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Welcome

The Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology is the longest running scientific association devoted to the study of vertebrate ecology in the Pacific Northwest. Our society strives to promote professional working relationships among ornithologists, mammalogists, herpetologists, and ichthyologists in our region.

Please explore our website and be sure to check out our flagship publication, Northwestern Naturalist. If you share our passion for learning about the natural history and ecology of the Northwest consider attending our annual meeting, a great place to meet new people while learning about research that is currently being conducted in our region. Learn more.

Photo of the Month

Brent Matsuda

October

This Bear’s Head or Lion’s Mane mushroom (Hericium sp.) was observed and photographed in October 2014 by Brent Matsuda in Whistler, BC. From the photographer: “While not a vertebrate, it was most definitely consumed by vertebrates! A very… Read More

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September

Cora Lake and Mount Rainer from High Rock Lookout on Sawtooth Ridge. Cora Lake is home to the western toad, prickly sculpin, brook trout, fingernail clams, and a host of other invertebrates including freshwater sponges. Photo taken 14-Sept-2014… Read More

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August

This Columbia Spotted Frog (Rana luteiventris) was photographed by Roxy Tripp on June 23, 2014 near Merritt, British Columbia.

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July

This flock of big horn sheep (Ovis canadensis) was headed home to the Yoho National Park just outside Radium Hotsprings, British Columbia on July 22nd, 2014. The next morning the same sheep gave my son and I a… Read More

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June

Pacific Lamprey (Entosphenus tridentatus) passing through the fish ladder at the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River, June 6th 2014. Photo by Eric Lund.

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May

Calypso orchid (Calypso bulbosa), Falls Creek Falls trail, Skamania County, WA. Photographed on Mother’s Day (May 11th) 2014.

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April 2014: Pseudracris regilla blue color morph.

April

Pacific Chorus Frog (Pseudacris regilla) blue color morph observed in a cranberry bog 6 miles north of Port Orford, Oregon on April 22nd, 2009. Photo by Lois Miller.

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March

Palouse Falls, Washington. Photo by Erim Gomez.

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February

Western Spadefoot Toad (Spea hammondii). Winner of our 2011 photo contest. Photo by Erim Gomez.

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Bison Range

January

National Bison Range, Montana. Winner of our 2014 photo contest, Landscape category. Photo by Erim Gomez.

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