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. 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 groups.


Enter text in the boxes below to search our database.

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Search for family, genus or species, including common names

Browse our scrolling species lists

Species Search

Use the Advanced Search for additional search features.



Photo Use

Contact the photographers directly for permissions for photo use.  Use the little envelope located below each photo in the photo gallery to email them directly.

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. 

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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Lynx photo by David Shackleton

If you are an expert and would like to contribute to our photo gallery, please contact us.

Photos Wanted


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