Dusky-footed woodrat
Neotoma cinerea Bushy-tailed woodrat
Microtus montanus Montane vole
Microtus californicus California vole
Microtus townsendii Townsend's vole
Microtus longicaudus Long-tailed vole
Microtus oregoni Creeping vole
Microtus canicaudus Gray-tailed vole
Microtus richardsoni Water vole
Lemmiscus curtatus Sagebrush vole
Ondatra zibethicus Muskrat
Rattus rattus Black rat
Rattus norvegicus Norway rat
Mus musculus House mouse
Arborimus albipes White-footed vole
Zapus princeps Western jumping mouse
Zapus trinotatus Pacific jumping mouse
Erethizon dorsatum Common porcupine
Myocastor coypus Nutria
Canis latrans Coyote
Vulpes vulpes Red fox
Urocyon cinereoargenteus Common gray fox
Ursus americanus Black bear
Bassariscus astutus Ringtail
Procyon lotor Common raccoon
Martes americana American marten
Martes pennanti Fisher
Mustela erminea Ermine
Mustela frenata Long-tailed weasel
Mustela vison Mink
Spilogale gracilis Western spotted skunk
Mephitis mephitis Striped skunk
Lontra canadensis Northern river otter
Lynx rufus Bobcat
Puma concolor Mountain lion
Cervus elaphus Elk
Odocoileus hemionus Black-tailed deer
Odocoileus virginianus White-tailed deer

Reptiles

Scientific Name Common Name
Chrysemys picta Painted turtle
Clemmys marmorata Western pond turtle
Trachemys scripta Slider
Elgaria coerulea Northern alligator lizard
Elgaria multicarinata Southern alligator lizard
Sceloporus occidentalis Western fence lizard
Eumeces skiltonianus Western skink
Charina bottae Rubber boa
Coluber constrictor Racer
Contia tenuis Sharptail snake
Diadophis punctatus Ringneck snake
Lampropeltis getula Common kingsnake
Lampropeltis zonata California mountain kingsnake
Masticophis taeniatus Striped whipsnake
Pituophis catenifer Gopher snake
Thamnophis elegans Western terrestrial garter snake
Thamnophis ordinoides Northwestern garter snake
Thamnophis sirtalis Common garter snake
Thamnophis atratus Pacific coast aquatic garter snake
Crotalus viridis Western rattlesnake

Authored by Jimmy Kagan, Information Program Manager, Institute for Natural Resources (2009)

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