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Amphibians of Contra Costa County Poster Print

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The forests of Contra Costa County in Northern California is home to ten different species of amphibians. The species included: AMERICAN BULLFROG (Lithobates catesbeianus)ARBOREAL SALAMANDER (Aneides lugubris)CALIFORNIA RED-LEGGED FROG (Rana draytonii)CALIFORNIA NEWT (Taricha torosa)CALIFORNIA SLENDER SALAMANDER (Batrachoseps attenuatus)CALIFORNIA TIGER SALAMANDER (Ambystoma californiense)ENSATINA (Ensatina eschscholtzii)PACIFIC TREE FROG (Pseudacris regilla)ROUGH-SKINNED NEWT (Taricha granulosa)WESTERN TOAD (Anaxyrus boreas) FREE SHIPPING IN THE US

Songbirds of Contra Costa County Poster Print

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Contra Costa County is located in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area, and was one of the original 27 counties established in California in 1850. It is the ninth most populous county in the state, and is made up of 19 cities and many established communities in the unincorporated area. The county seat is Martinez.  The county's name means "opposite coast" because of its location opposite San Francisco, in an easterly direction, on San Francisco Bay.
In the county are several different natural environments, including grassland, oak woodland, chaparral, riparian gullies, streams, and wetlands. These areas provide excellent habitat for many different species of songbird. Species included: AMERICAN BUSHTIT (Psaltriparus minimus) AMERICAN ROBIN (Turdus migratorius) BLACK PHOEBE (Sayornis nigricans) CALIFORNIA SCRUB JAY (Aphelocoma californica) CALIFORNIA TOWHEE (Melozone crissalis) CEDAR WAXWING (Bombycilla cedrorum) CHESTNUT-BACKED CHICKADEE (Poecile rufescens) DARK-EYED JUNCO (Junco hyemalis) HERMIT THRUSH (Catharus guttatus) LAZULI BUNTING (Passerina amoena) MARSH WREN (Cistothorus palustris) OAK TITMOUSE (Baeolophus inornatus) ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER (Lophostrix cristata) PACIFIC WREN (Troglodytes pacificus) PURPLE FINCH (Lophostrix cristata) RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD (Agelaius phoeniceus) SPOTTED TOWHEE (Pipilo maculatus) STELLER’S JAY (Cyanocitta stelleri) TREE SWALLOW (Tachycineta bicolor) VARIED THRUSH (Ixoreus naevius) VIOLET-PURPLE SWALLOW (Tachycineta thalassina) WESTERN BLUEBIRD (Sialia mexicana) WESTERN MEADOWLARK (Sturnella neglecta) WESTERN TANAGER (Piranga ludoviciana) WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH (Sitta carolinensis) WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW (Zonotrichia leucophrys) FREE SHIPPING IN THE US