Natural History References



Avibase:  9 million records about 10,000 species and 22,000 subspecies

Southwestern New Mexico Audubon Society

Mesilla Valley Audubon Society

New Mexico Ornithological Society

The Dynamic Environmental History of Southwest Willow Flycatcher Habitat.pdf

Birding the Day Away - One of the best visual aids to identifying the parts of a bird.


Butterflies of New Mexico

Moths of New Mexico

New Mexico Butterfly Blog

Butterflies of New Mexico showing range by county

Article on Butterflies of Southern New Mexico

Glossary of Entomology Terms

Rio Grande Nature Site (Butterflies)

Rio Grande Nature Site (Moths)

Pacific Northwest Moths - Glossary


Nature Serve Explorer:   70,000+ plants, animals, and ecosystems of the United States and Canada

Biota Information of New Mexico (BISON)


New Mexico Geological Society


The New World Tarantula-Hawk Wasp Genus Pepsis

BugGuide:  Identification, Images, & Information for Insects, Spiders & Their Kin for the United States and Canada

A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico - NMSU

Grasshoppers: Their Biology, Identification, and Management - USDA ARS

Singing Insects of North America - University of Florida Entomology & Nematology Dept.

Extension Resources & Online Publications from University of Florida Entomology and Nematology

Navajo Nature - Focus on Ants in Particular

Ant Ark - Information on ants from around the world

Ants of the Southwest

Bumble Bees of the Western United States.pdf

Nice key to Bumble Bees of New Mexico: Bombus of New Mexico.pdf


A Few On-Line References & .pdf’s Hosted Here


American Society of Mammalogists (Mammals of New Mexico)

New Mexico Mammal Resources  (Museum of Southwestern Biology)

New Mexico List


Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness - Russ Kleinman’s site - Exhaustive

New Mexico Rare Plants (NM Rare Plant Technical Council)

Trees of the Gila Forest Region, New Mexico.pdf by Richard Felger and Kelly Kindscher

Native Plant Society of New Mexico

Wildflowers, Ferns & Trees of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah

Cactus Information

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

The Biota of North America Program - excellent


New Mexico Herpetological Society

Herpetofauna of New Mexico


Revision of the Wolf Spiders of the Genus North and Central America

BugGuide:  Identification, Images, & Information for Insects, Spiders & Their Kin for the United States and Canada