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Iowa Flora and Fauna Specialist Database
The Iowa Flora and Fauna Specialist Database is designed to be a resource for land managers that are interested in learning what flora and fauna are present on their land. These specialists can help land managers identify specimens through photos, offer technical assistance for managing wildlife through email or phone calls, and some will even come out and survey for different wildlife. The goal of this database is to make it easier for land managers to get the information they need to manage for fish and wildlife diversity. If you need assistance with identifying flora and fauna or would like suggestions on how to manage for certain species, please use this database as a tool to help you connect to people who can help you get the information you need.
(Due to the large size of the avian specialist community, bird specialist lists may be added at a later date.)

Note: For questions regarding injured wildlife, please refer to our list of Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitators.

For general animal control information, please check these animal control website links:

Iowa's Occasional Wildlife Visitors

Populations of large mammals, once native to Iowa, have been gone from the Iowa landscape for 80 to 100 years. Learn more regarding wolves, bears, mountain lions and moose.

Iowa Wildlife Species
Learn fascinating facts and information about several Iowa wildlife species, including those on threatened and endangered species lists.

Fact Sheet: Bald Eagles and Lead Poisoning  
White-tailed jackrabbit (Lepus townsendii)  
Cottontail rabbit (Sylvilagus floridanus)  
White-tailed deer (Odecoileus virginianus)  
Wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)  
Ring-necked pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)  
Bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus)  
Gray (Hungarian) partridge (Perdix perdix)  
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  
Mountain Lions in Iowa (Felis concolor)  
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)  
Barn Owl (Tyto alba)  
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)  
Raptor Identification  
Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

Iowa's Threatened, Endangered, and Special Concern species:

Indiana Bat (Myotis sodalis)  
Least Shrew (Cryptotis parva)  
Plains Pocket Mouse (Perognathus flavescens)  
Red-backed Vole (Clethrionomys gapperi)  
Southern Bog Lemming (Synaptomys cooperi)  
Southern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys volans)  
Spotted Skunk (Spilogle putorius)  
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)  
Black Tern (Chlidonias niger)  
Cerulean Warbler (Dendroica cerulean)  
Common Barn Owl (Tyto alba)  
Forster's Tern (Sterna forsteri)  
Henslow's Sparrow (Ammodramus hanslowii)  
Interior Least Tern (Sterna antillarum)  
King Rail (Rallus elegans)  
Long-eared Owl (Asio otus)  
Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus)  
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)  
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus)  
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)  
Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)
Acadian Hairstreak (Styrium acadicum)  
Arogos Skipper (Atrytone arogos)  
Baltimore Checkerspot (Euphydryas phaeton)  
Broad-winged Skipper (Poanes viator)  
Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus)  
Common Ringlet (Coenonympha tullia)  
Dakota Skipper (Hesperia dacotae)  
Dion Skipper (Euphyes dion)  
Dusted Skipper (Atrytonopsis hianna)  
Leonard's Skipper (Hesperia l. leonardus)  
Mulberry Wing (Poanes massasoit)  
Olympia Marble (Euchloe olympia)  
Ottoe Skipper (Hesperia ottoe)  
Poweshiek Skipperling (Oarisma powesheik)  
Purplish Copper (Lycaena helloides)  
Regal Fritillary (Speyeria idalia)  
Silvery Blue (Glaucopsyche lygdamus)  
Swamp Metalmark (Calephelis mutica)  
Two-spotted Skipper (Euphyes bimacula)

American Brook Lamprey (Lampetra appendix)  
Black Redhorse (Moxostoma duquesnei)  
Blacknose Shiner (Notropis heterolepis)  
Bluntnose Darter (Etheostoma chlorosomum)  
Burbot (Lota lota)  
Chestnut Lamprey (Ichthyomyzon castaneus)  
Freckled Madtom (Noturus nocturnus)  
Grass Pickerel (Esox amercicanus)  
Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser Fulvescens)  
Least Darter (Etheostoma microperca)  
Orangethroat Darter (Etheostoma spectabile)  
Pallid Sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus)  
Pearl Dace (Margariscus margarita)  
Pirate Perch (Aphredoderus sayanus)  
Pugnose Minnow (Notropis emiliae)  
Pugnose Shiner (Notropis anogenus)  
Topeka Shiner (Notropis topeka)  
Weed Shiner (Notropis texanus)  
Western Sand Darter (Ammocrypta clara)  
Blanding's Turtle (Emydoidia blandingii)  
Common Musk Turtle (Sternotherus odoratus)  
Ornate Box Turtle (Terrapene ornate)  
Wood Turtle (Clemmys insculpta)  
Yellow Mud Turtles (Kinosternon flavescens)  
Blue-spotted salamander (Ambystoma laterale)  
Central Newt (Notophthalmus viridescens)  
Crawfish Frog (Rana areolata)  
Mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus)  
Great Plains Skink (Eumeces obsoletus)  
Slender Glass Lizard (Ophisaurus attenuatus)  
Bullsnake (Pituophis catenifer sayi)  
Copperbelly Water Snake (Nerodia erythrogaster neglecta)  
Copperhead (Agkinstrodon contortrix)  
Diamondback Water Snake (Nerodia rhombifera)  
Massasauga Rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus)  
Prairie Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis)  
Smooth Green Snake (Opheodrys vernalis)  
Speckled King Snake (Lampropeltis getulus)  
Western Hognose Snake (Heterodon nasicus)  
Western Worm Snake (Caphophis amoenus vermis)  
Butterfly (Ellipsaria lineolata)  
Creek Heelsplitter (Lasmigona compressa)  
Cylindrical Papershell (Anodontoides ferussacianus)  
Ellipse (Venustaconcha ellipsiformis)  
Higgin's-eye Pearly Mussel (Lampsilis higginsi)  
Pistolgrip (Tritogonia verrucosa)  
Purple Wartyback (Cyclonaias tuberculata)  
Round Pigtoe (Pleurobema sintoxia)  
Sheepnose (Plethobasus cyphyus)  
Slippershell (Alasmidonta viridis)  
Slough Sandshell (Lampsilis teres teres)  
Spectacle Case (Cumberlandia monodonta)  
Strange Floater (Strophitus undulates)  
Yellow Sandshell (Lampsilis teres anodontoides)  
Bluff Vertigo (Vertigo meramecensis)  
Briarton Pleistocene Vertigo (Vertigo briarensis)  
Frigid Ambersnail (Catinella gelida)  
Iowa Pleistocene Ambersnail (Succinea species 4)  
Iowa Pleistocene Snail (Discus macclintocki)  
Iowa Pleistocene Vertigo (Vertigo iowaensis)  
Midwest Pleistocene Vertigo (Vertigo hubrichti)  
Minnesota Pleistocene Ambersnail (Succinea species 3)