Species List

The total number of species and diversity of the wildlife known to use California rice fields has been researched and inventoried. This effort has revealed that Nearly 230 species use rice fields. This total list of species is included in the following document.

The total number of species and diversity of the wildlife known to use California rice fields has been researched and inventoried.

This effort has revealed that Nearly 230 species use rice fields. This total list of species is included in the following document.

Wildlife Known to Use California Ricelands

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Birds

Common Name Scientific Name
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis
Clark's Grebe Aechmophorus clarkii
American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
Great Egret Ardea alba
Snowy Egret Egretta thula
Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Green Heron Butorides virescens
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi
Fulvous Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna bicolor
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus
Trumpeter Swan Cygnus buccinator
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
Snow Goose Anser caerulescens
Ross' Goose Anser rossii
Brant Branta bernicla
Canada Goose Branta canadensis
Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii
Wood Duck Aix sponsa
Green-winged Teal Anas (c.) carolinensis
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Northern Pintail Anas acuta
Garganey Anas querquedula
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
Cinnamon Teal Anas cyanoptera
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
Gadwall Anas strepera
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope
American Wigeon Anas americana
Canvasback Aythya valisineria
Redhead Aythya americana
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
Greater Scaup Aythya marila
Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
Bufflehead Bucephala albeola
Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus
Common Merganser Mergus merganser
Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni
Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
Ferruginous Hawk Buteo regalis
Rough-legged Hawk Buteo lagopus
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
American Kestrel Falco sparverius
Merlin Falco columbarius
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus
Prairie Falcon Falco mexicanus
Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
Virginia Rail Rallus limicola
Sora Porzana carolina
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
American Coot Fulica americana
Sandhill Crane Grus canadensis
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva
American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominicus
Snowy Plover Charadrius (a.) nivosus
Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus
American Avocet Recurvirostra americana
Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria
Willet Catoptrophorus semipalmatus
Spotted Sandpiper Tringa macularia
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus
Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Black Turnstone Arenaria melanocephala
Red Knot Calidris canutus
Sanderling Calidris alba
Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla
Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri
Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata
Dunlin Calidris alpina
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Stilt Sandpiper Micropalama himantopus
Ruff Philomachus pugnax
Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus
Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus
Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
Wilson's Phalarope Steganopus tricolor
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus
Franklin's Gull Larus pipixcan
Mew Gull Larus canus
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
California Gull Larus californicus
Herring Gull Larus argentatus
Thayer's Gull Larus thayeri
Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus
Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens
Caspian Tern Sterna caspia
Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
Black Tern Chlidonias niger
Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
Barn Owl Tyto alba
Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
Burrowing Owl Speotyto cunicularia
Long-eared Owl Asio otus
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
Lesser Nighthawk Chordeiles acutipennis
Vaux's Swift Chaetura vauxi
Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans
Say's Phoebe Sayornis saya
Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis
Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris
Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
Violet-green Swallow Tachycineta thalassina
Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
Cliff Swallow Hirundo pyrrhonota
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Western Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica
Yellow-billed Magpie Pica nuttalli
American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
Common Raven Corvus corax
Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii
Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
Western Bluebird Sialia mexicana
Mountain Bluebird Sialia currucoides
Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
American Robin Turdus migratorius
Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
American Pipit Anthus rubescens
Northern Shrike Lanius excubitor
Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata
Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
Blue Grosbeak Guiraca caerulea
Lazuli Bunting Passerina amoena
Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus
California Towhee Pipilo crissalis
Vesper Sparrow Pooecetes gramineus
Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus
Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
Golden-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia atricapilla
White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
Harris' Sparrow Zonotrichia querula
Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
McCown's Longspur Calcarius mccownii
Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus
Chestnut-collared Longspur Calcarius ornatus
Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
Tricolored Blackbird Agelaius tricolor
Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta
Yellow-headed Blackbird Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus
Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus
Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus
Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
House Finch Carpodacus mexicanus
Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria
American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Mammals

Common Name Scientific Name
Virginia opossum Ornate shrew Didelphis virginiana Sorex ornatus
California myotis Red bat Myotis californicus Lasiurus borealis
Hoary bat Pallid bat Brazilian free-tailed bat Lasiurus cinereus Anthrozous pallidus Tadarida brasiliensis
Desert cottontail Black-tailed jackrabbit California ground squirrel Botta's pocket gopher Western harvest mouse Deer mouse California vole Sylvilagus audubonii Lepus californicus Spermophilus beecheyi Thomomys bottae Reithrodontomys megalotis Peromyscus maniculatus Microtus californicus
Muskrat Ondatra zibethicus
Black rat Rattus rattus
Norway rat House mouse Rattus norvegicus Mus musculus
Coyote Red fox Gray fox Mink Canis latrans Vulpes fulva Urocyon cinereoargenteus Mustela vison
Western spotted skunk Striped skunk River otter Spilogale putorius Mephitis mephitis Lutra canadensis
Black-tailed deer Odocolieus hemionus
Beaver Castor canadensis

Amphibians & Reptiles

Common Name Scientific Name
Western spadefoot Scaphipous hammondii
Western toad Bufo boreas
Pacific treefrog Pseudacris regilla
Bullfrog Rana catesbeiana
Western pond turtle Actinemys marmorata
Western fence lizard Sceloporus occidentalis
Coast horned lizard Phrynosoma coronatum
Western skink Eumeces skiltonianus
Coachwhip Masticophis flagellum
Racer Coluber constrictor
Gopher snake Pituophis melanoleucus
Common king snake Lampropeltis getulus
Common garter snake Thamnophis sirtalis
Western garter snake Thamnophis elegans
Giant garter snake Thamnophis gigas
Western rattlesnake Crotalus viridis