Identify Central Oregon Wildlife

CENTRAL OREGON WILDLIFE CATEGORIES

 

Please always stay a minimum distance of 25 yards from most wildlife and 100 yards from predators like bears and wolves. This will help ensure the safety of you, your pets and the wild animal! If you find an injured or orphaned animal or have a question, call our Wildlife Hotline at (541) 241-8680.

 

AMPHIBIANS

Click here to learn about the Long-toed Salamander, Great Basin Spadefoot, Western Toad, Pacific tree frog, American bullfrog, Northwestern Salamander, and Oregon Spotted Frog. 

BATS

Click here to learn about California Myotis, Western Small-footed Myotis, Little Brown Myotis, Long-eared Myotis, Long-legged Myotis, Hoary Bat, Silver-haired Bat, Canyon Bat, Spotted Bat, Big Brown Bat, Pallid Bat, Townsend’s Big-eared Bat, and the Brazilian Free-tailed Bat.

BEARS

Click here to learn about Central Oregon's only native bear, black bears.

BEAVERS

Click here to learn about the American Beaver and our Beaver Works Oregon program.

BIRDS

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We're still working on building out this page - as you can imagine, there are quite a few raptors, corvids, songbirds and waterfowl that call Central Oregon home! Click here if you found an injured or orphaned bird.

CATS

Click here to learn about Central Oregon's two wild cats, the cougar (mountain lion) and the bobcat (lynx). 

COYOTES, WOLVES & FOXES

Click here to learn about the Coyote, Gray wolf, Common Gray Fox, Red Fox, and the Sierra Nevada Red Fox.

HOOFED ANIMALS

Click here to learn about the Rocky Mountain Elk and the most frequently seen, Mule Deer.

INVASIVE SPECIES

Invasive and nonnative wildlife in Central Oregon include, but are not limited to, Virginia Opossum, Eastern Gray Squirrels and Norway rats. Click here to learn more.

LIZARDS & SKINKS

Click here to learn about the Pygmy Short-horned Lizard, Western Fence Lizard, Sagebrush Lizard, Western Skink, Side-blotched Lizard, Plateau Striped Whiptail and the Western whiptail.

PIKAS, RABBITS & HARES

Click here to learn about the American Pika, Pygmy Rabbit, Mountain Cottontail, Snowshoe Hare, Black-tailed Jackrabbit and the White-tailed Jackrabbit.

PORCUPINES

Click here to learn about the common porcupine.

RATS & MICE

Click here to learn about the Western Harvest Mouse, Canyon Mouse, Deer Mouse, Pinyon Mouse, Northern Grasshopper Mouse, Bushy-tailed Woodrat, House Mouse, Western Red-backed Vole, Long-tailed Vole, Montane Vole, Sagebrush Vole, Common Muskrat and the Western Jumping Mouse.

RACCOONS

Click here to learn about the Common Raccoon.

SHREWS & MOLES

Click here to learn about the Preble’s Shrew, Vagrant Shrew and the Shrew-mole.

SNAKES

Click here to learn about the Rubber Boa, North American Racer, Night Snake, Striped Whipsnake, Gopher Snake, Western Rattlesnake and the Western Terrestrial (wandering) Garter Snake. 

SQUIRRELS, CHIPMUNKS & MARMOTS

Click here to learn about the Yellow-pine Chipmunk, Least Chipmunk, Allen’s Chipmunk, Yellow-bellied Marmot, California Ground Squirrel, Belding’s Ground Squirrel, Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel, Western Gray Squirrel, Douglas’ Squirrel and the  Northern Flying Squirrel.

WEASELS, SKUNKS & BADGERS

Click here to learn about the American Marten, Ermine, Long-tailed Weasel, Mink, American Badger, River Otter, Western Spotted Skunk and the Striped Skunk.