Species of Greatest Conservation Need

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ALDER FLYCATCHER
The alder flycatcher (Empidonax alnorum) is an uncommon breeder in BCR 14 with the exception of Maine where it is more common. It is listed as a…
Mixedwood, Non-Forest, Palustrine, Southern Hardwoods, Silver Maple, Speckled Alder Bird
AMERICAN BLACK DUCK
The American black duck (Anas rubripes) is a common to fairly common breeder in BCR 14. It uses a wide variety of fresh water habitats and nests in…
Non-Forest, Palustrine, Speckled Alder Bird
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…
Non-Forest, Upland, Northern Hardwoods, Beech, Sugar Maple, Sugar Maple-Beech-Yellow Birch, Yellow Birch, Oak-Pine, Pine-Oak-Maple Bird
AMERICAN MARTEN
American marten (Martes americana), also known as pine marten or the American sable, belong to the weasel family and are closely related to fisher…
Spruce-Fir, Balsam Fir, Balsam Fir (High), Red Spruce, Red Spruce (High), Spruce-Fir, Spruce-Fir (High) Mammal
AMERICAN WOODCOCK
The American Woodcock is a small shorebird species found primarily in the eastern half of North America and is listed as a Species of Greatest…
Aspen/Birch, Aspen, Mixedwood, Northern Hardwoods, Beech, Sugar Maple, Sugar Maple-Beech-Yellow Birch, Yellow Birch, Southern Hardwoods, Red Maple, Silver Maple, Speckled Alder Bird
BALD EAGLE
The latest habitat management recommendations for the bald eagle are found in the National Bald Eagle Management Guidelines by the U.S. Fish and…
Oak-Pine, Eastern White Pine 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
BAY-BREASTED WARBLER
The bay-breasted warbler (Dendroica castanea) is a common to rare breeder mostly in the northern part of BCR 14. It prefers second growth boreal…
Mixedwood Bird
BICKNELL'S THRUSH
The Bicknell’s thrush (Catharus bicknelli) is locally common to uncommon in BCR 14. It requires high-elevation stunted spruce-fir forests for nesting…
Spruce-Fir, Balsam Fir (High), Red Spruce (High), Spruce-Fir (High) 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…
Non-Forest, Upland Mammal
BLACK AND WHITE WARBLER
The black-and-white warbler (Mniotilta varia) is a common to uncommon widespread breeder throughout BCR 14. It is most likely to be found in hardwood…
Mixedwood, Northern Hardwoods, Beech, Sugar Maple, Sugar Maple-Beech-Yellow Birch, Yellow Birch, Oak-Pine, Pine-Oak-Maple Bird
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
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO
The black-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus erythrophthalmus) is an uncommon but widespread species in BCR 14. It is listed as a Species of Greatest…
Oak-Pine, Northern Red Oak, Pine-Oak-Maple Bird
BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER
The Black-throated blue warbler (Dendroica caerulescens) is a common to fairly common breeder in BCR 14. It prefers deciduous or mixed woodlands with…
Mixedwood, Northern Hardwoods, Beech, Sugar Maple, Sugar Maple-Beech-Yellow Birch, Yellow Birch Bird
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.…
Non-Forest, Palustrine, Upland Reptile / Amphibian
BLUE-SPOTTED SALAMANDER
The blue-spotted salamander (Ambystoma laterale) is a dark-bodied salamander measuring 3½ to 5 inches and speckled with blue or white flecks and…
Non-Forest, Palustrine, Southern Hardwoods, Red Maple, Speckled Alder 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…
Paper Birch, Upland, Speckled Alder Bird
BOBCAT
Bobcats are the most widely distributed wild felid in North America and are found in a broad variety of habitat types. They are listed as a Species…
Mixedwood, Spruce-Fir, Balsam Fir, Red Spruce, Spruce-Fir Mammal
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…
Non-Forest, Upland Bird
BROAD-WINGED HAWK
The broad-winged hawk (Buteo platyperus) is a fairly common breeder throughout BCR 14. This bird prefers a matrix of openings, such as pasture, field…
Aspen/Birch, Paper Birch, Northern Hardwoods, Beech, Sugar Maple, Sugar Maple-Beech-Yellow Birch, Yellow Birch, Oak-Pine, Pine-Oak-Maple, Southern Hardwoods, Red Maple, Silver Maple Bird