Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve

Faunal lists and species' notes
 Here are two Spotted Owls Strix occidentalis sitting in an oak at Boronda Camp. San Jose State University graduate student Andrea Henke took this photo while surveying nests for her thesis on Spotted Owl genetics and distribution.  

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Draft Terrestrial Mammal, Reptile, and Amphibian species list

Big Creek Bird List

Bird and mammal species' lists may also be found on the MABfauna database by searching under Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
Lepidoptera family and species checklist
(comprehensive lists of moths and butterflies found at Big Creek)
Stream Insect species list (work in progress based on student volunteer stream insect survey and other sources.)


New species of insect
Big Creek Lepidoptera Survey
(this uniquely comprehensive survey is a powerful.tool for looking at biological diversity and post-fire succession)
Big Creek Beetle Survey and Species List (work in progress by Michael Caterino of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History)
Spider Survey Project (work in progess by UC Berkeley student Stephen Lew, includes preliminary species list).
Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina)
Banana Slug (Ariolimax sp)
Photos of garter snake (Thamnophis couchii) engulfing an adult vole (Microtus californicus)

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