Photo: Jane Lazarz
Please click the links below to explore some of the variety of Fauna found at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve and wetlands.

Chicks

Birds

Mammals

Reptiles and Amphibians

Insects

Birds & Chicks of Bolsa Chica

Chicks of Bolsa Chica

01-Endangered-least-ternPhotograph courtesy of Steve Smith

02-endangered-snowy-ploverPhotograph courtesy of Steve Smith

03-tern-chickPhotograph courtesy of Steve Smith

04-elegant-ternsPhotograph courtesy of Steve Smith

05-black-skimmersPhotograph courtesy of Steve Smith

06-black-necked-stiltsPhotograph courtesy of Steve Smith

Anna's Hummingbird-Jane_LazarzPhotograph courtesy of Jane Lazarz

08-plover-mom-with-chickPhotograph courtesy of Steve Smith

09-caspian-tern-with-chicksPhotograph courtesy of Steve Smith

10-great-horned-owl-with-juvenile-horned-owlPhotograph courtesy of Babs Levitan

Birds of Bolsa Chica

01-American-cootPhotograph courtesy of Larry Wan

02-american_kestrelPhotograph courtesy of Mark D. Bixby

03-AvocetPhotograph courtesy of Larry Wan

04-Black-Bellied-PloverPhotograph courtesy of Larry Wan

05-Black-Necked-StiltPhotograph courtesy of Larry Wan

06-California-Gnatcatcher
Photograph courtesy of Mark D. Bixby

07-California-GullPhotograph courtesy of Larry Wan

08-Caspian-TernPhotograph courtesy of Larry Wan

09-Eared-GrebePhotograph courtesy of Larry Wan

10-Fosters-TernPhotograph courtesy of Larry Wan

11-GodwitPhotograph courtesy of Larry Wan

12-Great-Blue-HeronPhotograph courtesy of Larry Wan

13-Great-Egret
Photograph courtesy of Mark D. Bixby

14-Great-Horned-OwlPhotograph courtesy of Babs Levitan

15-KilldeerPhotograph courtesy of Larry Wan

16-Least-TernPhotograph courtesy of Larry Wan

17-Lesser-ScaupPhotograph courtesy of Larry Wan

19-Mallard-DuckPhotograph courtesy of Larry Wan

Photograph courtesy of Jane Lazarz

21-Savannah-SparrowPhotograph courtesy of Larry Wan

Animals of Bolsa Chica

Mammals

01-CoyotePhotograph courtesy of Mark D. Bixby

02-Ground-SquirrelPhotograph courtesy of Mark D. Bixby

03-Cottontail-RabbitPhotograph courtesy of Mark D. Bixby

Amphibians and Reptiles

06-west-pacific-rattlesnakePhotograph courtesy of Mark D. Bixby

04-western-fence-lizardPhotograph courtesy of Mark D. Bixby

Insects

07-common-hairstreakPhotograph courtesy of Mark D. Bixby

08-fiery-skipperPhotograph courtesy of Mark D. Bixby

09-monarchPhotograph courtesy of Mark D. Bixby

10-wadering-skipperPhotograph courtesy of Mark D. Bixby

11-flame-skimmer-dragonflyPhotograph courtesy of Mark D. Bixby

12-vampire-dragonflyPhotograph courtesy of Mark D. Bixby