Species Identification Resources

Help build a larger network of wildlife cameras by observing the seasonal movements of Sky Island species in the U.S. and Mexico.

Some of the species on the FotoFauna checklist can be tricky to tell apart. Use these identification resources to learn the difference between some of our Sky Island creatures, like skunks and jackrabbits!

 


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Guides:

Identifying Similar Looking Animals on Wildlife Cameras – Sky Island Alliance

Guide to Identifying Difficult Mammals – Saguaro National Park


Graphics:

Hooded skunks come in a variety of patterns!

The coat variations of the hooded skunks found in the Sky Islands. Credit: Meagan Bethel


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