Species Identification in British Columbia

A few notes on good, accessible places for information on species found in British Columbia, Canada. I plan to continue editing and adding to this.

Animals Etc...


  • Atlas of the Breeding Birds of British Columbia. online
  • Rick Howie, "Birds of Kamloops, 2nd Ed.", 2003. online
  • The Feather Atlas, US Fish & Wildlife Service. Search Tool | Browse


  • Monica Pearson, Fraser Valley Frogs and Toads PDF

Arthropods (Insects, Bugs)

Butterflies & Moths

  • PNW region species list

  • HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants, The Natural History Museum, London, UK.

  • Jeffrey C. Miller & Paul C. Hammond, Butterflies and Moths of the Pacific Northwest Forests and Woodlands: Rare, Endangered, and Management-Sensitive Species, 2007, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), PDF.

  • The Moths of the British Isles, First Series Comprising the Families Sphingidae to Noctuidae, 1907. - useful diagrams.

  • Vascular Plants


    Data Collections

    • Canadensys. (explorer | main)
    • Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility (CBIF). (main)
    • Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). (main)


    • Canadian National Collection: Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes (database)
    • Royal British Columbia Museum: Entomology Collection, Province of British Columbia (database)
    • E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum, University of Alberta. (main)
    • Spencer Entomological Collection | Beaty Biodiversity Museum, UBC. (database / main)
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