Species of Greatest Conservation Need

Resource Forest Type Category
ROCK VOLE
The rock vole (Microtus chrotorrhinus) is a rare species that usually occurs at higher elevations in coniferous or mixed wood types in BCR 14. It is…
Spruce-Fir, Balsam Fir (High), Red Spruce (High), Spruce-Fir (High) Mammal
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK
The rose-breasted grosbeak (Pheucticus ludeovicianus) is a fairly common breeder in BCR 14 but has been declining since the early 1980’s. It is…
Mixedwood, Northern Hardwoods, Beech, Sugar Maple, Sugar Maple-Beech-Yellow Birch, Yellow Birch, Oak-Pine, Northern Red Oak, Pine-Oak-Maple Bird
RUFFED GROUSE
The ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus) is categorized as fairly common in BCR 14. It is strongly associated with the aspen type but its ideal habitat…
Aspen/Birch, Aspen Bird
RUSTY BLACKBIRD
The rusty blackbird is a medium-sized blackbird, closely related to grackles. The latest habitat management recommendations for the rusty blackbird…
Non-Forest, Palustrine, Speckled Alder, Spruce-Fir, Balsam Fir, Red Spruce, Spruce-Fir Bird
SCARLET TANAGER
The scarlet tanager (Piranga olivacea) is a common and widespread breeder in BCR 14. It prefers mature deciduous or mixed forest. It is listed as a…
Mixedwood, Northern Hardwoods, Beech, Sugar Maple, Sugar Maple-Beech-Yellow Birch, Yellow Birch, Oak-Pine, Pine-Oak-Maple Bird
SEDGE WREN
The sedge wren (Cistothorus platensis) is a rare and irregular breeder in BCR 14. It prefers wet meadows or the drier margins of marshes. It is…
Speckled Alder Bird
SHARP-SHINNED HAWK
The sharp-shinned hawk (Accipiter striatus) has been in breeding decline in BCR 14 for a long time although there is some evidence that it has either…
Mixedwood, Northern Hardwoods, Beech, Sugar Maple, Sugar Maple-Beech-Yellow Birch, Yellow Birch, Oak-Pine, Pine-Oak-Maple, Spruce-Fir, Balsam Fir, Red Spruce, Spruce-Fir Bird
SILVER-HAIRED BAT
The silver-haired bat (Laisonycteris noctivigans) is an uncommon migratory bat. In summer it roosts in hollow trees, loose bark or in bark furrows.…
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
SMOOTH GREEN SNAKE
The smooth green snake (Opheodrys vernalis) is a brightly colored small snake with a long streamlined tail. It is a brilliant grass-green snake with…
Non-Forest, Palustrine Reptile / Amphibian
SORA
The sora (Porzana carolina) is a rare breeder in BCR 14. It prefers large marshes and wetlands with abundant emergent vegetation such as cattails. It…
Non-Forest, Palustrine, Speckled Alder Bird
SOUTHERN BOG LEMMING
The Southern bog lemming (Synaptomys cooperi) in an overall uncommon species in BCR 14 but can be common where it occurs. It prefers an herbaceous…
Non-Forest, Palustrine, Speckled Alder Mammal
SPOTTED TURTLE
The spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata) is a small, 3- to 5-inch dark or black turtle with yellow or orange spots marking its smooth carapace, head, and…
Non-Forest, Palustrine, Speckled Alder Reptile / Amphibian
SPRUCE GROUSE
The spruce grouse (Falcipennis canadensis) is either rare or uncommon in BCR 14. It requires large stands of dense coniferous forest for food and…
Spruce-Fir, Balsam Fir, Balsam Fir (High), Red Spruce, Red Spruce (High), Spruce-Fir, Spruce-Fir (High) Bird
THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
The three-toed woodpecker (Picoides tridactylus) is an uncommon resident in the northern part of BCR 14. It prefers mature to overmature spruce-fir…
Spruce-Fir, Balsam Fir, Red Spruce, Spruce-Fir Bird
TIMBER RATTLESNAKE
The timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) is a large, thick-bodied snake between 3 and 5 feet long. Individuals may be mostly black or patterned…
Oak-Pine, Eastern White Pine, Northern Red Oak, Pine-Oak-Maple Reptile / Amphibian
TRI-COLORED BAT
The tri-colored bat (Perimyotis subflavus) is an uncommon species that occurs in BCR 14. It hibernates in caves or mines and has been severely…
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
VEERY
The veery (Catharus fuscescens) is a common breeder in BCR 14. It prefers moist woodlands with a thick understory of trees and shrubs. It is listed…
Mixedwood, Northern Hardwoods, Beech, Sugar Maple, Sugar Maple-Beech-Yellow Birch, Yellow Birch, Southern Hardwoods, Red Maple Bird
VESPER SPARROW
The vesper sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus) is an uncommon and local breeder. Its populations are declining across BCR 14. It prefers dry upland areas…
Non-Forest, Upland Bird
WATER SHREW
The water shrew (Sorex palustris) is a relatively uncommon species in BCR 14. It prefers wet areas and softwood edges along ponds, streams and other…
Non-Forest, Palustrine, Speckled Alder Mammal
WHIP-POOR-WILL
The whip-poor-will (Caprimulgus vociferous) is fairly common in local areas. It prefers dry open woodlands or early successional forests often…
Aspen/Birch, Aspen, Paper Birch, Northern Hardwoods, Beech, Sugar Maple, Sugar Maple-Beech-Yellow Birch, Yellow Birch, Oak-Pine, Eastern White Pine, Northern Red Oak, Pine-Oak-Maple Bird