WILD LIFE in the NORTH HILLS
Flora and Fauna of Claremont Canyon, Oakland, California

SPECIES LISTS

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FIELD GUIDE RECOMMENDATIONS

For assistance in species identification, nothing beats a good field guide!  Here are a few of my favorites:

General Fauna
      Illustrated Guide to Common Animals of the East Bay Hills. Illustrated by Dana Gardner. Plastic laminated
      folding sheet, produced by the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden, Spring 2011. Remarkably good pictures of
      most of the bird, butterfly, reptile, amphibian, and mammal species we are likely to see in Claremont
            Canyon. Purchase from Botanical Garden shop.

Birds
Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 6th Edition. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 2011.
The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America, by David Allen Sibley. 2nd edition, 2nd printing. New York: Knopf, 2014.
Birds of Northern California, by David E. Quady, et. al., Olympia, WA : R. W. Morse Co., 2015.
Mammals
Mammals of North America, by Roland W. Kays. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 2002. (Princeton Field Guides).
Mammals of North America, by Kenn Kaufman. Boston: Houton Mifflin, 2004 (Kaufman Focus Guides).
Butterflies
Field Guide to Butterflies of the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento Valley Regions, by Arthur M. Shapiro. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007 (California Natural History Guides, #92).
Butterflies through Binoculars: The West, by Jeffrey Glassberg. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2001.
Common Butterflies of California, by Bob Stewart. West Coast Lady Press, 1997. [Probably out-of-print; but worth looking for.]
Local Butterflies of the San Francisco Bay Area. Local Guides to Nature Science, 2002. [Laminated folding plastic sheet.]
Plants
Plants of the San Francisco Bay Region: Mendocino to Monterey, 3rd. ed. by Linda H. Beidleman and Eugene N. Kozloff. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014.
Annotated Checklist of the East Bay Flora, Second Edition compiled by Barbara Ertter and Lech Naumovich. California Native Plant Society, East Bay Chapter, April 2013. [Not actually a field guide; but useful in determining possible local species.]
Plants of the East Bay Parks, by Glenn Keator. Roberts Rinehart Publisher, 1994. [Probably out-of-print; but worth looking for.]
Lichens
A Field Guide to California Lichens, by Stephen Sharnoff. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014
Mushrooms
Field Guide to Mushrooms of Western North America, by R. Michael Davis, Robert Sommer, and John A. Menge. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012.
All That the Rain Promises and More ... A hip pocket guide to western mushrooms, by David Arora. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 1991.
Mushrooms Demystified, 2nd edition, by David Arora. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 1986.
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WILDLIFE BOOKLET


Wildlife of the North Hills: Birds, Animals, Butterflies   (16-page PDF Booklet) [updated 1-10-10]
(The pages of this Wildlife PDF, if printed in 'landscape mode' on both sides, can be stacked and folded to form a 5.5x8.5" booklet.)


Wildlife of the North Hills: Birds, Animals, Butterflies   (34-page PDF) [updated 4-30-08]
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