Federally Threatened and Endangered Birds found in Georgia
|Listed Birds||Georgia Range||Habitat||Threats|
|The Bald Eagle has been delisted but it is still protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. We have guidance available HERE.|
|Threatened Species - likely to become endangered in the foreseeable future|
||Winters on Georgia's coast; prefers areas with expansive sand or mudflats (for foraging) in close proximity to a sand beach (for roosting)||Habitat alteration and destruction and human disturbance in nesting colonies. Recreational and commercial development have contributed greatly to loss of breeding habitat.|
|Endangered Species - A species that is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range.|
|Transient on coast during migration
||Migrates through Georgia to wintering grounds in the Bahamas||Small population numbers, limited distribution on the breeding and wintering grounds, exacting breeding habitat requirements, and cowbird parasitism|
||Primarily feed in fresh and brackish wetlands and nest in cypress or other wooded swamps||
Decline due primarily to loss of suitable feeding habitat, particularly in south Florida. Other factors include loss of nesting habitat, prolonged drought/flooding, raccoon predation on nests, and human disturbance of rookeries.
5 Year Review - 2007
|Mature pine forests statewide
||Nest in mature pine with low understory vegetation (<1.5m); forage in pine and pine hardwood stands > 30 years of age, preferably > 10" dbh||
Reduction of older age pine stands and to encroachment of hardwood midstory in older age pine stands due to fire suppression
5 Year Review - 2006
Other listed species' recovery plans are available here.
In addition, the state of Georgia has a list of 471 animal "species of concern".