Upstate New York Wildlife Guide

It’s a work in progress, but we already have nearly 100 species of animals in our guide.
Browse below, or search our website for something specific.


Browse by Species

Salamanders and NewtsReptiles and Amphibians

Frogs, toads, turtles, snakes, salamanders, and newts.


MammalsMammals (and Marsupials)

Deer, bears, mice, rats, squirrels, rabbits, shrews, moles, voles, porcupines, foxes, weasels, skunks, raccoons

Fish ID GuideFish / Eels

Salmon, trout, eels, lamprey, mudskippers, minnows, gar, herring, pike, smelt, perch, bowfins, herring, sturgeon, catfish, suckers, cod, killfish, silverside, stickleback, bass, sunfish, drum, sculpin

Birds of New YorkBirds

Songbirds, waterfowl, raptors


The categories below will be added soon. Check back often.


Need help identifying a tree? Ask here.

Nothing in this section yet. Check back later.

Insects and Arachnids

Bugs, flies, butterflies, spiders, centipedes, moths, worms (yeah, that’s right, worms)

Nothing in this section yet. Check back later.

Small Plants and Shrubs

Flowers, herbs, bushes, grasses, vines, ferns, mosses

Nothing in this section yet. Check back later.


Crabs, shrimp, crayfish

Nothing in this section yet. Check back later.


Mushrooms, slime molds

Nothing in this section yet. Check back later.


Slugs, snails, mussels

Nothing in this section yet. Check back later.

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