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Wildlife Commonly Found in MA

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Mammals

Common mammals found in Massachusetts

Common Adult Carnivorous Mammals

Mammals - Coyote
Coyotes
Mammals - Fox
Foxes
Mammals - Bobcat
Bobcats
Mammals - Fisher
Fishers

Common Baby Carnivorous Mammals

Mammals - Coyote
Baby Coyotes
Mammals - Fox
Baby Foxes
Mammals - Bobcat
Baby Bobcats
Mammals - Fisher
Baby Fishers

Common Non-carnivorous Mammals

Mammals - Porcupine
Porcupines
Mammals - Opossum
Opossums
Mammals - Rabbit
Rabbits
Mammals - Squirrel
Squirrels
Mammals - Beaver
Beavers
Mammals - Deer
Deer

Common Non-carnivorous Baby Mammals

Mammals - Porcupine
Baby Porcupines
Mammals - Opossum
Baby Opossums
Mammals - Rabbit
Baby Rabbits
Mammals - Squirrel
Baby Squirrels
Mammals - Beaver
Baby Beavers
Mammals - Fawn
Fawns

Common Rabies-vector Mammals

Mammals - Raccoon
Raccoons
Mammals - Woodchuck
Woodchucks
Mammals - Skunk
Skunks
Mammals - Bat
Bats

Common Rabies Vector Babies

Mammals - Raccoon
Baby Raccoons
Mammals - Woodchuck
Baby Woodchucks
Mammals - Skunk
Baby Skunks
Mammals - Bat
Baby Bats

Other Baby Mammals

Other Baby Mammal
Other Baby Mammals

Birds

Common birds found in Massachusetts

Common Birds of Prey

Birds - Prey - Broad Winged Hawk
Hawks
Birds - Prey - Barred Owl
Owls
Birds - Prey - Bald Eagle
Bald Eagles
(Threatened)
Birds - Prey - Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine Falcons
(Threatened)
Birds - Prey - Barn Owl
Barn Owls
(Special Concern)
Other Bird of Prey
Other Birds of Prey

Visit MA Fish & Wildlife for the most current list of species status for birds.

Common Songbirds

Birds - Bluejay
Bluejays
Birds - Cardinal
Cardinals
Birds - Black Capped Chickadee
Chickadees
Birds - Robin
Robins
Other Songbird
Other Songbirds

Common Waterfowl

Birds - Mallard
Ducks
Birds - Swan
Swans
Birds - Loon
Loons
Birds - Canada Goose
Geese
Other Waterfowl
Other Waterfowl

Other Common Birds

Birds - Crow
Crows
Birds - Gull
Gulls
Birds - Turkey
Turkeys
Birds - Mourning Dove
Pigeons/Doves

Cannot Identify the Bird

Unable to ID bird
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Reptiles & Amphibians

Common reptiles & amphibians found in Massachusetts

Turtle
Turtles
Reptiles - Snapping Turtle
Snapping Turtles
Caution! Dangerous Animal
Blanding's Turtle, Threatened. Photo by Lori Erb
Blanding’s Turtles
(Threatened)
(Photo by Lori Erb)
Diamond-backed Terrapin, Threatened. Photo by MassWildlife.
Diamond-backed Terrapins
(Threatened)
(Photo by MassWildlife)
Northern Red-bellied Cooter, Endangered. Photo by MassWildlife.
Northern Red-bellied Cooters
(Endangered)
(Photo by MassWildlife)
Bog Turtle, Endangered. Photo by Lori Erb.
Bog Turtles
(Endangered)
(Photo by Lori Erb)
Eastern Box Turtle, Special Concern. Photo by Liz Willey.
Eastern Box Turtles
(Special Concern)
(Photo by Liz Willey)
Wood Turtle, Special Concern. Photo by Mike Jones.
Wood Turtles
(Special Concern)
(Photo by Mike Jones)
Snake
Snakes
Frog
Frogs
Reptiles - Spotted Salamander
Spotted Salamanders
Reptiles - Venomous Ma Snakes
Venomous snakes of MA

Visit MA Fish & Wildlife for most current list of species status for turtles.