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Arboreal Salamander Aneides lugubris

Observer

biosam

Date

May 25, 2003

Description

I found this guy in my old backyard on Columbia St. (map location is approximate). My guess is it migrated from Neary's Lagoon.

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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

biosam

Date

May 22, 2003

Description

I saw this odd duck years ago in Neary's Lagoon, Santa Cruz. I think it may be a hybrid or mutant: the overall body pattern is mallard, but the blue bill and brown head are confusing. It was seen associating with other mallards, but was a bit larger than them. After consulting the Sibley guide, I'm pretty certain it's a mallard-domestic hybrid.

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Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer

Observer

biosam

Date

June 21, 2010

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California Sea Lion Zalophus californianus

Observer

johngcramer

Date

December 2, 2006

Description

Sea Lions

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Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

Observer

johngcramer

Date

December 2, 2006

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Sea Otter between Santa Cruz Warf and Seal Rock

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phylo

Date

March 5, 2011 12:11 PM PST

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alala

Date

March 6, 2011 04:57 PM PST

Description

Scrub jays gathering sticks

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VA opossum

Observer

alala

Date

March 6, 2011 04:58 PM PST

Description

Eating prunus flowers in back yard last night

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Lingcod (Ophiodon elongatus) Ophiodon elongatus

Observer

johngcramer

Date

April 26, 2010

Description

A bottom fish was caught in a crab trap

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Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

Observer

johngcramer

Date

April 18, 2007

Description

A falcon had made a meal of a pigeon on the Santa Cruz beach between the warf and some cliffs.

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aprilfire

Date

March 9, 2011 06:05 PM PST

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Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps

Observer

biosam

Date

May 22, 2003

Description

Parent and offspring.

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Great horned owl Bubo virginianus

Observer

alala

Date

March 10, 2011 10:56 PM PST

Description

Calling in back yard

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alala

Date

March 10, 2011 10:57 PM PST

Description

Gathering nest materials this morning

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Hammond's Flycatcher Empidonax hammondii

Observer

barbarab

Date

March 11, 2011 09:45 AM PST

Description

This bird was going after insects the way a flycatcher should in the mid to upper conopy of cottonwoods on east bank of San Lorenzo River. I don't think I would have been confident identifying this bird if I had been alone, but I was with members of the Santa Cruz Bird Club, including Steve Gerow, who are reliable at identifying species like this.

The following birds were also seen nearby:
Black-and-White Warbler
Eastern Phoebe
Red-Breasted Nuthatch
Glaucous-winged Gull

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Observer

barbarab

Date

March 11, 2011 09:45 AM PST

Description

Working the trunk and limbs of several cottonwoods. Two other trunk creepers were present in these same trees and from time to time one would chase the other. There was a Red-breasted Nuthatch and a Brown Creeper.

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barbarab

Date

March 11, 2011 09:45 AM PST

Description

First swallows I've seen this year.

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Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) Pelecanus occidentalis

Observer

johngcramer

Date

September 24, 2009

Description

A pelican at the end of the Santa Cruz Municipal Warf

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Brandt's Cormorant Phalacrocorax penicillatus

Observer

johngcramer

Date

December 2, 2006

Description

Sea bird observed at "Seal Rock" in the Pacific Ocean.

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Hyalophora euryalis Hyalophora euryalus

Observer

barbarab

Date

March 18, 2011

Description

These caterpillars hatched Friday, March 4 from eggs laid by a Hyalophora euryalis moth on March 18.

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Tiger Moths and Allies Subfamily Arctiinae

Observer

barbarab

Date

March 20, 2011

Description

In grass along San Lorenzo River levee. I think this could be Arachnis picta,painted tiger moth.

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Crab Spiders Family Thomisidae

Observer

barbarab

Date

March 20, 2011

Description

White crab spider with honeybee on borage.

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Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata

Observer

barbarab

Date

March 28, 2011

Description

An Orange-crowned Warbler was singing about 4:30 pm in oaks in area between Arana Gulch and Frederick Street Park.

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Observer

barbarab

Date

April 1, 2011

Description

Under Quercus agricola

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mosquito ferns Genus Azolla

Observer

barbarab

Date

April 1, 2011

Description

There are a few species of this aquatic fern in the state. I need to figure out how to identify them.

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bush poppy Dendromecon rigida

Observer

barbarab

Date

April 3, 2011

Description

Many, many of these have grown in since the 2008 Martin Fire.

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bee flies Family Bombyliidae

Observer

barbarab

Date

April 3, 2011

Description

There were many Bombyliids in the area today of varying sizes and colors.

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Ants Family Formicidae

Observer

barbarab

Date

April 3, 2011

Description

Extremely small ants. Saved specimens to ID under microscope, but if anyone out there wants to guess what family, genus or species, go right ahead.

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silver bush lupine Lupinus albifrons var. albifrons

Observer

barbarab

Date

April 3, 2011

Description

In area burned in Martin Fire of June, 2008.

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termites Order Blattodea

Observer

barbarab

Date

April 3, 2011

Description

Found these when I picked up a rock.