Category: Upland

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AMERICAN KESTREL
The American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) is a fairly common breeder in the central and northern part of BCR 14. It is a cavity nester and prefers fores...
Non-Forest, Upland, Northern Hardwoods, Beech, Sugar Maple, Sugar Maple-Beech-Yellow Birch, Yellow Birch, Oak-Pine, Pine-Oak-Maple Bird
BANK SWALLOW
The bank swallow (Riparia riparia) is locally common at scattered locations throughout the region. It is listed as a Species of Greatest Conservation ...
Non-Forest, Upland Bird
BIG BROWN BAT
The big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus) was a common species in BCR 14. Its populations are declining due to white-nose syndrome. This species is most ab...
Non-Forest, Upland Mammal
BLACK RAT SNAKE
The black rat snake (Pantherophis spp.) is a long, powerful constrictor reaching up to 6 feet in length. Adults are mostly black or brown with white, ...
Upland, Pine-Oak-Maple Reptile / Amphibian
BLANDING'S TURTLE
The Blanding’s turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) is a 7- to 9-inch turtle with yellow speckles that often run together to form streaks on the carapace. It...
Non-Forest, Palustrine, Upland Reptile / Amphibian
BLUE-WINGED WARBLER
The blue-winged warbler (Vermivora pinus) is an uncommon to locally common breeder whose population s apparently increasing. It is a breeder in the so...
Paper Birch, Upland, Speckled Alder Bird
BOBOLINK
The bobolink (Delichonyx oryzivorus) is a locally common breeder in BCR 14. Its populations have been declining due to the loss of the grasslands it u...
Non-Forest, Upland Bird
CLIFF SWALLOW
The cliff swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) is a common to locally common breeder in the northern portions of BCR 14. It prefers open areas such as g...
Non-Forest, Upland Bird
EASTERN BOX TURTLE
The eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina) is a small 4.5- to 7-inch terrestrial turtle with a highly domed shell and variable patterning. C...
Aspen/Birch, Aspen, Paper Birch, Non-Forest, Upland, Northern Hardwoods, Beech, Sugar Maple, Sugar Maple-Beech-Yellow Birch, Yellow Birch, Oak-Pine, Pine-Oak-Maple Reptile / Amphibian
EASTERN HOGNOSE SNAKE
The eastern hognose snake (Heterodon platirhinos) is a thick bodied snake measuring 20 to 35 inches with a characteristic upturned snout and keeled do...
Non-Forest, Palustrine, Upland, Oak-Pine, Eastern White Pine, Northern Red Oak, Pine-Oak-Maple Reptile / Amphibian