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Since the founding of Colibri in 2010, we have planned, overseen, managed, coordinated, and carried out biological resource investigations throughout much of California and the northern Gulf of Mexico. Our scientists are distributed among six locations in California and have a particularly detailed knowledge of the flora and fauna of the San Joaquin Valley and its surrounding foothills and mountains.

Some of the special-status species we deal with most often include:

PLANTS
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  • Bakersfield cactus
  • California jewelflower
  • Hairy Orcutt grass
  • Kern mallow
  • Mariposa pussypaws
  • San Joaquin adobe sunburst
  • San Joaquin woollythreads
  • Succulent owl’s-clover
  • Tree anemone
INVERTEBRATES
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  • Bay checkerspot butterfly
  • Mission blue butterfly
  • San Bruno elphin butterfly
  • Valley elderberry longhorn beetle
  • Vernal pool fairy shrimp
  • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp
AMPHIBIANS
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  • California red-legged frog
  • California tiger salamander
  • Foothill yellow-legged frog
  • Limestone salamander
  • Santa Cruz long-toed salamander
  • Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog
  • Western spadefoot
  • Yosemite Toad
REPTILES
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  • Alameda whipsnake
  • Blainville’s horned lizard
  • Blunt-nosed leopard lizard
  • Giant garter snake
  • San Francisco garter snake
  • Western pond turtle
BIRDS
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  • Bald eagle
  • Burrowing owl
  • Golden eagle
  • Great gray owl
  • Northern goshawk
  • Spotted owl
  • Swainson’s hawk
  • Tricolored blackbird
MAMMALS
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  • Buena Vista Lake shrew
  • Fisher
  • Giant kangaroo rat
  • Mohave ground squirrel
  • Salt mouse harvest mouse
  • San Joaquin antelope squirrel
  • San Joaquin kangaroo rat
  • San Joaquin kit fox