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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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408 participants 6,956 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

Anna's hummingbird (male) Brian38 9 7 Anna's hummingbird (male)
Wrentit Brian38 6 0 Wrentit
California scrub jay Brian38 8 0 California scrub jay
White-tailed kite Brian38 6 2 White-tailed kite
Rufous hummingbird Brian38 6 4 Rufous hummingbird
Black oystercatcher Brian38 3 0 Black oystercatcher
Western raven Brian38 3 0 Western raven
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
Black-crowned night heron Brian38 3 0 Black-crowned night heron
Yellow-crowned night heron Brian38 3 0 Yellow-crowned night heron
California ground squirrel Brian38 3 0 California ground squirrel
Snowy egret Brian38 3 0 Snowy egret
Giant spined star Brian38 8 3 Giant spined star
Reddish egret Brian38 8 5 Reddish egret
Sandcastle worm colony Brian38 2 0 Sandcastle worm colony
California sea hare Brian38 2 0 California sea hare
East Pacific red octopus Brian38 3 0 East Pacific red octopus
Pacific swampfire Brian38 3 0 Pacific swampfire
Long-billed curlew Brian38 3 2 Long-billed curlew
Little blue heron Brian38 3 0 Little blue heron
Black-bellied plover Brian38 1 0 Black-bellied plover
Horned lark Brian38 1 0 Horned lark
Leucistic anna's hummingbird Brian38 7 6 Leucistic anna's hummingbird
Variegated Meadowhawk CindyBinghamKeiser 4 0 Variegated Meadowhawk
Spotting Steven Sheppard 2 0 Spotting
Western Giant Swallowtail Butterfly Steven Sheppard 3 0 Western Giant Swallowtail Butterfly
Black Witch Moth CindyBinghamKeiser 5 0 Black Witch Moth
Figeater Beetle Ava T-B 9 4 Figeater Beetle
Hooked pincushionplant CindyBinghamKeiser 4 0 Hooked pincushionplant
Camel Cricket CindyBinghamKeiser 6 0 Camel Cricket
Painted Lady Steven Sheppard 1 0 Painted Lady
Velvet Ant CindyBinghamKeiser 9 0 Velvet Ant
Western Grebe Tukup 7 2 Western Grebe
Western Pygmy-Blue Ava T-B 4 2 Western Pygmy-Blue
Carolina Sphinx CindyBinghamKeiser 9 3 Carolina Sphinx
Monarch Butterfly Steven Sheppard 3 0 Monarch Butterfly
Common Raccoon Steven Sheppard 2 0 Common Raccoon
Gulf Fritillary Steven Sheppard 1 0 Gulf Fritillary
Western Tussock Moth CindyBinghamKeiser 0 0 Western Tussock Moth
Parasitic Fly CindyBinghamKeiser 1 0 Parasitic Fly
Robber Fly CindyBinghamKeiser 1 0 Robber Fly
Flower Longhorn Beetle CindyBinghamKeiser 1 0 Flower Longhorn Beetle
Square-headed Wasp CindyBinghamKeiser 2 2 Square-headed Wasp
Snowy Egret Tukup 2 0 Snowy Egret
Green Metallic Bee Steven Sheppard 1 0 Green Metallic Bee
Longhorn Bee CindyBinghamKeiser 3 0 Longhorn Bee
Red-eared Blister Beetle CindyBinghamKeiser 2 2 Red-eared Blister Beetle

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