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  • A small shorebird walking through a tide pool on the beach, with other shorebirds.
    Information icon Tagged red knot. Mispillion Harbor, Delaware. Credit: Gregory Breese,USFWS

    Rufa Red Knot Proposed Critical Habitat Questions and Answers

    Why is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposing to designate critical habitat for the rufa red knot? The rufa red knot was listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on January 12, 2015. According to the ESA, critical habitat can be designated, if prudent and determinable, for any species determined to be endangered or threatened. The proposed critical habitat for the rufa red knot would encourage the incorporation of species conservation into habitat management.  Learn more...



  • A small bird in hand with white patches on its wing and a red patch behind its eye
    Information icon A male red-cockaded woodpecker showing off the red feathers behind its head called a cockade. Photo © Robert B. Clontz, The Nautre Conservancy.

    Red-cockaded woodpecker

    Taxon: Bird Range: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia Status: Listed as endangered on October 13, 1970 Related content Nov 12, 2020 | 3 minute read News Service announces public hearing on proposed downlisting of red-cockaded woodpecker Nov 10, 2020 | 7 minute read Faq Virtual informational meeting and public hearing on proposed downlisting of red-cockaded woodpecker Oct 22, 2020 | 4 minute read Articles South Carolina species benefit from Coastal Program partnerships Sep 25, 2020 | 11 minute read Faq Proposed downlisting of the red-cockaded woodpecker from endangered to threatened Sep 25, 2020 | 13 minute read News Trump Administration proposes downlisting of red-cockaded woodpecker under Endangered Species Act Jun 9, 2020 | 7 minute read Articles History, both natural and human, lives in Georgia coastal preserve Feb 14, 2020 | 3 minute read Articles South Carolina Partners for Fish and Wildlife restore red-cockaded woodpecker habitat Jan 13, 2020 | 9 minute read Articles Woodpecker swap meet Dec 11, 2019 | 8 minute read Articles What the world used to look like Dec 5, 2019 | 5 minute read Articles An investment in wildlife Sep 16, 2019 | 13 minute read Articles Hurricane Hugo and the woodpeckers: the silver lining of a monster storm Aug 27, 2019 | 7 minute read Articles Joining forces Apr 24, 2019 | 4 minute read Articles Coastal Headwaters project in Florida is a major step for longleaf pine restoration Nov 29, 2018 | 6 minute read Articles After Hurricane Michael Nov 21, 2018 | 3 minute read Articles Test flight for red-cockaded woodpeckers Nov 13, 2018 | 3 minute read Articles Endangered woodpecker is baseball’s newest mascot Oct 22, 2018 | 6 minute read Articles Survivors of the storm Oct 17, 2018 | 5 minute read Articles Service makes headway in Hurricane Michael repairs Aug 3, 2018 | 7 minute read News U.  Visit the species profile...

  • A grey and black duck with a rusty orange colored head
    Information icon A redhead duck. Photo by Clayton Ferrell, USFWS.


    Redheads are large diving ducks that feed by diving below the water’s surface looking for plant tubers and other foods. This species often occurs in large flocks, called rafts, especially during winter. This duck is known for its rounded, bright red head, two tone bill, and gray back. Conservation status Low concern. Although this species is hunted, harvest is tightly restricted as there are concerns over the potential effects of harvest on population sustainability.  Visit the species profile...

  • A grey, brown and yellow butterfly with circular patterns near the ends of it’s wings that somewhat resemble eyes
    Information icon Saint Fancis’ satyr. Photo by Melissa McGaw, NCWRC.

    Saint Francis’ satyr

    Soon after its discovery in the 1980s, scientists believed that this small, dark brown butterfly had been collected to extinction, but it was rediscovered in 1992.  Visit the species profile...

  • A black, grey and yellow snake with a rounded head.
    Information icon Southern hognose snake. Photo by Pierson Hill, FWC.

    Southern hognose snake

    Taxon: Reptile Range: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina Status: At-risk species, petitioned for listing on July 11, 2012; 90-day-finding that petitioned action may be warranted First described by Carl Linneaus in 1766 from a specimen received from Charleston, South Carolina, the southern hognose snake is the smallest of the five species of hognose snakes native to North America. All belonging to the genus Heterodon, there is the eastern hognose snake (H.  Visit the species profile...

  • Two dark gray mussels with striations on a red towel next to a ruler for scale.
    Information icon Suwannee moccasinshells. Photo by USFWS.

    Suwannee moccasinshell

    The Suwannee moccasinshell is a small freshwater mussel that rarely exceeds 2 inches in length found only in the Suwannee River Basin in Florida and Georgia.  Visit the species profile...

  • A Florida manatee calf sticks close to its mother in shallow water
    Information icon A Florida manatee calf sticks close to its mother in shallow water. Photo: Keith Ramos, USFWS

    West Indian manatee

    Manatees are large, elongated marine mammals with paired flippers and a large round or spoon-shaped tail. They can reach lengths of over 14 feet and weights of over 3,000 pounds  Visit the species profile...

  • A duck with long green and brown feathers on its head in the shape of a backwards-hat
    Information icon A wood duck at Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Robin Koch, USFWS volunteer.

    Wood duck

    Taxon: Anseriformes, Anatidae Range: Wood ducks are common year-round in the Southeastern United States and during summer and autumn throughout the Eastern United States and Canada. Wood ducks breed in most states east of the Rocky Mountains and throughout the Pacific Northwest, but they migrate from northern states and provinces to southern areas during early fall. Status: Not listed, low concern – Although breeding population estimates are not available for wood ducks based on breeding surveys, perhaps as many as 3 million breeding pairs exist across North America.  Visit the species profile...

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