General Information

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In this section we provide introductions to the wildlife groups of British Columbia. Use the menu below to access introductions on mammals, fish, insects, crustaceans, sea anemones and more.


Search for Species Pages


E-Fauna BC is a biogeographic atlas of the wildlife species of British Columbia. It includes a significant citizen science data component. Submit photos to our database in order to contribute to our BC knowledge base and mapping. Use the search features below to access our species pages. Note that the dots on our maps represent vouchered records only. Cursor over the drop down menus below to browse the atlas pages by species group. (View a sample atlas page).

Use the menus below to access species pages.



Atlas Page Search:
Photo Gallery Search:

Search for family, genus or species, including common names

Browse our scrolling species lists

Species Search

Use the Advanced Search to call up a species group, such as non-native species.



Attention Registered Photographers

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Photo Rotation Issue

Are your photos being uploaded with an improper orientation? We outline a solution to the problem here.

Especially for Kids: Videos by Rod Innes


Black Bear, Black Bear (2), American Dipper, Black Oystercatcher, Hairy Woodpecker, Killdeer, Pileated Woodpecker, Red-shafted Flicker, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Wilson's Snipe, Spittlebugs, Lady Beetles, River Otter

Comprehensive Search Feature


Use our Comprehensive Search Feature (located below) to search all three of our inter-related sites: E-Fauna BC, E-Flora BC and the Biodiversity of BC. Search for wildlife species, habitats, photographers and more.

All content on E-Fauna BC is covered by Canadian Copyright Law
Please note: for photographs submitted to the site, adherence to copyright law is the responsibility of the photographer.  Please ensure that you own the copyright to all photos that you submit to E-Fauna BC for publication, and that you have the right to submit the photos to our site. 

Photo Information

Lynx photo by David Shackleton

Visit our photo gallery to browse through more than 21,000 photos of birds, mammals, insects, and much more.

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Visit our PHOTOGRAPHY PAGE and learn about submitting photos to E-Fauna BC. Read our FAQs on photo use and photo submissions.

Would you like to contribute photos to E-Fauna BC?  Use the link below to register.A password for uploading photos will be provided once you have registered.

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Section Editors

LIbby Avis (Moths)
Aaron Baldwin (Marine Inverts)
Robb Bennett (Spiders)
Rob Cannings (Dragonflies, Robber Flies)
Marie Leung (Bumble Bees)
James Miskelly (Crickets and Grasshoppers)
Jamie Fenneman (Birds)
Cris Guppy (Butterflies)
Ian Gardiner (Freshwater Crustaceans and Molluscs)
Rose Klinkenberg (General)
Eric Taylor (Fish)

Feralia deceptiva Photo by Libby & Rick Avis