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Pacific Northwest Wildlife

Pacific Northwest Wildlife

Having so much wildlife it shouldn't be too hard to find something to capture. Add your pictures of mammals, bugs, marine life, and any other species you find in nature. Please only add spottings of animals in natural habitats (no zoo's, game parks, or urban settings). Beaches and parks are ok. Sign in to join mission

Pacific Northwest Wildlife
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Dedicated to all the spectacular wildlife of the great Northwest United States. A wildlife enthusiast's paradise, the Northwest is home to thousands of animal species. Ocean depths, fourteen thousand foot mountain peaks, rain forests, deserts, lush landscapes, treeless barrens, ponds, lakes, salt marshes - the geography of this region is one of the most biologically diverse in the world. From the tiny shrew-mole to the giant blue whale, the Northwest is a naturalist's dream. Sea life species alone are amazing: 30 marine mammals, 200 marine birds, 400 varieties of fish, and an estimated 8,000 species of invertebrates including one of the most dense concentrations of starfish in the world. The Giant Pacific Octopus, largest cephalopod in the world, resides here as does the Plumose Anemone, the largest anemone in the world. Bald Eagles and Golden Eagles soar the skies. With some of the only wild places left in the lower 48, the land gives home to 62 species of reptiles and amphibians, 158 species of mammals, and hundreds of different types of birds. The great Grizzly (Brown) Bear and the smaller Black Bear, American Bison, moose, and wolves share the fields and forests with three varieties of shrew. And as if that were not enough we are the slug capital of the world!

Pacific Northwest Wildlife

Lat: 47.75 Long: -120.74

Recent Spottings

Great blue heron with prey Brian38 9 5 Great blue heron with prey
American kestrel Brian38 6 3 American kestrel
Carey's balsamroot Brian38 1 0 Carey's balsamroot
Northern shrike (juvenile) Brian38 7 5 Northern shrike (juvenile)
Rough-skinned newt Brian38 5 0 Rough-skinned newt
Steindachner's shieldback Brian38 5 0 Steindachner's shieldback
Greater White-fronted Goose Brian38 3 0 Greater White-fronted Goose
Cascade golden-mantled ground squirrel Brian38 5 0 Cascade golden-mantled ground squirrel
Rufous hummingbird (male) Brian38 7 0 Rufous hummingbird (male)
Oregon dark-eyed junco (with partial leucism) Brian38 4 0 Oregon dark-eyed junco (with partial leucism)
Townsend's chipmunk Brian38 5 0 Townsend's chipmunk
Golden-crowned sparrow Brian38 1 0 Golden-crowned sparrow
snowy plover KarenSaxton 1 2 snowy plover
Brown-patched looper Brian38 1 0 Brown-patched looper
Killdeer KarenSaxton 7 0 Killdeer
Least Sandpiper KarenSaxton 3 0 Least Sandpiper
GReater yellowlegs KarenSaxton 1 0 GReater yellowlegs
Red-breasted sapsucker Brian38 6 0 Red-breasted sapsucker
Oak Jumping Spider Brian38 5 0 Oak Jumping Spider
Spotting Brian38 4 0 Spotting
Sinuous Bee Fly Brian38 4 0 Sinuous Bee Fly
White-bowed Smoothwing Brian38 2 0 White-bowed Smoothwing
Common Merganser SargonR 4 0 Common Merganser
Spotting SargonR 7 0 Spotting
Pacific Mole Crab SargonR 5 2 Pacific Mole Crab
Townsend's Chipmunk SargonR 4 0 Townsend's Chipmunk
American Dipper SargonR 4 0 American Dipper
Muskrat SargonR 4 1 Muskrat
Yellow-Spotted Millipede SargonR 2 0 Yellow-Spotted Millipede
Spotting SargonR 1 0 Spotting
Rough-Skinned Newt SargonR 6 1 Rough-Skinned Newt
Snakefly Brian38 6 2 Snakefly
Yellow-Bellied Marmot SargonR 2 1 Yellow-Bellied Marmot
Signal Crayfish SargonR 5 0 Signal Crayfish
Pacific Banana Slug SargonR 5 1 Pacific Banana Slug
Spotting SargonR 3 0 Spotting
White-breasted nuthatch Brian38 4 0 White-breasted nuthatch
Silvery blue (male) Brian38 5 0 Silvery blue (male)
Lupine blue Brian38 5 0 Lupine blue
Acorn Woodpecker KarenSaxton 5 2 Acorn Woodpecker
Lazuli bunting Brian38 9 4 Lazuli bunting
Black-billed magpie Brian38 3 0 Black-billed magpie
White-banded Black Brian38 5 0 White-banded Black
Spotted towhee (male) Brian38 3 0 Spotted towhee (male)
Mountain bluebird (male) Brian38 5 0 Mountain bluebird (male)
Western bluebird Brian38 4 2 Western bluebird
Lewis's woodpecker Brian38 3 1 Lewis's woodpecker
Hooded merganser Brian38 6 0 Hooded merganser
American bushtit Brian38 3 0 American bushtit
Firefly beetle Brian38 4 0 Firefly beetle

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