National Capital Parks-Central

Rank: 46

Park Description

National Capital Parks - Central (NACC) was established in 1965 to administer the National Park Service units in the memorial core of our nation's capital. Today, NACC preserves and interprets more than a dozen NPS areas including the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Ford's Theatre National Historic Site and the House Where Lincoln Died (Petersen House), Pennsylvania Avenue National Historical Park, and the Old Post Office Tower. These areas, along with hundreds of smaller parks, serve as settings for government buildings and the museums of the Smithsonian Institution. Each year NACC issues permits for thousands of special events and First Amendment activities on The National Mall, and hosts more than 10 million visitors who journey to Washington D.C. to find inspiration among the principle symbols of America's heritage.

Park Address

National Capital Parks-Central 900 Ohio Dr, SW

Washington, DC, 20024

National Capital Parks-Central Activites

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Species in National Capital Parks-Central by Category

Here you can look up all the species found in National Capital Parks-Central. Start by picking a category. From there you can see how many species have either the common name beggining with each letter or scientific name. It's a good place to start if you're looking for what kind of species are invasive to the park, or perhaps how common or rare a species is for that area.



 Name(s)  Scientific Name  Occurrence  Nativeness  Abundance
American Beaver, Beaver, Canadian Beaver Castor canadensis Present Native Unknown
 Name(s)  Scientific Name  Occurrence  Nativeness  Abundance
big brown bat Eptesicus fuscus Present Native Unknown
 Name(s)  Scientific Name  Occurrence  Nativeness  Abundance
Common Muskrat, Muskrat, Musquash, Water Rat Ondatra zibethicus Unconfirmed Native - -
 Name(s)  Scientific Name  Occurrence  Nativeness  Abundance
eastern red bat Lasiurus borealis Present Native Unknown
Eastern Pipistrelle, Northern Georgian Bat Pipistrellus subflavus Present Native Unknown
eastern gray squirrel Sciurus carolinensis Present Native Unknown
eastern chipmunk Tamias striatus Not In Park Native - -
 Name(s)  Scientific Name  Occurrence  Nativeness  Abundance
hoary bat Lasiurus cinereus Present Native Unknown
house mouse Mus musculus Not In Park Non-native - -
 Name(s)  Scientific Name  Occurrence  Nativeness  Abundance
little brown bat Myotis lucifugus Not In Park Native - -
 Name(s)  Scientific Name  Occurrence  Nativeness  Abundance
northern bat Myotis septentrionalis Not In Park Native - -
Norway rat Rattus norvegicus Present Native Unknown
 Name(s)  Scientific Name  Occurrence  Nativeness  Abundance
red fox Vulpes vulpes Present Native Unknown
raccoon Procyon lotor Unconfirmed Native - -
 Name(s)  Scientific Name  Occurrence  Nativeness  Abundance
Virginia opossum Didelphis virginiana Present Native Unknown
 Name(s)  Scientific Name  Occurrence  Nativeness  Abundance
white-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus Not In Park Native - -
woodchuck Marmota monax Not In Park Native - -

 Name(s)  Scientific Name  Occurrence  Nativeness  Abundance
American Pintail, Northern Pintail, Pintail Anas acuta Probably Present Native - -
American Wigeon, Baldpate Anas americana Probably Present Native - -
American Black Duck, Black Duck, Common Black Duck, Red-legged Black Duck Anas rubripes Present Native Rare
American Herring Gull, Herring Gull Larus argentatus Probably Present Native - -
american kestrel Falco sparverius Probably Present Native - -
American Coot, Northern American Coot Fulica americana Present Native Abundant
american crow Corvus brachyrhynchos Present Native Abundant
american goldfinch Carduelis tristis Probably Present Native - -
american redstart Setophaga ruticilla Probably Present Native - -
american robin Turdus migratorius Present Native Common
 Name(s)  Scientific Name  Occurrence  Nativeness  Abundance
Bald Eagle, Northern Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus Probably Present Native - -
Bufflehead, Buffle-head Bucephala albeola Probably Present Native - -
Bonaparte's Gull Larus philadelphia Probably Present Native - -
Bobwhites Colinus - - - - - -
Brown Creeper Certhia americana Probably Present Native - -
blue jay Cyanocitta cristata Present Native Common
barn swallow Hirundo rustica Present Native Abundant
baltimore oriole Icterus galbula Probably Present Native - -
brown-headed cowbird Molothrus ater Probably Present Native - -
brown thrasher Toxostoma rufum Probably Present Native - -
black-throated blue warbler Dendroica caerulescens Probably Present Native - -
bay-breasted warbler Dendroica castanea Probably Present Native - -
blackburnian warbler Dendroica fusca Probably Present Native - -
blackpoll warbler Dendroica striata Probably Present Native - -
black-throated green warbler Dendroica virens Probably Present Native - -
black-and-white warbler Mniotilta varia Probably Present Native - -
blue-winged warbler Vermivora pinus Probably Present Native - -
Black-crowned Night Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax Present Native Abundant
 Name(s)  Scientific Name  Occurrence  Nativeness  Abundance
cooper's hawk Accipiter cooperii Probably Present Native - -
Common Mallard, Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Present Native Abundant
Canada Goose, Eastern Canada Goose Branta canadensis Present Native Abundant
chimney swift Chaetura pelagica Probably Present Native - -
Clay-colored Sparrow Spizella pallida Probably Present Native - -
chipping sparrow Spizella passerina Probably Present Native - -
common grackle Quiscalus quiscula Probably Present Native - -
Carolina Chickadee Parus carolinensis Probably Present Native - -
chestnut-sided warbler Dendroica pensylvanica Probably Present Native - -
cape may warbler Dendroica tigrina Probably Present Native - -
common yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas Probably Present Native - -
connecticut warbler Oporornis agilis Probably Present Native - -
Common Oven-bird, Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapillus Probably Present Native - -
carolina wren Thryothorus ludovicianus Probably Present Native - -
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Probably Present Native - -
 Name(s)  Scientific Name  Occurrence  Nativeness  Abundance
dark-eyed junco Junco hyemalis Probably Present Native - -
downy woodpecker Picoides pubescens Probably Present Native - -
 Name(s)  Scientific Name  Occurrence  Nativeness  Abundance
Eastern Pigeon Hawk, Merlin, Pigeon Hawk Falco columbarius Probably Present Native - -
Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus Probably Present Native - -
european starling Sturnus vulgaris Present Non-native Abundant
eastern phoebe Sayornis phoebe Probably Present Native - -
eastern kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus Present Native Common
Eastern Green Heron, Green heron, Green-backed Heron Butorides virescens Probably Present Native - -
 Name(s)  Scientific Name  Occurrence  Nativeness  Abundance
Fish crow Corvus ossifragus Probably Present Native - -
Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca Probably Present Native - -
field sparrow Spizella pusilla Probably Present Native - -
 Name(s)  Scientific Name  Occurrence  Nativeness  Abundance
Green-winged Teal Anas crecca Probably Present Native - -
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus Probably Present Native - -
gray catbird Dumetella carolinensis Probably Present Native - -
great crested flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus - - - - - -
Great Blue Heron, Northern Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias Present Native Abundant
 Name(s)  Scientific Name  Occurrence  Nativeness  Abundance
Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus Present Native Rare
house finch Carpodacus mexicanus Probably Present Non-native - -
house sparrow Passer domesticus Probably Present Non-native - -
hairy woodpecker Picoides villosus Probably Present Native - -
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus Probably Present Native - -
Holboell's Grebe, Holboell's Red-necked Grebe, Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena Present Native Common
 Name(s)  Scientific Name  Occurrence  Nativeness  Abundance
Laughing Gull Larus atricilla Probably Present Native - -
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus Probably Present Native - -
Louisana Waterthrush Seiurus motacilla Probably Present Native - -
Long-billed Marsh Wren, Marsh Wren, Prairie Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris Probably Present Native - -
 Name(s)  Scientific Name  Occurrence  Nativeness  Abundance
mourning dove Zenaida macroura Probably Present Native - -
magnolia warbler Dendroica magnolia Probably Present Native - -
 Name(s)  Scientific Name  Occurrence  Nativeness  Abundance
northern cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis Probably Present Native - -
northern mockingbird Mimus polyglottos Probably Present Native - -
northern parula Parula americana Probably Present Native - -
Northern Waterthrush, Northern Water-Thrush Seiurus noveboracensis Probably Present Native - -
northern flicker Colaptes auratus Probably Present Native - -
 Name(s)  Scientific Name  Occurrence  Nativeness  Abundance
osprey Pandion haliaetus Present Native Common
 Name(s)  Scientific Name  Occurrence  Nativeness  Abundance
purple finch Carpodacus purpureus Probably Present Native - -
prairie warbler Dendroica discolor Probably Present Native - -
palm warbler Dendroica palmarum Probably Present Native - -
pine warbler Dendroica pinus - - - - - -
Philadelphia vireo Vireo philadelphicus Probably Present Native - -
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps Probably Present Native - -
 Name(s)  Scientific Name  Occurrence  Nativeness  Abundance
red-tailed hawk Buteo jamaicensis Probably Present Native - -
red-shouldered hawk Buteo lineatus Probably Present Native - -
ruby-throated hummingbird Archilochus colubris Probably Present Native - -
Rufous Hummingbirds Selasphorus - - - - - -
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis Probably Present Native - -
rock dove Columba livia Present Non-native Abundant
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata Unconfirmed - - - -
red-winged blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus Present Native Common
ruby-crowned kinglet Regulus calendula Probably Present Native - -
red-eyed vireo Vireo olivaceus Probably Present Native - -
red-bellied woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus Probably Present Native - -
 Name(s)  Scientific Name  Occurrence  Nativeness  Abundance
sharp-shinned hawk Accipiter striatus Probably Present Native - -
song sparrow Melospiza melodia Probably Present Native - -
scarlet tanager Piranga olivacea Probably Present Native - -
 Name(s)  Scientific Name  Occurrence  Nativeness  Abundance
Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor Probably Present Native - -
Tufted Titmouse Parus bicolor Probably Present Native - -
tennessee warbler Vermivora peregrina Probably Present Native - -
 Name(s)  Scientific Name  Occurrence  Nativeness  Abundance
veery Catharus fuscescens Probably Present Native - -
 Name(s)  Scientific Name  Occurrence  Nativeness  Abundance
Wood Duck Aix sponsa Probably Present Native - -
Wood Stork Mycteria americana Unconfirmed - - - -
white-throated sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis Probably Present Native - -
white-breasted nuthatch Sitta carolinensis Probably Present Native - -
winter wren Troglodytes troglodytes Probably Present Native - -
wood thrush Hylocichla mustelina Probably Present Native - -
white-eyed vireo Vireo griseus Probably Present Native - -
 Name(s)  Scientific Name  Occurrence  Nativeness  Abundance
yellow-throated warbler Dendroica dominica Probably Present Native - -
yellow warbler Dendroica petechia Probably Present Native - -
yellow-breasted chat Icteria virens Probably Present Native - -
yellow-throated vireo Vireo flavifrons Probably Present Native - -

 Name(s)  Scientific Name  Occurrence  Nativeness  Abundance
common snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina Not In Park Native - -
 Name(s)  Scientific Name  Occurrence  Nativeness  Abundance
five-lined skink Eumeces fasciatus Present Native Unknown
 Name(s)  Scientific Name  Occurrence  Nativeness  Abundance
red-eared slider Trachemys scripta elegans Not In Park Non-native - -

 Name(s)  Scientific Name  Occurrence  Nativeness  Abundance
GREATER SIREN Siren lacertina Not In Park Native - -

 Name(s)  Scientific Name  Occurrence  Nativeness  Abundance
- - Klebsiella pneumoniae Present - - - -