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.


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


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
Pandion haliaetus
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


Common Name Nomenclature Notes
Crayfish, Rusty Orconectes rusticus
Pill-bug, Common Armadillidium vulgare AKA Roly-poly
Sow-bug Kind that can't roll up


Common Name Nomenclature Notes
Bass, Smallmouth Micropterus dolomieu
Bluegill Lepomis macrochirus
Pylodictis olivaris
Salvelinus namaycush


Common Name Nomenclature Notes
Boxelder Bug Boisea trivittata
Centipede, House
Centipede, Red
Cricket, Field Gryllus pennsylvanicus
Damselfly Ischnura
Dragonfly, Blue Dasher Pachydiplax longipennis
Dragonfly Unable to identify
Grasshopper, Differential Melanoplus differentialis
Grasshopper, Two-striped Melanoplus bivittatus
June Bug
Ladybeetle, Asian Harmonia axyridis
Lady Bug Coccinellidae
Mantis, Chinese Tenodera sinensis
Mantis, Praying
Walking Stick
Wasp, Eastern Yellow Jacket Vespula maculifrons
Wasp, European Paper Polistes dominula
Wasp, Metricus Paper Polistes metricus
Wood Louse (Pill Bug, Sow Bug)


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


Common Name Nomenclature Notes
Clam Unable to identify
Mussel, Zebra Dreissena polymorpha


Common Name Nomenclature Notes
Iguana Seen in Quintana Roo, Mexico
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