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Southern California Wildlife

Southern California Wildlife

Help document all indigenous and introduced organisms in the Southern California region. Please enter detailed notes on the habitat and any behaviors you observe. Accurate dates help highlight migrations and blooming seasons. Sign in to join mission

Southern California Wildlife
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409 participants 6,994 spottings

Southern California is one of the most biologically diverse regions in America which allows for unique wildlife spottings! So grab your camera and take it with you because you never know when you'll spot a beautiful plant or curious bug in the area that you want to know more about.

Southern California Wildlife

Lat: 32.67 Long: -119.32

Recent Spottings

Red Admiral Butterfly CindyBinghamKeiser 2 0 Red Admiral Butterfly
Leafhopper Assassin Bug Ava T-B 1 0 Leafhopper Assassin Bug
Allen’s hummingbird Steven Sheppard 1 0 Allen’s hummingbird
Crested caracara Marek Koszorek 5 0 Crested caracara
Great Blue Heron Steven Sheppard 1 0 Great Blue Heron
American Pipit Steven Sheppard 1 0 American Pipit
California sea lion Marek Koszorek 11 3 California sea lion
Humpback whale Marek Koszorek 3 0 Humpback whale
Brown pelican Marek Koszorek 9 0 Brown pelican
Western mockingbird Brian38 2 0 Western mockingbird
Joshua tree Brian38 7 0 Joshua tree
Branched pencil cholla Brian38 3 0 Branched pencil cholla
Lesser Goldfinch Steven Sheppard 2 0 Lesser Goldfinch
Lesser Goldfinch Steven Sheppard 1 0 Lesser Goldfinch
Teddy bear cholla Brian38 5 0 Teddy bear cholla
Beaked Twig Gall Wasp Brian38 2 0 Beaked Twig Gall Wasp
Red Tailed Hawk Steven Sheppard 2 0 Red Tailed Hawk
Red sand verbena Brian38 4 0 Red sand verbena
Horned lark Brian38 2 0 Horned lark
Cooper's hawk Brian38 5 0 Cooper's hawk
Common side-blotched lizard Brian38 2 0 Common side-blotched lizard
Say's phoebe Brian38 4 0 Say's phoebe
Desert agave Brian38 3 0 Desert agave
Greater scaup (male) Brian38 3 0 Greater scaup (male)
White-tailed antelope squirrel Brian38 6 0 White-tailed antelope squirrel
Clock-face Prickly-pear Brian38 6 0 Clock-face Prickly-pear
California barrel cactus Brian38 8 4 California barrel cactus
Sandcastle worm colony Brian38 3 0 Sandcastle worm colony
Western bluebird Brian38 4 0 Western bluebird
Red-shafted Flicker (male) Brian38 5 0 Red-shafted Flicker (male)
Black-crowned night heron Brian38 4 2 Black-crowned night heron
Ladder-backed woodpecker (male) Brian38 7 0 Ladder-backed woodpecker (male)
Desert harvester ant Brian38 3 0 Desert harvester ant
Desert Black-tailed Jackrabbit Brian38 7 0 Desert Black-tailed Jackrabbit
Marbled godwit Brian38 11 0 Marbled godwit
Ladder-backed woodpecker (female) Brian38 3 0 Ladder-backed woodpecker (female)
Pallid-winged grasshopper Brian38 2 0 Pallid-winged grasshopper
Giant spined star Brian38 9 3 Giant spined star
Western raven Brian38 5 0 Western raven
Anna's hummingbird (male) Brian38 10 7 Anna's hummingbird (male)
White-tailed kite Brian38 7 2 White-tailed kite
Rufous hummingbird Brian38 7 4 Rufous hummingbird
Reddish egret Brian38 9 5 Reddish egret
Wrentit Brian38 6 0 Wrentit
California scrub jay Brian38 8 0 California scrub jay
Black oystercatcher Brian38 3 0 Black oystercatcher
California scrub jay Brian38 5 0 California scrub jay
Black-throated sparrow Brian38 5 0 Black-throated sparrow
Royal tern Brian38 4 0 Royal tern
Pacific Black Brant Brian38 5 0 Pacific Black Brant

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