New England Field Office
Conserving the Nature of New England



Endangered Species

New England Listed Species

The following federally-listed species are protected in New England. This list includes links to species information on our National Fish and Wildlife Service website including current Federal Register documents, HCPs, Recovery Plans, Life History accounts.


Canada Lynx - Lynx canadensis
Eastern Cougar -Puma (=Felis) concolor couguar
Gray Wolf -Canis lupus
Indiana Bat - Myotis sodalis
Northern Long-eared Bat - Myotis septentrionalis

Atlantic Coast Piping Plover - Charadrius melodus
Atlantic Coast piping plover website
Red Knot - Calidris canutus rufa
Red Knot Fact Sheet
Roseate Tern – Sterna dougallii dougallii

Bog Turtle - Clemmys muhlenbergii
Northern Redbelly Cooter (Plymouth redbelly turtle) Pseudemys rubriventris bangsii
Northern Redbelly Cooter 5-year Review;(pdf size 1.6MB*) May 2007

Atlantic Salmon - Salmo salar (Maine only)
Maine Atlantic Salmon Atlas


American Burying Beetle - Nicrophorus americanus
Karner Blue Butterfly - Lycaeides melissa samuelis
Karner Blue Butterfly Fact sheet
Northeastern Beach Tiger Beetle - Cicindela dorsalis dorsalis
Puritan Tiger Beetle - Cicindela puritana

Dwarf Wedgemussel - Alasmidonta heterodon
Dwarf Wedgemussel 5-Year Status Review 2007
  (pdf size 1.14MB*)

Jesup ’s Milkvetch - Astragalus robbinsii var. jesupi
Northeastern Bulrush - Scirpus ancistrochaetus
Sandplain Gerardia - Agalinis acuta
Small Whorled Pogonia - Isotria medeoloides
Seabeach Amaranth - Amaranthus pumilus (historic)
American Chaffseed - Schwalbea americana (historic)
Eastern Prairie Fringed Orchid - Platanthera leucophaea (Maine only)
Furbish’s Lousewort - Pedicularis furbishiae (Maine only)

Candidate species and species recently delisted are identified below, including links for additional information regarding their status.

Candidate Species

The Service has recently completed a status assessment for the following species and determined that federally listing is “warranted, but precluded”, i.e. the status of the species indicates that it should be listed but the listing is superceded by higher listing actions.

While there is currently no obligation for Federal Agencies to consult with us regarding these species, coordination is encouraged to avoid project delays that may occur as a result of the species becoming federally-listed during the planning or construction phases of a given project.  In addition, the Service is interested in promoting conservation actions that may result in benefits to these species that will prevent the need to list it.  Information regarding our candidate conservation program may help you decide if you would like to become involved.

Delisted Species

Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus
                    Bald Eagle Guidance

image of bald eagle landing on nest

NCTC Eagle Cam

This Bald Eagle image is a link to a Service website that chronicles the activities of the eagle nest located on the grounds of the USFWS National Conservation Training Center near the Potomac River in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The nest has been active for four seasons, fledging several juvenile bald eagles.

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Last updated: February 4, 2016