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) Northern River Otter (Lontra canadensis)
Long-eared Chipmunk (Tamias quadrimaculatus) Marten (Martes americana)
Lodgepole Chipmunk (Tamias speciosus) Ermine (Mustela erminea)
Yellow-bellied Marmot (Marmota flaviventris) Long-tailed Weasel (Mustela frenata)
Belding's Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus beldingi) Wolverine (Gulo gulo)
California Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus beecheyi) Badger (Taxidea taxus)
Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus lateralis) Mountain Lion (Felis concolor)
Western Gray Squirrel (Sciurus griseus) Bobcat (Lynx rufus)
    Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus)

 


...aves: birds...

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

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

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; Krimmel (2014). pdf Abbreviated PDF version

pdf Sagehen Magnoliophyta list, Felix (2001). 22 pp. (136K)      Sagehen Non-flowering plants list - Felix, 2001.

Last update: June 20, 2014.

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.

"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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