Species of Concern

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The term, Species of Concern, commonly refers to species that exhibit declining populations or appear to be in need of conservation.

  • Common Loon - (Gavia adamsii)

    Common Loon

    Family: Loons (Gaviidae)
    Status: Occasional Migrant
    Monitoring Program: Bimonthly survey

     

  • American Bittern - (Botaurus lentiginosus)

    American Bittern

    Family: Herons and Allies (Ardeidae)
    Status: Breeding
    Monitoring Program: Bimonthly survey and breeding song survey

  • White-faced Ibis - (Plegadis chihi)

    White-faced Ibis

    Family: Herons and Allies (Threskiornithidae)
    Status: Breeding? No nests since 1993
    Monitoring Program: Bimonthly survey, nest search

  • Trumpeter Swan - (Cygnus bucccinator)

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    Family: Swans, Geese and Ducks (Anatidae)
    Status: Breeding
    Monitoring Program: Bimonthly survey and nest watch

  • Northern Harrier - (Circus cyaneus)

    Family: Kites, Hawks, Eagles and Ospreys (Accipitridae)
    Status: Breeding
    Monitoring Program: Breeding male survey

  • Ferruginous Hawk - (Buteo regalis)

    Family: Kites, Hawks, Eagles and Ospreys (Accipitridae)
    Status: Migrant and winter resident
    Monitoring Program: Record all observations 

  • Black Rail - (Laterallus jamaicensis)

    Family: Rails, Gallinules, and Coots (Rallidae)
    Status: Rare breeding?
    Monitoring Program: Record all observations 

  • Upland Sandpiper - (Bartramia longicauda)

    Family: Sandpipers (Scolopacidae)
    Status: Breeding
    Monitoring Program: Bimonthly survey, breeding bird survey, Study on habitat selection 1980

  • Long-billed Curlew - (Numenius americanus)

    Long-Billed Curlew

    Family: Sandpipers (Scolopacidae)
    Status: Breeding
    Monitoring Program: Bimonthly survey; Study on habitat selection and behavior 1976

  • Black Tern - (Chidonias niger)

    Family: Terns (Laridae)
    Status: Breeding
    Monitoring Program: Bimonthly survey
     

  • Barn Owl - (Tyto alba)

    Family: Barn owls (Tytoidae)
    Status: Breeding
    Monitoring Program: Nest box monitoring; produces 100-120 young annually.

  • Burrowing Owl - (Athene cunicularia)

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    Family: Owls (Strigidaqe)
    Status: Breeding
    Monitoring Program: Record all sightings

  • Short-eared Owl - (Asio flammeus)

    Short-eared Owl

    Family: Owls (Strigidaqe)
    Status: Breeding
    Monitoring Program: Record all sightings
     

  • Red-headed Woodpecker - (Melanerpes erythrocephalus)

    Redheaded Woodpecker

    Family: Woodpeckers (Picidae)
    Status: Migrant
    Monitoring Program: Record all sightings
     

  • Loggerhead Shrike - (Lanius excubitor)

    Family: Shrikes (Laniidae)
    Status: Breeding
    Monitoring Program: Record all sightings
     

  • Dickcissel - (Spiza americana)

    Dickcissel

    Family: Carduline Finches (Fringillidae)
    Status: Breeding
    Monitoring Program: Breeding bird survey
     

  • Lark Bunting - (Calamospiza melanocorys)

    Family: Sparrows (Emberizidae)
    Status:
    Monitoring Program:
     

  • Field Sparrow - (Spizella pusilla)

    Family: Sparrows (Emberizidae)
    Status: Migrant
    Monitoring Program: Record all sightings

  • Lark Sparrow - (Chondestes grammacus)

    Family: Sparrows (Emberizidae)
    Status: Breeding
    Monitoring Program: Breeding bird survey