This list of animals was compiled by trip member David Mostardi on a 1997 trip through Mineral King, in the Southern Sierra Nevada. David is an avid birder, and saw several life birds on this trip. He writes:

"Here is the list of birds/mammals from the trip. The animals are not randomly listed, but are in something called "taxonomic order," which is an agreed-upon ordering of animals within a class, more-or-less by how advanced they are on the evolutionary ladder."


Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis7/27/97Mosquito Lake "#1"
Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus7/27/97Mosquito Lakes
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus8/3/97Franklin Pass
Blue GrouseDendragapus obscurus8/4/97Franklin Creek Trail
Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus7/27/97Mosquito Lake "#4"
Gray FlycatcherEmpidonax wrightii8/2/97Forester Lake
Clark's NutcrackerNucifraga columbiana8/1/97"Bathtub" Lake
Mountain ChickadeeParus gambeli7/31/97Laurel Basin
Canyon WrenCatherpes mexicanus7/29/97Ansel Lake
American RobinTurdus migratorius7/26/97Atwell Mill campground
Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus8/2/97Forester Lake
Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus7/27/97Eagle Creek sinkhole
Mountain BluebirdSialia currucoides7/31/97Laurel Basin
Townsend's SolitaireMyadestes townsendi8/3/97Rattlesnake Creek
Orange-crowned WarblerVermivora celata8/4/97Franklin Creek Trail
Cassin's FinchCarpodacus cassinii8/4/97Kaweah River
Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis7/27/97Mosquito lake "#4"
White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys7/28/97Ansel Lake


BatOrder Chiroptera8/3/97Franklin Lake
Yellow-bellied MarmotMarmota flaviventris7/27/97Mosquito Lake "#4"
ChipmunkEutamias sp.7/28/97Ansel Lake?
Mule DeerOdocoileus hemionus7/27/97Mosquito Lake "#4"