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Curious young racoons (Photo: Barry Cherriere)

Curious young racoons
(Photo: Barry Cherriere)

The What’s Alive in Hamilton wildlife checklists have been created for the public to use while out in Hamilton’s natural areas. Wildlife checklists are designed to add to the enjoyment of being outside by letting one know what species are out there, and which may not. To learn how to identify specific species listed in the What’s Alive in Hamilton wildlife checklists, consult field guides, animal apps on smart phones, and participate in nature programs within your community.

Download a copy of the What’s Alive in Hamilton Mammal Checklist from the latest Natural Areas Inventory

A note on printing the checklist: it can be printed out as a booklet, but it is up to the individual to format their printer to do so. 

This annotated species checklist is from the Natural Areas Inventory which is the culmination of a biological inventory conducted by the Club during 1991-1992 in conjunction with several government agencies. This study involved the inventory of evaluation of biophysical attributes of some 92 natural areas within the Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth, Ontario, Canada.

Checklist

Virginia Opossun
Common Shrew, Masked Shrew
Smoky Shrew
Water Shrew
Northern Short-tailed Shrew
Least Shrew
Hairy-tailed Mole
Star-nosed Mole
Little Brown Bat
Silver-haired Bat
Big Brown Bat
Hoary Bat
Red Bat
Man
Eastern Cottontail
European Hare
Snowshoe Hare
Eastern Chipmunk
Woodchuck Groundhog
Gray Squirrel
Red Squirrel
Northern Flying Squirrel
Southern Flying Squirrel
Beaver
Deer Mouse
White-footed Mouse
Muskrat
Meadow Vole
Woodland Vole, Pine Vole
Norway Rat
House Mouse
Meadow Jumping Mouse
Woodland Jumping Mouse
Porcupine
Coyote, Brush Wolf
Red Fox
Raccoon
Ermine, Short-tailed Weasel
Long-tailed Weasel
Mink
Striped Skunk
White-tailed Deer
Didelphis virginiana
Sorex cinereus
Sorex fumeus
Sorex palustris
Blarina brevicauda
Cryptotis parva
Parascalops breweri
Condylura cristata
Myotis lucifugus
Lasionycteris noctivagans
Eptesicus fuscus
Lasiurus cinereus
Lasiurus borealis
Homo sapiens
Sylvilagus floridanus
Lepus europaeus
Lepus americanus
Tamias striatus
Marmota monax
Sciurus carolinensis
Tamiasciurus hudsonicus
Glaucomys sabrinus
Glaucomys volans
Castor canadensis
Peromyscus maniculatus
Peromyscus leucopus
Ondatra zibethicus
Microtus pennsylvanicus
Pitymys pinetorum
Rattus norvegicus
Mus musculus
Zapus hudsonius
Napaeozapus insignis
Erethizon dorsatum
Canis latrans
Vulpes vulpes
Procyon lotor
Mustela ermine
Mustela frenata
Mustela vison
Mephitis mephitis
Odocoileus virginianus