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A Field Guide to Mammals of North America

Updated: Mar 9


Mammals of North America

Welcome to the diverse and fascinating world of North American mammals! From the iconic grizzly bear to the elusive mountain lion, this vast continent is home to a wide array of furry creatures that have captured our imaginations for centuries. With over 400 different species of mammals, ranging from tiny shrews to massive moose, North America is a treasure trove of biodiversity and wonder.


We'll delve into the world of North American mammals, exploring their habitats, and unique adaptations that allow them to thrive in a variety of environments. Whether you're a wildlife enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply curious about the animals that call this continent home, you'll find plenty to discover in our exploration of the mammals of North America. So come along with us on this journey and let's dive into the fascinating world of North American mammals!


Last Updated: 3/9/24

COUNT: 33 - Stay tuned, more mammals are to come with each outing.

American Bison Range: Select Areas in North America Habitat: Grasslands, Prairies Note: Yellow Stone National Park is the last location to see free-roaming Bison



​​American Bison (Juvenile) Range: Select Areas in North America Habitat: Grasslands, Prairies Note: Yellow Stone National Park is the last location to see free-roaming Bison



American Black Bear Range: North America Habitat: Forests, Swamps, tundra, and mountains Note: Can be Black, reddish, or blonde in color



​​American Black Bear (Juvenile) Range: North America Habitat: Forests, Swamps, tundra, and mountains



Bighorn Sheep Range: Rocky Mountains from Canada South Habitat: Mountains areas Note:



Black-tailed Deer Range: Western North America from British Columbia South Habitat: Coastal Rainforests, Mountains Note:



Black-tailed Prairie Dog Range: Mid-west North America Habitat: Grasslands, Prarries Note:



Bobcat Range: North America Habitat: Mountains, Grasslands, Forests Note:



Brush Rabbit Range: West Coast US Habitat: Woodland Edges, Chaparral Note:



California Ground Squirrel Range: Southern Washington thru California Habitat: Urban areas, Fields, Parks, Foothills Note:



California Sea Lion Range: Southeast Alaska to Mexico Habitat: Coastal waters, Sandy and Rocky areas Note:



Coastal Brown Bear Range: Southern Alaska Habitat: Grasslands, Meadows, Coastal areas, tundra Note: Much larger than their Grizzly Bear cousins



Columbian Black-tailed Deer Range: Western North America from British Columbia South Habitat: Coastal Rainforests, Mountains Note:



Coyote Range: North America Habitat: Deserts, Grasslands, Woodlands, Suburban Note:



Elk (Female) Range: Western US and Southwestern Canada Habitat: Plains, Meadows, Grasslands, Woodlands Note:



​​​Elk (Male) Range: Western US and Southwestern Canada Habitat: Plains, Meadows, Grasslands, Woodlands Note:



Gray Wolf Range: Alaska, Northwest America, West / Central Canada Habitat: Forests, tundra Note:



​​​Grizzly ( Adult ) Range: Alaska, Canada, and North Western US Habitat: Forest, Mountains, Rivers Note:



Groundhog Range: Eastern North America Habitat: Woodland Edges, Grasslands, Prarries Note:



Harbor Seal Range: Northern Pacific and Atlantic Ocean Habitat: Coastal waters, Rocky areas Note:



Least Chipmunk Range: Northwestern, central North America Habitat: Coniferous forest, alpine meadow, and tundra Note:



​​​Moose ( Adult ) Range: Alaska, Canada, and North West/Central US Habitat: Forests, Swamps, Marshes, Willow Thickets Note:



​​Moose ( Junvenile) Range: Alaska, Canada, and North West/Central US Habitat: Forests, Swamps, Marshes, Willow Thickets Note:



Mountain Goat Range: Southern Alaska and Western Canada into Washington State Habitat: Steep Mountain Areas Note:



Mule Deer (Female) Range: Western North America Habitat: Mountains, Forests, Meadows, Deserts Note:



North American River Otter Range: Alaska, Canada, and Northwestern/Eastern US Habitat: Streams, Rivers, Lakes, Coastal areas Note:



Northern Elephant Seal Range: Alaska, South to California Habitat: Ocean, Coastlines, Beaches Note:



​Pacific Walrus Range: North Pole, Bering Sea Habitat: Ocean, Coastlines, Beaches, Icebergs Note:



Red Squirrel Range: Alaska, Canada, NE United States Habitat: Mixed Forests



Rock Squirrel Range: Southwestern United States Habitat: Cliffs, Canyons, Rocky areas Note:


Santa Cruz Island Fox Range: Channel Islands California Habitat: Coastal dunes, Grassland, Bluffs Note: ENDANGERED



Sea Otter

Range: Northern Pacific

Habitat: Coastlines

Note:



Sitka Deer Range: Northern British Columbia to Southeastern Alaska Habitat: Coastal Rainforests Note:



Water Buffalo Range: Florida Habitat: Swamps Note:



​​White-tailed Deer (Juvenile) Range: North America Habitat: Plains, Meadows, Grasslands, Woodlands Note:



Wood Bison Range: Alaska Habitat: Tundra, Meadows, Grasslands Note: ENDANGERED



Yellow-bellied Marmot Range: Western US in Canada Habitat: Mountain Meadows, Rocky Areas Note:




Stay tuned, more mammals are to come with each outing.

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