Fallbrook Trails Council

Pocket Field Guide

Plants & Wildlife of
Fallbrook and San Diego


Introduction
Additional Information
Updates and Corrections
Included Species, With Scientific Names


Introduction

The Field Guide to Plants and Wildlife of Fallbrook and San Diego is a pocket field guide to plants, animals and birds that exist in the Fallbrook area. The field guide was designed and produced by the Fallbrook Trails Council in October 2000. The guide is laminated and folds to fit in a pocket (3.5" x 8.5").

A special feature of this guide is that it is a work of art as well as a useful guide, as the illustrations have been provided by local artists Gamini Ratnavira, Toni Inman and Kathleen Sofia Gee. The guide includes a trail map of the Santa Margarita River trail as well.

The purpose of this webpage is to provide more information about the plants and wildlife (such as the scientific species names for the plants and butterflies) than could be fit within the confines of the printed Field Guide, and to disseminate any updates or corrections found after the guide went to press.

There are seven panels on each side, one for butterflies; five for trees, shrubs, vines and wildflowers; three for birds; two for mammals and reptiles; one for a map of the Santa Margarita River public trails; one for the cover; and one for information about the Fallbrook Land Conservancy preserves, Santa Margarita River Organizations, and artist information.

To obtain a copy of this guide, see the current information for it.


Additional Information

Plants:

Reptiles:


Updates and Corrections

Trail Map:

Birds:

Butterflies:

Plants:


Included Species, With Scientific Names


Birds
Butterflies
Mammals and Reptiles
Shrubs, Vines and Wildflowers
Trees


The scientific names for the birds were found in Audubon.org, where you can find further information about feeding behaviors, egg, young, diet, nesting and migration.

Birds

Common NameScientific Name
Acorn WoodpeckerMelanerpes formicivorus
American CootFulica americana
American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
American KestrelFalco sparverius
Anna's HummingbirdCalypte anna
Barn OwlTyto alba
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
Bewicks WrenThryomanes bewickii
Black PhoebeSayornis nigricans
Black-Chinned HummingbirdArchilochus alexandri
Black-Crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Bullock's OrioleIcterus bullockii
BushtitPsaltriparus minimus
California QuailCallipepla californica
California ThrasherToxostoma redivivum
California TowheeMelozone crissalis
Canyon WrenCatherpes mexicanus
Cassin's KingbirdTyrannus vociferans
Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Common RavenCorvus corax
Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
Costa's HummingbirdCalypte costae
Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
Great EgretArdea alba
Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
Greater RoadrunnerGeococcyx californianus
Hooded OrioleIcterus cucullatus
House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
House WrenTroglodytes aedon
Lesser GoldfinchSpinus psaltria
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
Nuttall's WoodpeckerPicoides nuttallii
Oak TitmouseBaeolophus inornatus
PhainopeplaPhainopepla nitens
Red-Shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
Red-Tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Red-Winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
Ruby-Crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
Say's PhoebeSayornis saya
Snowy EgretEgretta thula
Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
Spotted TowheePipilo maculatus
Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Violet-green SwallowTachycineta thalassina
Western BluebirdSialia mexicana
Western KingbirdTyrannus verticalis
Western Screech OwlMegascops kennicottii
Western Scrub-JayAphelocoma californica
White-Breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
White-Crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
White-Tailed KiteElanus leucurus
WrentitChamaea fasciata
Yellow breasted ChatIcteria virens
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata

Butterflies

Common NameScientific Name
Anise SwallowtailPapilio zelicaon
BuckeyeJunonia coenia
Cabbage WhiteArtogeia rapae
California DogfaceZerene eurydice
Giant SwallowtailHeraclides cresphontes
Lorquin's AdmiralBasilarchia lorquini
Mourning CloakNymphalis antiopa
Western Tiger SwallowtailPterourus rutulus


Mammals and Reptiles

An excellent site to learn more about these mammals, reptiles and amphibians is California Herps.

Common NameScientific Name
Alligator LizardElgaria multicarinata multicarinata
BadgerTaxidea taxus
BeaverCastor canadensis
BobcatLynx rufus
BullfrogLithobates catesbeianus
California Ground SquirrelOtospermophilus beecheyi
California TreefrogPseudacris cadaverina
Common KingsnakeLampropeltis getula
CoyoteCanis lupus
Desert CottontailDipodomys deserti
Gopher SnakePituophis catenifer annectens
Granite Spiny LizardSceloporus orcutti
Gray FoxUrocyon cinereoargenteus
Long-tailed WeaselMustela frenata
Mountain LionPuma concolor
Orange-Throated WhiptailAspidoscelis hyperythra hyperythra
Pacific TreefrogPseudacris cadaverina
RaccoonProcyon lotor
Red Diamond RattlesnakeCrotalus ruber
Side-Blotched LizardUta stansburiana
Spotted SkunkSpilogale pygmaea
Striped RacerTetracerus
Striped SkunkMephitis mephitis
Virginia OpossumDidelphis virginiana
Western Fence LizardSceloporus occidentalis
Western Pond TurtleActinemys pallida
Western RattlesnakeCrotalus oreganus
Western SkinkEumeces skiltonianus
Western ToadAnaxyrus boreas halophilus


Shrubs, Vines and Wildflowers

Common NameScientific Name
Bigberry ManzanitaArctostaphylos glauca
Black SageSalvia mellifera
Blue DicksDichelostemma capitatum
Blue-Eyed GrassSisyrinchium bellum
Bush MallowMalacothamnus fasciculatus
Bush Monkey FlowerMimulus aurantiacus
Butter and EggsLinaria genistifolia
California BuckwheatEriogonum fasciculatum
California Bush SunflowerEncelia californica
California FuschiaEpilobium canum
California PoppyEschscholzia californica
California SagebrushArtemesia californica
California Scrub OakQuercus dumosa
ChamiseAdenostoma fasciculatum
CheckerbloomSidalcea malvaeflora
ChiaSalvia columbariae
Chinese HousesCollinsia heterophylla
Collar LupineLupinus truncatus
DeerweedLotus scoparius
DodderCuscuta sp.
EverlastingGnaphalium bicolor
Fiesta FlowerPholistoma auritum
Globe LilyCalochortus albus
Golden YarrowEriophyllum confertiflorum
Ground PinkLinanthus dianthiflorus
Heart-Leaved PenstemonKeckiella cordifolia
Hoaryleaf CeanothusCeanothus crassifolius
Hollyleaf RedberryRhamus ilicifolia
HoneysuckleLonicera subspicata
Hooker's Evening PrimroseOenothera hookeri
Indian PaintbrushCastilleja affinis
Laurel SumacMalosma laurina
Leafy DaisyErigeron foliosus
Live-ForeverDudleya pulverulenta
Matchweed (Snakeweed)Gutierrezia sarothrae
Miner's LettuceClaytonia perfoliata
Morning-GloryCalystegia macrostegia
Mountain MahoganyCercocarpus betuloides
Mule FatBaccharis salicifolia
MustardBrassica nigra
Our Lord's CandleYucca whipplei
Owl's CloverCastilleja exserta
Poison OakToxicodendron diversilobum
Popcorn FlowerPlagiobothrys nothofulvus
Prickly PearOpuntia sp.
Ramona LilacCeanothus tomentosus
Sacred DaturaDatura wrightii
San Diego PeaLathyrus vestitus variety alefeldii
Sand VerbenaAbronia umbellata
Scarlet Monkey FlowerMimulus cardinalis
Shooting StarDodecatheon clevelandii
Splendid Mariposa LilyCalochortus splendens
Squaw BushRhus trilobata
Sugar BushRhus ovata
Sun CupCamissonia californica
Sweet FennelFoeniculum vulgare
TarweedHemizonia fasciculata
Telegraph WeedHeterotheca grandiflora
ToyonHeteromeles arbutifolia
Tree TobaccoNicotiana glauca
Virgin's BowerClematis ligusticifolia
White Flowering CurrantRibes indecorum
White NightshadeSolanum douglasii
White SageSalvia apiana
Wild Canterbury BellPhacelia minor
Wild CucumberMarah macrocarpus
Wild GrapeVitis girdiana
Wild RadishRaphanus sativus
Wild RoseRosa californica
Wine Cup ClarkiaClarkia purpurea
Yellow Mariposa LilyCalochortus weedii
Yerba MansaAnemopsis californica
Yerba SantaEriodictyon crassifolium


Trees

Common NameScientific Name
Black CottonwoodPopulus balsamifera
Coast Live OakQuercus agrifolia
Engelmann OakQuercus engelmannii
Fremont CottonwoodPopulus fremontii
Mexican ElderberrySambucus mexicana
Red WillowSalix laevigata
Western SycamorePlatanus racemosa
White AlderAlnus rhombifolia


This Field Guide was produced by the

Fallbrook Trails Council.


      Logo designed by Carol Richey.


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Last update: 31 January 2015