Wildlife Library

Photo of brown bear Grizzly bear Mom and cubs in Alaska

Learn about the diversity of life that can be found in your backyard, country and around the world. 

The Wildlife Library also helps you learn how to identify each of the species, so that you can submit sightings to Wildlife Watch

You can also learn about the different natural and human-caused threats that are endangering many species of wildlife.


Featured species:


Frog

Amphibians, Reptiles and Fish:

American Alligator | Alligator Snapping TurtleArboreal Salamander | Black Rat SnakeBrook TroutBull Shark | California Red-legged Frog | Cheat Mountain Salamander | Chinook Salmon  | Eastern Box Turtle | Eastern Fence Lizard | Flying Fish | Hellbender | Louisiana Pine Snake | Mangrove Rivulus | Mudminnow | Northern Water Snake | Puerto Rican Boa | Puerto Rican Coqui | Pupfish | Rainbow Trout or Steelhead | Rattlesnakes | Sawfish | Sea Turtles | Southern Cricket Frog | Spotted SalamanderSpring Peeper | Texas Blind Salamander | Tiger Salamander | ToadsTree Frogs | WalleyeWood Frog

Eagle

Birds:

American Dipper | American Robin | Arctic Tern | Bald Eagle | Baltimore Oriole | Black-capped Chickadee | Brown-headed Nuthatch | Brown Pelican | Burrowing Owl Cedar Waxwing | Common LoonEastern Towhee | Great Horned Owl | Greater Roadrunner | Mallard | Northern Mockingbird Northern Spotted Owl | OspreyPeregrine FalconPintail | Red-bellied Woodpecker | Red-cockaded Woodpecker | Red KnotRuby-throated Hummingbird | Sandhill Crane | Western Scrub-jay | Whooping Crane | Wood Duck | Yellow-headed Blackbird

Dragonfly

Invertebrates:

Ant Atlantic White ShrimpBlue CrabBombadier Beetle | Cecropia Moth | Common Eastern Bumble Bee | Common House Spider | Earthworm | Firefly | Garden Spider | Giant Darner Dragonfly | Horseshoe CrabKāhuli Tree Snail | MayflyMillipedes | Monarch Butterfly | Periodical Cicadas | Rhinoceros Beetles | Sea Cucumber | Tan Jumping Spider | Tarantula | Termites | Vernal Pool Fairy Shrimp | Walking Stick | Water Strider | Yucca Moth      

Bear

Mammals:

American Beaver | American Pika | Bats | Bighorn Sheep | Bison | Black Bear | Black-tailed Prairie DogBlue Whale | Canada Lynx | Dusky-footed Woodrat | Florida PantherFlying SquirrelGray Wolf | Grizzly Bear | Harbor Porpoise | Hawaiian Monk Seal | Humpback Whale | Key Deer | Mole | MooseNine-banded Armadillo | North American River Otter | Orca | Pocket Gophers | Polar Bear | Pronghorn | Raccoon | Red Fox | Red Squirrel | Red Tree Vole | Red Wolf | Snowshoe Hare | Sperm Whale | Spinner Dolphin | Swamp RabbitWest Indian Manatee | Wolverine

Tree

Plants and Fungi:

Bald Cypress | Cacti | California Bay Laurel | Douglas Fir Fremont CottonwoodGreat Basin Bristlecone Pine | Joshua Tree | Longleaf Pine | Quaking Aspen | Red Mangrove | Red Maple | Resurrection FernSeagrassesShagbark Hickory | Skunk Cabbage | Southern Live Oak SundewsTruffles | Venus Flytrap | Wild Rice

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