Species of Greatest Conservation Need

Resource Forest Type Category
LEAST BITTERN
The least bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) is a rare and local breeder in BCR 14. Its habitat is restricted to freshwater wetlands with tall dense…
Non-Forest, Palustrine, Speckled Alder Bird
LITTLE BROWN BAT
The little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus) was a common species in BCR 14 but its populations are quickly declining throughout the region. These bats…
Aspen/Birch, Aspen, Paper Birch, Hemlock, Non-Forest, Palustrine, Upland, Northern Hardwoods, Beech, Sugar Maple, Sugar Maple-Beech-Yellow Birch, Yellow Birch, Oak-Pine, Eastern White Pine, Northern Red Oak, Pine-Oak-Maple, Southern Hardwoods, Red Maple, Silver Maple, Speckled Alder, Spruce-Fir, Balsam Fir, Red Spruce, Spruce-Fir Mammal
LONG-EARED OWL
The long-eared owl (Asio otis) is a rare and local breeder in the southern part of BCR 14. It generally requires dense coniferous forests or…
Hemlock, Oak-Pine, Eastern White Pine, Pine-Oak-Maple Bird
LONG-TAILED SHREW
The long-tailed shrew (Sorex dispar) status is undetermined in BCR 14, although it is listed as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) in one…
Spruce-Fir, Balsam Fir, Balsam Fir (High), Red Spruce, Red Spruce (High), Spruce-Fir, Spruce-Fir (High) Mammal
MINK FROG
The mink frog (Lithobates septentrionalis), sometimes called the “frog of the north,” is a 1½ - to 3-inch greenish frog with irregular spots mottled…
Non-Forest, Palustrine Reptile / Amphibian
MOOSE
Moose (Alces alces) are most common in the northern part of BCR 14 but their populations are decreasing, with the possible exception of northern…
Mixedwood, Non-Forest, Palustrine, Northern Hardwoods, Sugar Maple, Sugar Maple-Beech-Yellow Birch, Yellow Birch, Southern Hardwoods, Red Maple, Speckled Alder, Spruce-Fir, Balsam Fir, Red Spruce, Spruce-Fir Mammal
MOURNING WARBLER
The Mourning warbler (Oporornis Philadelphia) is a locally common to uncommon breeder in BCR 14. It requires stands of dense saplings or shrubs…
Aspen/Birch, Aspen, Paper Birch, Mixedwood, Northern Hardwoods, Beech, Sugar Maple, Sugar Maple-Beech-Yellow Birch, Yellow Birch, Southern Hardwoods, Red Maple, Silver Maple Bird
NEW ENGLAND COTTONTAIL
The New England cottontail is a species of cottontail rabbit represented by fragmented populations in areas of New England, specifically from…
Non-Forest, Palustrine, Oak-Pine, Pine-Oak-Maple, Southern Hardwoods, Red Maple, Silver Maple, Speckled Alder Mammal
NORTHERN BLACK RACER
The northern black racer (Coluber constrictor constrictor) is a long slender 36- to 72-inch black snake with a white chin that inhabits a wide…
Aspen/Birch, Aspen, Paper Birch, Non-Forest, Upland, Oak-Pine, Eastern White Pine, Northern Red Oak, Pine-Oak-Maple Reptile / Amphibian
NORTHERN BOG LEMMING
The Northern bog lemming (Synaptomys borealis) has a subspecies (Sphagnicola) found in BCR 14. It is quite rare and seems to occur mostly at high…
Non-Forest, Palustrine, Spruce-Fir, Balsam Fir (High), Red Spruce (High), Spruce-Fir (High) Mammal
NORTHERN GOSHAWK
The Northern goshawk (Accipiter gentiles) is an uncommon to rare nester in BCR 14. It nests in the interior of pine, hemlock or mixed mature forest.…
Aspen/Birch, Paper Birch, Mixedwood, Northern Hardwoods, Beech, Sugar Maple, Sugar Maple-Beech-Yellow Birch, Yellow Birch, Oak-Pine, Eastern White Pine Bird
NORTHERN HARRIER
The Northern harrier (Circus cyaneus) is a rare and local breeder in BCR 14. It prefers open areas including marshes and upland fields containing…
Non-Forest, Palustrine Bird
NORTHERN LEOPARD FROG
The northern leopard frog (Lithobates pipiens) is a 2- to 3½-inch slender brownish or green frog with two or three rows of irregular rounded dark…
Non-Forest, Palustrine, Upland Reptile / Amphibian
NORTHERN LONG-EARED BAT
The Northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis), is federally-listed as threatened and occurs in BCR 14. This species hibernates in caves or…
Aspen/Birch, Aspen, Paper Birch, Hemlock, Non-Forest, Palustrine, Upland, Northern Hardwoods, Beech, Sugar Maple, Sugar Maple-Beech-Yellow Birch, Yellow Birch, Oak-Pine, Eastern White Pine, Northern Red Oak, Pine-Oak-Maple, Southern Hardwoods, Red Maple, Silver Maple, Speckled Alder, Spruce-Fir, Balsam Fir, Red Spruce, Spruce-Fir Mammal
NORTHERN WATER THRUSH
The Northern water thrush (Seiurus noveboracensis) is an uncommon to locally common species in BCR14. It prefers cool, shady, wet brushy areas near…
Mixedwood, Non-Forest, Upland, Speckled Alder Bird
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER
The olive-sided flycatcher (Contopus cooperi) is a fairly common breeder in northern New England, rarer in the southern part of BCR 14. It prefers…
Mixedwood, Spruce-Fir, Balsam Fir, Red Spruce, Spruce-Fir Bird
PRAIRIE WARBLER
The prairie warbler (Dendroica discolor) ranges from common in the southern part of BCR 14 to uncommon further north. It prefers dry thickets,…
Non-Forest, Upland, Oak-Pine, Pine-Oak-Maple Bird
PURPLE FINCH
The purple finch (Carpodacus purpureus) is a common to uncommon breeder in BCR 14. It is more common in the northern portion. It prefers coniferous…
Mixedwood, Spruce-Fir, Balsam Fir, Red Spruce, Spruce-Fir Bird
PURPLE MARTIN
The purple martin (Progne subis) is an uncommon to locally common breeder in scattered parts of BCR 14. It is a colonial nester and uses open areas…
Upland, Speckled Alder Bird
RED BAT
The red bat (Lasiurus borealis) is an uncommon to rare species in BCR 14. It is migratory and leaves the region in the winter. In summer it roosts in…
Aspen/Birch, Aspen, Paper Birch, Hemlock, Non-Forest, Palustrine, Upland, Northern Hardwoods, Beech, Sugar Maple, Sugar Maple-Beech-Yellow Birch, Yellow Birch, Oak-Pine, Eastern White Pine, Northern Red Oak, Pine-Oak-Maple, Southern Hardwoods, Red Maple, Silver Maple, Speckled Alder, Spruce-Fir, Balsam Fir, Red Spruce, Spruce-Fir Mammal