List of Animals I've Seen In the Wild

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This is a list of animals I have personally seen in their natural habitat and was able to identify.

Amphibians

Common Name Nomenclature Notes
Frog, Northern Green Rana clamitans melanota Adult and tadpoles
Frog, Pickerel Lithobates palustris
Salamander, Spotted Ambystoma maculatum
Toad, Fowler's Anaxyrus fowleri

Birds

Common Name Nomenclature Notes
Blackbird, Red-winged Agelaius phoeniceus Male, female
Bluebird, Eastern
Cardinal, Northern Cardinalis cardinalis Male, female
Chickadee, Black-capped Poecile atricapillus
Cowbird, Brown-headed Molothrus ater
Crane, Sandhill Grus canadensis
Crow, Common Corvus brachyrhynchos
Dove, Mourning Zenaida macroura Adult, hatchlings
Dove, Rock Columba livia
Eagle, Bald Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Egret, Great Ardea alba
Finch, American Gold Carduelis tristis
Goose, Canada Branta canadensis Male, female, hatchlings
Grackle, Common Quiscalus quiscula Male, female
Gull, American Herring Larus smithsonianus
Gull, Common Larus canus
Hawk, Broad-winged Buteo platypterus
Heron, Great Blue Ardea herodias
Hummingbird Seen several, couldn't identify
Jay, Blue Cyanocitta cristata
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
Kingfisher, Belted Megaceryle alcyon
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Male, female, hatchlings
Nuthatch, Red-breasted Sitta canadensis
Owl Couldn't identify
Oriole, Baltimore Icterus galbula
Pelican, Brown Pelecanus occidentalis
Pheasant, Common Phasianus colchicus
Raven, Common Corvis corax
Redpoll, Common Acanthis flammea
Robin, American Turdus migratorius Male, female, nest, eggs
Sparrow, Eurasian Tree, Passer montanus
Sparrow, House Passer domesticus
Starling, Common Sturnus vulgaris
Swallow, Barn Hirundo rustica Male, female
Swan, Mute Cygnus olor
Turkey, Wild Meleagris gallopavo Female
Vulture, Turkey Cathartes aura
Woodpecker, Pileated Dryocuopus pileatus
Woodpecker, Red-bellied Melanerpes carolinus

Insects

Common Name Nomenclature Notes
Box Elder Bug
Centipede, House
Centipede, Red
June Bug
Lady Bug
Preying Mantis
Walking Stick
Wood Louse (Pill Bug, Sow Bug)

Mammals

Common Name Nomenclature Notes
Agouti Dasyprocta Seen in Quintana Roo, Mexico
Bat Unable to identify
Bear, Black Ursus americanus Seen in Kentucky
Chipmunk, Eastern Tamias striatus
Coati Nasua Seen in Quintana Roo, Mexico
Deer, White-tailed Odocoileus virginianus Male, female, fawns
Groundhog Marmota monax
Hare, Snowshoe Lepus americanus
Mink, American Neovison vison
Mouse, House Mus musculus
Muskrat, Ondatra zibethicus
Opossum, Virginia Didelphis virginiana
Rabbit, Eastern Cottontail Sylvilagus floridanus
Raccoon Procyon lotor Adults and kits
Seal, Harbor Phoca vitulina Seen in Seattle
Squirrel, American Red Tamiasciurus hudsonicus
Squirrel, Fox Sciurus niger
Squirrel, Eastern Grey Sciurus carolinensis
Skunk, Striped Mephitis mephitis
Vole, Meadow Microtus pennsylvanicus

Reptiles

Common Name Nomenclature Notes
Iguana
Snake, Black King Lampropeltis nigra Seen in Kentucky
Snake, Blue Racer Coluber constrictor foxii
Snake, Butler's Garter Thamnophis butleri
Snake, Eastern Garter Thamnophis sirtalis
Turtle, Common Snapping Chelydra serpentina (Adult & Hatchlings)
Turtle, Western Painted Chrysemys picta
Turtle, Spiny Soft-shell Apalone spinifera spinifera