• View of Half Dome and Washington Column in Yosemite Valley


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  • Tioga Road is Closed for the Winter

    The Tioga Road (Highway 120 through the park) is closed due to snow; it usually reopens in late May or June. You can check on current road conditions by calling 209/372-0200 (press 1 then 1). More »

Wildlife Species Lists

Belding's squirrel stands upright

Studies have been done on the social behavior of the Belding's ground squirrel.

D. Herr/U.S. Forest Service

Download the Yosemite Bird Checklist [343 kb PDF]. (To print on 8.5x11-inch paper, click on "Properties" to select "2 Sided Print, Flip on Short Edge" and scale page to "Shrink to Printable Area.")

Mammal species list

Amphibian species list

Reptile species list

Fish species list

Special status animal species (including endangered definitions)

  • Fast Fact: Insects make up the most abundant animal species population in Yosemite and throughout the world. Butterflies are the most studied insect within the park. View a comprehensive list of Yosemite’s butterflies.
  • Across the Country: 1,000 federally-listed T&E species are located in more than 200 of 392 National Park Service units.
  • Help the Scientists: Fill out a Wildlife Observation Card to report wildlife sightings to the park. [37 kb PDF]

Did You Know?

Riparian area in Tuolumne Meadows

Riparian communities are adjacent to the river channel and tributaries; they are the interface between the river and surrounding meadow and upland communities. They provide specialized habitat and important nutrients to the meadow and river systems.