Medium
Photo © gdurkee, some rights reserved
South Fork San Juaquin Rive... (Google, OSM) Details Hide details

Description

One of the lowest elevation pikas I'd heard or seen in quite sometime (about 8,000 feet). Likely as a result of global warming, their range has gone up about 1,000 feet + in the last 100 years. As recently as the 80s and 90s I would routinely hear pikas in the lower part of the canyon here.

Comments & Identifications

15 thumb
American Pika - Photo (c) Daniele Colombo, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
gdurkee's ID: American Pika (Ochotona princeps)
Posted by gdurkee almost 8 years ago (Flag)
636 thumb

Great info! According to google earth the lat/lon is at about 8450ft. Is this location relatively precise? I see talus both up and downstream from the point.

If you have any additional information on locations where you used to see pika in the past it could be very useful.

Posted by joaaelst over 4 years ago (Flag)
477 thumb
American Pika - Photo (c) Daniele Colombo, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
loarie's ID: American Pika (Ochotona princeps)
Posted by loarie over 4 years ago (Flag)
5692 thumb
Gray-headed Pika - Photo (c) Justin Johnsen (Justin.Johnsen), some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
justin2's ID: Gray-headed Pika (Ochotona princeps ssp. schisticeps)
Posted by justin2 over 3 years ago (Flag)
15383 thumb
American Pika - Photo (c) Daniele Colombo, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
sekihiker's ID: American Pika (Ochotona princeps)
Posted by sekihiker almost 3 years ago (Flag)
15 thumb

Catching up on comments after long absence... . Yes, that location is precise. I was a backcountry ranger in the area at the time and, over 30+ years had walked by that spot hundreds of times. Heard them there in the late 70s through maybe the late 80s, then nothing until this observation. About 2 miles south, there's a camp locally called Cony Camp for the pikas who used to hang out there. None now.

Posted by gdurkee 5 months ago (Flag)
5692 thumb
American Pika - Photo (c) Daniele Colombo, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
justin2's ID: American Pika (Ochotona princeps)
Posted by justin2 2 months ago (Flag)
Sign in or Sign up to add comments
Sign in or Sign up to add identifications
American Pika - Photo (c) Daniele Colombo, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
gdurkee's ID: American Pika (Ochotona princeps)
American Pika - Photo (c) Daniele Colombo, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
Community ID: American Pika (Ochotona princeps)
About
loarie sekihiker justin2 3 people agree
Logo eee 15px
Logo eee 15px

Data Quality Assessment

Research
Details Hide details
Logo eee 15px
Observation © gdurkee
Cc by small some rights reserved

Is this observation inappropriate, spam, or offensive? Flag this observation

If you think this observation is inaccurate, please add an ID, participate in the quality assessment above, or describe the inaccuracy in a comment.

Pin it button