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  • A blackish/navy blue bird with bright red eyes and white markings on its wings
    Information icon Eastern black rail. Photo by Christy Hand, SCDNR.


    South Carolina from the South Carolina Ecological Services Field Office.  Learn more...


  • A small black bird with red eyes walks in the marsh grasses.
    Information icon Eastern black rail. Photo © Tom Johnson, used with permission, The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

    Eastern black rail

    Black rails are the smallest rails in North America. One of four recognized subspecies of black rail, the eastern black rail is perhaps the most secretive. This small inhabitant of shallow salt and freshwater marshes is rarely seen and has a distinctive “kick-ee-doo” call that is often heard at night.  Visit the species profile...

  • A small, slimy, green salamander in hand.
    Eastern hellbender. Photo by Will Parson, Chesapeake Bay Program, CC BY-NC 2.0.

    Eastern hellbender

    This large amphibian can be found crawling around the bottoms of clear, silt-free mountain streams. They are generally nocturnal, spending most of the day under rocks on the stream floor, emerging at night to hunt crayfish.  Visit the species profile...

  • A grey bird with yellow markings over its eye perched on a tall reed on the edge of a marsh
    Information icon MacGillivray’s seaside sparrow (Ammodramus maritimus macgillivraii), Georgetown County, South Carolina, April 2015; Photo by Yianni Laskaris, Coastal Carolina University.

    Macgillivray’s seaside sparrow

    One of seven remaining seaside sparrow subspecies, the MacGillivray’s seaside sparrow is known from the coastal marshes of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.  Visit the species profile...

  • Bright red flowers emerge from a bog with a forest in the background.
    Information icon Mountain sweet pitcher plant patch in Butt CPA. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

    Mountain sweet pitcher plant

    The mountain sweet pitcher plant is an insectivorious species is native to bogs and a few streamsides in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North and South Carolina.  Visit the species profile...

  • A green plant with mint-like leaves and bright purple flowers.
    Information icon Ocmulgee skullcap. Photo © by Alan Cressler, used with permission.

    Ocmulgee skullcap

    Taxon: Plant Range: Georgia, South Carolina Status: Under review First described in 1898, the Ocmulgee skullcap is a rare herbaceous perennial plant found only in the Savannah River (Georgia and South Carolina) and Ocmulgee River (Georgia) watersheds. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was petitioned to list the species in April 2010 and issued a 90-day finding that the petitioned action may be warranted in September 2011. The species is currently under review for possible listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  Visit the species profile...

  • An adult wolf wearing a transmitter collar.
    Information icon A collared red wolf in the wild in North Carolina. Photo © John Troth, used with permission.

    Red wolf

    Once common throughout the Eastern and South Central United States, red wolf populations were decimated by the early 20th century as a result of intensive predator control programs and the degradation and alteration of the species’ habitat. When the red wolf was designated endangered in 1967, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service initiated the Red Wolf Recovery Program in an effort to conserve and recover the species.  Visit the species profile...

  • 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 leafy green plant emerging from the leaf-littered forest floor.
    Information icon Small-whorled pogonia on the forest floor. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

    Small-whorled pogonia

    The small-whorled pogonia is a rare orchid listed as threatened on the endangered species list.  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...

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