Species of Animals Identified at Unexpected Wildlife Refuge

All the animals listed have been identified at the Refuge, either visually or aurally. The list is current as of 2019-10-28.


Arachnid

  1. American grass spider (Agelenopsis
  2. Chigger
  3. Cross spider (Araneus diadematus
  4. Dark fishing spider (Dolomedes tenebrosus
  5. Finger gall mite (Eriophyes cerasicrumena
  6. Funnel-web spider (Agelenidae
  7. Orb-weaver spider
  8. Red velvet mite (Trombidiidae
  9. Spider
  10. Tick
  11. Wolf spider (Lycosidae

Bird

  1. American bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus
  2. American black duck (Anas rubripes
  3. American cliff swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
  4. American crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos
  5. American goldfinch (Spinus tristis
  6. American kestrel (Falco sparverius
  7. American redstart (Setophaga ruticilla
  8. American robin (Turdus migratorius
  9. American woodcock (Scolopax minor
  10. American yellow warbler (Setophaga petechia
  11. Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  12. Baltimore oriole (Icterus galbula
  13. Bank swallow (Riparia riparia
  14. Barn owl (Tyto alba
  15. Barn swallow (Hirundo rustica
  16. Barred owl (Strix varia
  17. Belted kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon
  18. Black vulture (Coragyps atratus
  19. Black-and-white warbler (Mniotilta varia
  20. Black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus
  21. Black-crowned night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax
  22. Black-throated blue warbler (Setophaga caerulescens
  23. Blue grosbeak (Passerina caerulea
  24. Blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata
  25. Blue-gray gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea
  26. Brown creeper (Certhia americana
  27. Brown thrasher (Toxostoma rufum
  28. Brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater
  29. Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola
  30. Canada goose (Branta canadensis
  31. Carolina chickadee (Poecile carolinensis
  32. Carolina wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus
  33. Cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum
  34. Chipping sparrow (Spizella passerina
  35. Common goldeneye (Bucephala clangula
  36. Common grackle (Quiscalus quiscula
  37. Common loon (Gavia immer
  38. Common merganser (Mergus merganser
  39. Common nighthawk (Chordeiles minor
  40. Common pheasant (Phasianus colchicus
  41. Common starling (Sturnus vulgaris
  42. Common yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas
  43. Cooper's hawk (Accipiter cooperii
  44. Dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis
  45. Downy woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens
  46. Eastern bluebird (Sialia sialis
  47. Eastern kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus
  48. Eastern phoebe (Sayornis phoebe
  49. Eastern screech owl (Megascops asio
  50. Eastern towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  51. Eastern whip-poor-will (Antrostomus vociferus
  52. Eastern wood pewee (Contopus virens
  53. Eurasian tree sparrow (Passer montanus
  54. Evening grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus
  55. Field sparrow (Spizella pusilla
  56. Fox sparrow (Passerella iliaca
  57. Golden-crowned kinglet (Regulus satrapa
  58. Gray catbird (Dumetella carolinensis
  59. Great blue heron (Ardea herodias
  60. Great crested flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus
  61. Great egret (Ardea alba
  62. Great horned owl (Bubo virginianus
  63. Green heron (Butorides virescens
  64. Green-winged teal (Anas carolinensis
  65. Hairy woodpecker (Leuconotopicus villosus
  66. Hermit thrush (Catharus guttatus
  67. Hooded merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus
  68. Horned lark (Eremophila alpestris
  69. House finch (Haemorhous mexicanus
  70. House sparrow (Passer domesticus
  71. House wren (Troglodytes aedon
  72. Indigo bunting (Passerina cyanea
  73. Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus
  74. King rail (Rallus elegans
  75. Least bittern (Ixobrychus exilis
  76. Lesser scaup (Aythya affinis
  77. Louisiana waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla
  78. Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos
  79. Merlin (Falco columbarius
  80. Mute swan (Cygnus olor
  81. Myrtle warbler (Setophaga coronata coronata
  82. Northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus
  83. Northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis
  84. Northern flicker (Colaptes auratus
  85. Northern harrier (Circus hudsonius
  86. Northern mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos
  87. Northern pintail (Anas acuta
  88. Northern rough-winged swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  89. Northern saw-whet owl (Aegolius acadicus
  90. Northern shrike (Lanius borealis
  91. Orchard oriole (Icterus spurius
  92. Osprey (Pandion haliaetus
  93. Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla
  94. Pied-billed grebe (Podilymbus podiceps
  95. Pine siskin (Spinus pinus
  96. Pine warbler (Setophaga pinus
  97. Prairie warbler (Setophaga discolor
  98. Prothonotary warbler (Protonotaria citrea
  99. Purple martin (Progne subis
  100. Red-bellied woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus
  101. Red-breasted nuthatch (Sitta canadensis
  102. Red-eyed vireo (Vireo olivaceus
  103. Red-headed woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus
  104. Red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis
  105. Red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus
  106. Ring-billed gull (Larus delawarensis
  107. Ring-necked duck (Aythya collaris
  108. Rose-breasted grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus
  109. Ruby-crowned kinglet (Regulus calendula
  110. Ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris
  111. Ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus
  112. Rusty blackbird (Euphagus carolinus
  113. Scarlet tanager (Piranga olivacea
  114. Sharp-shinned hawk (Accipiter striatus
  115. Snow goose (Anser caerulescens
  116. Song sparrow (Melospiza melodia
  117. Spotted sandpiper (Actitis macularius
  118. Tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor
  119. Tufted titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor
  120. Tundra swan (Cygnus columbianus
  121. Turkey vulture (Cathartes aura
  122. Veery (Catharus fuscescens
  123. Vesper sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus
  124. Virginia rail (Rallus limicola
  125. Warbling vireo (Vireo gilvus
  126. White-breasted nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis
  127. White-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys
  128. White-eyed vireo (Vireo griseus
  129. White-throated sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis
  130. Wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo
  131. Wilson's snipe (Gallinago delicata
  132. Winter wren (Troglodytes hiemalis
  133. Wood duck (Aix sponsa
  134. Wood thrush (Hylocichla mustelina
  135. Yellow-bellied sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius
  136. Yellow-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus
  137. Yellow-rumped warbler (Setophaga coronata

Crustacean

  1. Common striped woodlouse (Philoscia muscorum
  2. Crayfish

Fish

  1. Northern pike (Esox lucius
  2. Perch (Perca
  3. Pumpkinseed (Lepomis gibbosus

Frog

  1. American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus
  2. Gray tree frog (Hyla versicolor
  3. Green frog (Lithobates clamitans
  4. New Jersey chorus frog (Pseudacris kalmi
  5. Northern cricket frog (Acris crepitans
  6. Northern leopard frog (Lithobates pipiens
  7. Pine Barrens tree frog (Hyla andersonii
  8. Spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer
  9. Wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus

Gastropod

  1. Snail

Insect

  1. Ant
  2. Antlion
  3. Autumn meadowhawk dragonfly (Sympetrum vicinum
  4. Bald-faced hornet (Dolichovespula maculata
  5. Bumblebee (Bombus
  6. Buttercup oil beetle (Meloe americanus
  7. Cicada
  8. Common walkingstick (Diapheromera femorata
  9. Deer fly (Chrysops
  10. Dragonfly
  11. Eastern amberwing (Perithemis tenera
  12. Eastern tent caterpillar (Malacosoma americanum
  13. Ebony jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata
  14. Grasshopper
  15. Horned passalus (Odontotaenius disjunctus
  16. Horse-fly
  17. Katydid
  18. Ladybug (Coccinellidae
  19. Meadow spittlebug (Philaenus spumarius
  20. Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus
  21. Mosquito
  22. Mud dauber
  23. Oak gall wasp (Cynips quercusfolii
  24. Paper wasp (Polistes
  25. Pearl crescent (Phyciodes tharos
  26. Potter wasp
  27. Red velvet ant (Dasymutilla occidentalis
  28. Red-spotted purple (Limenitis arthemis
  29. Spicebush swallowtail (Papilio troilus
  30. Spring azure (Celastrina ladon
  31. Termite
  32. Turbulent phosphila (Phosphila turbulenta
  33. Winter firefly (Ellychnia corrusca
  34. Wool sower gall wasp (Callirhytis seminator

Lizard

  1. Eastern fence lizard (Sceloporus undulatus
  2. Ground skink (Scincella lateralis

Mammal

  1. American mink (Neovison vison
  2. American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus
  3. Coyote (Canis latrans
  4. Deer mouse (Peromyscus
  5. Eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus
  6. Eastern cottontail rabbit (Sylvilagus floridanus
  7. Eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis
  8. Gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus
  9. Groundhog (Marmota monax
  10. Little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus
  11. Long-tailed weasel (Mustela frenata
  12. Meadow vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus
  13. Mole
  14. Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus
  15. North American beaver (Castor canadensis
  16. North American opossum (Didelphis virginiana
  17. North American river otter (Lontra canadensis
  18. Raccoon (Procyon lotor
  19. Red fox (Vulpes vulpes
  20. Shrew
  21. Southern flying squirrel (Glaucomys volans
  22. Striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis
  23. White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus

Snake

  1. Black rat snake (Pantherophis obsoletus
  2. Common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis
  3. Eastern hog-nosed snake (Heterodon platirhinos
  4. Eastern kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula
  5. Eastern worm snake (Carphophis amoenus amoenus
  6. Garter snake (Thamnophis
  7. Northern black racer (Coluber constrictor constrictor
  8. Northern water snake (Nerodia sipedon
  9. Pine snake (Pituophis melanoleucus
  10. Ribbon snake (Thamnophis sauritus
  11. Ring-necked snake (Diadophis punctatus
  12. Rough green snake (Opheodrys aestivus
  13. Timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus

Toad

  1. Fowler's toad (Anaxyrus fowleri

Turtle

  1. Common musk turtle (Sternotherus odoratus
  2. Common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina
  3. Eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina
  4. Eastern mud turtle (Kinosternon subrubrum
  5. Eastern painted turtle (Chrysemys picta
  6. Northern red-bellied turtle (Pseudemys rubriventris
  7. Spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata