Biological Inventories...

 

of the Sagehen Creek basin

 ...amphibians...fish...reptiles...mammals...birds...plants...insects
 
 
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These are working inventories. Completeness of lists varies. Use our search page or see publications for more detailed information regarding species occurrence and distribution. See especially the source papers for the lists on this page:

The iNaturalist widget below is a visual presentation of all the species on our lists. Please use iNaturalist for Sagehen basin sighting records, photographs, exportable species lists, contributing your own observations, etc.:


 

 

...amphibia: amphibians...

Sagehen Amphibians on iNaturalist: add your sightings, view taxonomy, see pictures, download CSV file, etc.

Long-toed Salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum)
Western Toad (Bufo boreas)
Pacific Tree Frog (Hyla regilla)
Foothill Yellow-legged Frog (Rana boylei)
Mountain Yellow-legged Frog (Rana muscosa)
Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana)

 

 

...osteichthyes: bony fishes...

Sagehen Fishes on iNaturalist: add your sightings, view taxonomy, see pictures, download CSV file, etc.

Lahontan Cutthroat Trout (Salmo clarki henshawi)
Rainbow Trout (Salmo gairdneri)
Brown Trout (Salmo trutta)
Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis)
Mountain Whitefish (Prosopium williamsoni)
Lahontan Speckled Dace (Rhinichthys osculus robustus)
Lahontan Redside (Richardsonius egregius)
Tahoe Sucker (Catostomus tahoensis)
Mountain Sucker (Catostomus platyrhynchus)
Piute Sculpin (Cottus beldingi)

 

...reptilia: reptiles...

Sagehen Reptiles on iNaturalist: add your sightings, view taxonomy, see pictures, download CSV file, etc.

Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis)
Sagebrush Lizard (Sceloporus graciosus)
Western Skink (Eumeces skiltonianus)
Northern Alligator Lizard (Gerrhonotus coeruleus)
Rubber Boa (Charina bottae)
Racer (Coluber constrictor)
Gopher Snake (Pituophis melanoleucus)
Common Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getulus)
California Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata)
Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)
Western Terrestrial Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans)
Western Aquatic Garter Snake (Thamnophis couchi)

 

 

...mammalia: mammals...

Sagehen Mammals on iNaturalist: add your sightings, view taxonomy, see pictures, download CSV file, etc.

Vagrant Shrew (Sorex vagrans) Douglas' Squirrel (Tamiasciurus douglasii)
Water Shrew (Sorex palustris) Northern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus)
Trowbridge's Shrew (Sorex trowbrigii) Mountain Pocket Gopher (Thomomys monticola)
Broad-footed Mole (Scapanus latimanus) Great Basin Pocket Mouse (Perognathus parvus)
Little Brown Myotis (Myotis lucifugus) Beaver (Castor canadensis)
Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis) Western Harvest Mouse (Reithrodontomys megalotis)
Long-eared Myotis (Myotis evotis) Deer Mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus)
Fringed Myotis (Myotis thysanodes) Pinyon Mouse (Peromyscus truei)
Long-legged Myotis (Myotis volans) Bushy-tailed Wood Rat (Noetoma cinerea)
California Myotis (Myotis californicus) Heather Vole (Phenacomys intermedius)
Small-footed Myotis (Myotis ciliolabrum) Montane Vole (Mocrotus montanus)
Silver-haired Bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans) Long-tailed Vole (Microtus longicaudus)
Big Brown Bat (Eptesicus fuscus) Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus)
Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus) Western Jumping Mouse (Zapus princeps)
Pika (Ochotona princeps) Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum)
Nuttall's Cottontail (Sylvelagus nuttallii) Coyote (Canis latrans)
Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus) Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)
Mountain Beaver (Aplodontia rufa) Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
Yellow-pine Chipmunk (Tamias amoenus) Raccoon (Procyon lotor)
Allen's Chipmunk (Tamias senex) Marten (Martes americana)
Long-eared Chipmunk (Tamias quadrimaculatus) Ermine (Mustela erminea)
Lodgepole Chipmunk (Tamias speciosus) Long-tailed Weasel (Mustela frenata)
Yellow-bellied Marmot (Marmota flaviventris) Wolverine (Gulo gulo)
Belding's Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus beldingi) Badger (Taxidea taxus)
California Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus beecheyi) Mountain Lion (Felis concolor)
Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus lateralis) Bobcat (Lynx rufus)
Western Gray Squirrel (Sciurus griseus) Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus)

 


...aves: birds...

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens)
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) Clark's Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana)
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica)
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca) American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) Common Raven (Corvus corax)
Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) Mountain Chickadee (Parus gambeli)
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) Pygmy Nuthatch (Sitta pymaea)
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperi) Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)
Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) Rock Wren (Salpinctes obsoletus)
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) Winter Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) American Dipper (Cinclus mexicanus)
Blue Grouse (Dendragapus obscurus) Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)
Mountain Quail (Oreortyx pictus) Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)
Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola) Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana)
Sora (Porzana carolina) Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides)
Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis) Townsend's Solitaire (Myadestes townsendi)
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia) Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)
Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) American Robin (Turdus migratorius)
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)
California Gull (Larus californicus) Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta)
Band-tailed Pidgeon (Columba fasciata) Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)
Flammulated Owl (Otus flammeolus) European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
Western Screech Owl (Otus kennecottii) Solitary Vireo (Vireo solitarius)
Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus)
Northern Pigmy Owl (Glaucidium gnoma) Orange-crowned Warbler (Vermivora celata)
Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) Nashville Warbler (Vermivora ruficapilla)
Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus) Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia)
Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor) Yellow-rumped (Audubon's) Warbler (Dendroica coronada)
Common Poorwill (Phalaenoptilus nuttallii) Black-throated Gray Warbler (Dendroica nigrescens)
Vaux's Swift (Chaetura vauxi) Townsend's Warbler (Dendroica townsendi)
White-throated Swift (Aeronautes saxatalis) Hermit Warbler (Dendroica occidentalis)
Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) MacGillivray's Warbler (Oporornis tolmiei)
Calliope Hummingbird (Stellula calliope) Wilson's Warbler (Wilsonia pusilla)
Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)
Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon) Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus)
Lewis' Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) Lazuli Bunting (Passerina amoena)
Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber) Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris)
Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus)
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) Rufous-sided Towhee (Pipilo erythophthalmus)
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)
White-headed Woodpecker (Picoides albolarvatus) Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri)
Black-backed Woodpecker (Picoides arcticus) Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus)
Northern (Red-shafted) Flicker (Colaptes auratus) Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)
Piliated Woodpecker (Drycopus pileatus) Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus borealis) Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)
Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus) Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)
Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii) White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)
Hammond's Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii) Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
Dusky Flycatcher (Empidonax oberholsteri) Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)
Gray Flycatcher (Empidonax wrightii) Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)
Western Flycatcher (Empidonax difficilis) Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens) Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)
Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis) Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator)
Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus)
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) Cassin's Finch (Carpodacus cassinii)
Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina) House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
Cliff Swallow (Hirundo pyrrhonata) Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra)
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus)
Stellar's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus)
    Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea)

Bird breeding status & habitat data from the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) project:

site name location code site number site code years
Taylor Meadow SBNE 11936 TMEA 1993-2004
Sagehen Creek SBNE 11935 SCRE 1992-2004
Kiln Meadow SBNE 11204 KILN 1998-1999

2004 Sagehen Creek Informal Bird Sighting List


 


...insects...

List: Faerthen Felix (2003).

 

Sagehen Basin Insect List, 13 pp. (136K)
UC Davis ENT 109 Collection List: 1982-2002, 9 pp. (73K)
Sagehen Basin Ant List. Ward, 2002, 1 pp. (75K)
Beetles (Coleoptera) of the Sagehen Creek Basin. Caterino, 2003, 5 pp. (65K)

Last update: September 10, 2003.

 

Sources:

  • Baumann, et al. (1985). Plecoptera of Sagehen Creek. Unpubl. list for First North American Plecoptera Conference (1985). See also Sheldon & Jewett (1967).
  • Bohart Museum of Entomology. University of California, Davis.
  • Caterino, M. S. (2003). The beetles (Coleoptera) of the Sagehen Creek Basin.
  • Erman, N. A. (1989). Tricoptera of the Sagehen Creek Basin.
  • Essig Museum of Entomology. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Jewett, S. G., Jr. 1966. Some species of Capnia from western North America (Plecoptera).
  • Siegfried, C. A. & Knight, A. W. (1975). The macroinvertibrate fauna of two streams of the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada.
  • Turner, P. E. (1965). Checklist of aquatic insects of Sagehen Creek and vicinity.
  • Ward, P. S. (2002a). UC Davis ENT 109 Reference Collection.
              ____. (2002b). Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Sagehen Creek, Nevada Co., California (45 species).
  • Wiggins, G. B. & Yamamoto, T. (1967). List of the Tricoptera collected in the vicinity of the Sagehen Creek Research Station of the University of California.

 


...plants...

Sagehen Basin Plant List:

Sagehen Plants on iNaturalist: this is a work in progress! You can download CSVs of all lists, including sighting information and recent additions, at this link.
excel Sagehen Basin Plant List--complete; Felix, Krimmel, McMains, (2012). pdf Truncated PDF version

  • 2001 flowering and non-flowering lists (below) combined;
  • Taxonomy of 2001 lists updated to Jepson, 2012;
  • Additional species added.
  • Use USDA Plant Database to locate synonyms for changed taxons.
pdf Sagehen Magnoliophyta list, Felix (2001). 22 pp. (136K)      Sagehen Non-flowering plants list - Felix, 2001.

Last update: July 24, 2012.

Sources:

Jepson Herbarium (and other) lists of expected or observed species:

Sensitive plants & fungus:

Please help us identify sensitive species within the basin & larger Tahoe Forest by notifying the Station Manager if you are aware of occurrences of any of the species on this list Word.


Plant Identification Photos:

Word Info | excel Key [list]: Use the Key [list] to locate 4-character flower ID numbers, then look for photos in appropriate color section:

    • Rxxx=red-pink.
    • Bxxx=blue-violet.
    • Wxxx=white-green.
    • Yxxx=yellow-orange.

Note: some images are duplicated with titles by family to provide better searching by keyword (use search link below).

More:

 

Sagehen Herbarium:

Sagehen maintains a teaching herbarium on site. Though not complete, it is a large and useful plant collection that is now available and searchable online, thanks to Erica Krimmel. The digital collection includes specimen records and color scans. Erica is actively expanding the collection to match and document our basin plant list.

excel Sagehen herbarium plant list, 5/2012.

The digital collection is online here.

  • User: researcher. Password: researcher
  • Download instructions: doc | pdf

You can also search the digitized botany collection by species through the Consortium of California Herbaria database. From Erica:

"You can trick the website by selecting SCFS as "Source" and entering some very recent date (e.g. 1 Jan 2012) and "before" on the "Collection Date/s" section below. That should give you a full list of the specimens we submitted--I think there are slightly under 1,000."
 
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