Birds of Iowa


Welcome to the Birds of Iowa website. This site contains photos and information about birds I have photographed in Iowa and other places. I have also added photos of amphibians, bats, flowers, fungi, mammals, salamanders, snails, snakes and turtles.


This is a list of turtle species found in Iowa. The data in the individual pages is found in the Iowa DNR publication "The Lizards and Turtles of Iowa" which can be procured from the DNR. The data is reprinted with the permission of the Iowa DNR.




Terrapene ornata, Ornate Box Turtle

Chrysemys picta, Painted Turtle

Trachemys scripta, Red-eared Turtle

Graptemys geographica, Map turtle

Graptemys pseudogeographica, False Map Turtle

Emydoidea blandingi, Blanding's Turtle

Clemmys insculpta, Wood Turtle


Chelydra serpentina, Snapping Turtle


Kinosternon flavescens, Yellow Mud Turtle

Sternotherus odoratus, Stinkpot


Trionyx spiniferus, Spiny Softshell Turtle

Trionyx muticus, Smooth Softshell Turtle