General range: Subarctic waters of the northern Pacific Ocean, Bering and Okhotsk Seas, and Sea of Japan. Land Acknowledgement: The Burke Museum stands on the lands of the Coast Salish Peoples, whose ancestors resided here since time immemorial. identification: Buff to brown, appearing black when wet; males with pronounced head crest. habitat: Many habitats, primarily open forest and scrub. General range: Pacific Coast from California north to Alaska, and continuing down along the east coast of Russia. The mammals featured are: American Badger American Beaver American Bison American Black Bear American Elk American Mink American Pronghorn Experience even more at the Burke. Columbia Basin E of Columbia River; declining. Total length: 135-190 cm; tail: 75-175 mm; mass: 90-270 kg. identification: Masked face, ringed tail. The Columbian Mammoth,a prehistoric animal of Washington. Range in Washington: Statewide, but patchily distributed, rare. Introduced into Europe, British Isles, and Siberia. identification: Blackish above with large, gray shoulders. This list includes all species from the lists published by the American Society of Mammalogists or found in the comprehensive text Land Mammals of Oregon published in 1998. identification: Brown with cream bib under chin; long, bushy tail. habitat: Rocky shores and coastal waters along them. A membership pays for itself in 3 visits! Shrub steppe. habits: Hibernates and gives birth in winter den. They also clean up uneaten food that might otherwise attract mice and rats. diet: Prefers tree squirrels, Tamiasciurus, but also takes other small mammals and birds. MAMMALS land and marine during Focus On Nature Tours in WASHINGTON STATE and central CALIFORNIA those during our West Coast USA Tours mostly in the month of September with an (*) 1991 thru 2014 A list of Washington State and California mammals compiled by Armas Hill Photo at upper right: SEA OTTERS Codes: W: in Washington State C: in California Order Carnivora, Family Felidae (Cats) Range in Washington: Statewide. 141 species total (includes 9 introduced), 132 native species (27 are marine; 15 are flying, bats). Total length: 90-100 cm; tail: 35-45 cm; mass: 4-7 kg. Mammals Some of Oregon's larger mammals, such as deer and elk can easily be seen at places like Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area, Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, and the North Bank Habitat Management Area. Washington Maps: Nature Mapping. River Otters: Recently had a friend tell me, “They were big! Total length: 80-110 cm; tail: 15-25 cm; mass: 8-20 kg. GAP Analysis. Return to the Mammals of Washington home page. identification: Dark brown, occasionally with grayish head. habitat: Rivers and lakes, usually in wooded areas. habits: Exclusively aquatic; uses rocks as tools to crush shells. Crescent trout ( Oncorhynchus clarki crescenti) Beardslee trout ( Oncorhynchus mykiss irideus var. The first column of the table is for those denoted as the state mammal, and the second shows the state marine mammals. Great herds of Roosevelt, or Olympic, elk, which is the largest of the wapiti, roam the Olympic Peninsula. identification: Largest eared seal; face otter-like; bulls buff above, reddish below; cows brown. Total length: 20-35 cm; tail: 4.5-9 cm; mass: 50-180 g. Males about twice as large as females. identification: Spotted; smaller than striped skunk. Total length: 50-68 cm; tail: 15-24 cm; mass: 500-1500 g. habits: Eats porcupines by flipping them over and feeding along the unprotected abdomen. habitat: Mixed woodlands, farmlands, open areas. General range: Throughout northern hemisphere. Total length: 120-170 cm; tail: 9-12 cm; mass: up to 135 kg. North America except southeastern USA and northern Canada Range. habits: Voracious appetite; marks food caches with foul-smelling musk that repels other predators. Puget Sound trough from Lewis County S, also E slope of … Species in Washington; Ecosystems in Washington; Living with wildlife; At-risk species; Habitat recovery and protection; Aquatic Invasive Species; Wildlife diseases; Marine toxic contaminants; Fishing & Shellfishing. General range: North America to southern South America. Mammals found in Washington state Order Didelphimorphia: Opossum-like Marsupials Seattle, WA, United States. Many Indigenous peoples thrive in this place—alive and strong. Black-tailed deer are frequently seen in western Oregon along roadsides. diet: Carnivorous; prefers moose, caribou, and deer, but will catch small mammals. A membership pays for itself in 3 visits! The state animal of Washington is the Olympic marmot. Experience even more at the Burke. General range: Pacific Coast from Mexico to British Columbia, and Galapagos Islands. Range in Washington: Statewide, including marine waters of the Salish Sea and Puget Sound. Washington state recognizes two state mammals: the orca, or killer whale, as its marine mammal and the marmot as the state animal of Washington. diet: Omnivorous, including rodents, birds, fruits, and insects. Species are listed by common name, scientific name, and occurrence. identification: Rusty-red above, white below; sometimes blackish or silver. Total length: 55-80 cm; tail: 18-40 cm; mass: 2.5-6 kg. Maps of geographic distribution in North America are taken from "Land Mammals of Oregon," by B. J. Verts and L. N. Carraway (1998), University of California Press Range in Washington: Mountains and western lowlands. Rare instances where these lists disagree are noted. A state mammal is the official mammal of a U.S. state as designated by a state's legislature. Males larger than females. Total length: 90-130 cm; tail: 30-50 cm; mass: 5-14 kg. Order Carnivora, Family Mephitidae (Skunks), Reintroduction of Fishers to Olympic Peninsula. identification: Black with two broad white stripes that meet on head. habitat: Open areas, woodlands, forests, urban areas. identification: Black to yellowish-brown. This list of mammals of Oregon includes all wild mammal species living in or recently extirpated from the U.S. state of Oregon or its coastal shores. Total length: 35-55 cm; tail: 7-22 cm; mass: 800-1000 g. General range: North America south to Panama. identification: Dark brown with yellowish head; large crushing molars. Males and females about same size. Mountain meadows and grasslands. habitat: Temperate seas, breeds on subtropical sandy beaches. Orca. Total length: 105-130cm; tail length: 30-39cm; mass: 10-18kg. Total length: males 200-250 cm, females 150-200 cm; mass: males 200-300 kg, females 45-100 kg. Total length: males 190-220 cm, females 110-140 cm; mass: males 150-270 kg, females 35-55 kg. diet: Omnivorous, including fish, invertebrates, and berries. habitat: Usually at sea, breeds on rocky shores. habits: Ascends trees to flee predators; sprays by standing on forelegs and raising hindlegs and tail in the air. beardsleei) Pink (Humpback) salmon ( Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) Coho (Silver) salmon ( Oncorhynchus kisutch) Chinook (King) salmon ( Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) Sockeye salmon ( Oncorhynchus nerka) diet: Omnivorous, including rodents, birds, fruit, insects, eggs. Bobcat. diet: Broadly carnivorous; from deer to grasshoppers. Continue to general admission tickets page. Total length: 50-75 cm; tail: 15-20 cm; mass: 700-1600 g. habitat: Grassland and sagebrush, some forests. Total length: 80-100 cm; tail: 30-40 cm; mass: 2-8 kg. The creature, sometimes referred to as a "giant squirrel," resembles a squirrel with its pert nose set on a narrow face with bright, dark round eyes. The list of mammals below is taken directly from their list: only King County's mammals are included. habitat: Sandy or rocky beaches protected by high cliffs, preferably on islands. Animals with more specific designations are also listed. The general goal of this study is to "evaluate the potential role of Conservation Reserve lands in the long-term conservation of obligate grassland and shrubsteppe wildlife in the Columbia River Basin The study will help clarify the associations of small mammals with native shrubsteppe communities and CRP lands in shrubsteppe and agricultural landscapes. Total length: males 450-650 cm, females 300-350 cm; mass: males up to 3500 kg, females up to 900 kg. However, in rural areas the impact of non-native opossums preying upon native invertebrates, small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, ground-nesting birds, nestlings, and eggs is of concern to wildlife biologists. habitat: Many habitats, primarily open forest and scrub. Many of the links to species accounts are to the Animal Diversity Web of the University of Michigan's Museum of Zoology. The Burke Museum is administered by the UW College of Arts & Sciences. identification: Long, thin body; short tail with black tip; white belly. Range in Washington: Statewide except Columbia Basin. habitat: Many habitats, near water, urban areas. Wikimedia Commons. There are over 44 mammals within the fauna inhabiting the Ferry County. identification: Dark brown with paler belly; throat often silver-gray. Range in Washington: West of Cascades and southeastern corner. Marmots are a rodent in the squirrel family and the state animal of Washington. identification: Largest aquatic carnivore; large snout drooping over muzzle. General range: North America, Europe, Asia. Range in Washington: North Cascades, rare. North Cascades, N third and E edge of state. Total length: 30-55 cm; tail: 8-16 cm; mass: 85-270 g. General range: United States and Canada. Grasslands and oak woodlands. A comprehensive list of those mammals from the U. S. Forest Service is located at the bottom of this page. Total length: 75-180 cm; tail: 25-35 cm; mass: 12-36 kg. identification: Black to cinnamon, white blaze on chest. General range: Formerly widespread in North America, Europe, and Asia. diet: Carnivorous, primarily snowshoe hares. Common and scientific names from Washington State Field Guides-Mammals of … Total length: 180-200 cm; tail: about 75 mm; mass: 145-680 kg. identification: Largest terrestrial member of its family; dark brown with yellow bands from shoulders to hips. Maps of geographic distribution within Washington in our individual species accounts are taken from "Terrestrial Mammals of Washington State, a Washington Gap Analysis Project," by R. E. Johnson and K. M. Cassidy (1997) . conservation: State Threatened; Federal Threatened. 4300 15th Ave NE, General range: Southern Canada to Venezuela and Bolivia. For much of its geologic history — stretching all the way back to the Cambrian period, 500 million years ago — the state of Washington was submerged under water, which accounts for its relative lack of dinosaurs or, for that matter, any large terrestrial fossils from the Paleozoic or Mesozoic eras. Land Acknowledgement: The Burke Museum stands on the lands of the Coast Salish Peoples, whose ancestors resided here since time immemorial. Continue to general admission tickets page. identification: Larger than weasels, brown belly, white spotting on chin and throat. All species in the state are found on our checklist, and you can click on each name for an account of its natural history, geographic distribution, and further information. Total length: 60-95 cm; tail: 20-40 cm; mass: 6-22 kg. Many Indigenous peoples thrive in this place—alive and strong. conservation: State Endangered; Federal Threatened. Seattle, WA, United States. Spermophilus columbianus, Columbian Ground Squirrel. Total length: 150-275 cm; tail: 50-95 cm; mass: 40-125 kg. Lynx rufus. On this poster-print are many of them, including all genus currently living and native to the state. Total length: 85-105 cm; tail: 14-16 cm; mass: 8-18 kg. 4300 15th Ave NE, identification: Black spots on coat, short ear tufts. Spermophilus washingtoni, Washington Ground Squirrel. The state of Washington is home to many amazing mammals. identification: Yellowish-gray or brownish with dark spots above. identification: Smaller than a German shepherd, gray, runs with tail down. Total length: 50-85 cm; tail: 10-16 cm; mass: 5-11 kg. General range: Pacific Coast from Baja California, Mexico, through Alaska. Range in Washington: Pacific Coast, Salish Sea, Puget Sound. habits: When threatened, raises tail and sprays foul-smelling musk from anal glands. The Burke Museum is administered by the UW College of Arts & Sciences. Long, bushy tail with white tip. The remote wilderness areas of Washington provide a home for many large mammals. White-tailed deer and mule deer, as well as black bears and mountain goats, are also found in Washington. There are at least 9 large terrestrial mammal, 50 small mammal and 14 marine mammal species known to occur in Olympic National Park . General range: Taiga and southern tundra of Eurasia and North America. conservation: State Endangered; Federal Species of Concern. Range in Washington: Northern Washington, rare. conservation: State Candidate; Federal Species of Concern. A marmot is a burrowing animal of the rodent order in the squirrel family. Total length: 100-205 cm; tail: 35-50 cm; mass: 25-60 kg. 141 species total (includes 9 introduced) 132 native species (27 are marine; 15 are flying, bats) 90 species of native, land mammals; Sharlene Santana, Curator of Mammals and Professor of Biology habits: Swims very well and often hunts in water. identification: Plain, brownish-gray coat; long legs; long ear tufts. conservation: State Endangered; Federal Endangered. identification: Striped head, powerful claws. identification: Largest native cat, long tail, no spots. Total length: 85-95 cm; tail: 14-16 cm; mass: 7-11 kg. Spermophilus beecheyi, California Ground Squirrel. Welcome to this special area of Burke Mammalogy's website, where you can explore the biodiversity of Washington's mammals. diet: Prefers rabbits, also eats other small mammals, birds, and occasionally reptiles and plants. Here are some of the mammalian wildlife images I've managed to capture in this diverse habitat area. habits: Excavates rodent prey, including hibernating ground squirrels. The Olympic marmot is unique to the alpine region of Washington's Olympic Mountains. Range in Washington: Pacific Coast, Salish Sea - limited to western entrance of Strait of Juan de Fuca. Counting Washington's Mammal Species. identification: Long, thin body; long tail with black tip; yellowish belly; brown feet. General range: Throughout northern hemisphere. See also: List of freshwater fishes of Washington. identification: Larger than coyote, muzzle broader, runs with tail horizontal. Range in Washington: Most of state except Columbia Basin. Introduced into western Europe. habits: Captures rodents by entering their burrows. habitat: Wooded areas, brushy areas, wetlands, farmlands. diet: Prefers carrion, but will eat anything it can kill or find. diet: Prefers rabbits, also eats other small mammals, birds, and occasionally reptiles and plants. General range: North America, eastern Asia, western Europe. Total length: males 270-320 cm, females 190-220 cm; mass: males up to 1000 kg, females 270-375 kg. Sharlene Santana, Curator of Mammals and Professor of Biology.