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 2019-02-14.


Arachnid

  1. American grass spider (Agelenopsis)
  2. Chigger
  3. Dark fishing spider (Dolomedes tenebrosus)
  4. Funnel-web spider (Agelenidae)
  5. Orb-weaver spider
  6. Spider
  7. Tick

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

Crustacean

  1. 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. Bald-faced hornet (Dolichovespula maculata)
  4. Bumblebee (Bombus)
  5. Buttercup oil beetle (Meloe americanus)
  6. Cicada
  7. Common walkingstick (Diapheromera femorata)
  8. Deer fly (Chrysops)
  9. Dragonfly
  10. Ebony jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata)
  11. Grasshopper
  12. Horse-fly
  13. Katydid
  14. Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus)
  15. Mosquito
  16. Mud dauber
  17. Paper wasp (Polistes)
  18. Pearl crescent (Phyciodes tharos)
  19. Potter wasp
  20. Red velvet ant (Dasymutilla occidentalis)
  21. Red-spotted purple (Limenitis arthemis)
  22. Spicebush swallowtail (Papilio troilus)
  23. Spring azure (Celastrina ladon)
  24. Termite
  25. Turbulent phosphila (Phosphila turbulenta)

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. Eastern hog-nosed snake (Heterodon platirhinos)
  3. Eastern kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula)
  4. Eastern worm snake (Carphophis amoenus amoenus)
  5. Garter snake (Thamnophis)
  6. Northern black racer (Coluber constrictor constrictor)
  7. Northern water snake (Nerodia sipedon)
  8. Pine snake (Pituophis melanoleucus)
  9. Ribbon snake (Thamnophis sauritus)
  10. Ring-necked snake (Diadophis punctatus)
  11. Rough green snake (Opheodrys aestivus)
  12. 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)