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Endangered | Threatened | Special Concern | Extirpated

Species At Risk in Northern Ontario Guide PDF

Endangered

Endangered species live in the wild in Ontario and are facing imminent extinction or extirpation. Generally, these species and their habitats are protected under Ontario’s Endangered Species Act, 2007.

American Badger
(Taxidea taxus jacksoni)

 

 

Little Brown Myotis
(Myotis lucifugus)

 

 

Eastern_Cougar_attribute_noncommercial_noderivations_Art_G_CC_BY-NC-ND_2_thumbnailEastern Cougar (Mountain Lion)
(Puma concolor)

 

 

northern long-eared bat, photo credit: Sybill Amelon (USFS) CC BY 2.0Northern Myotis
(Myotis septentrionalis)

 

 

Golden Eagle
(Aquila chrysaetos)

 

 

Loggerhead Shrike
(Lanius ludovicianus migrans)

 

 

Piping Plover
(Charadrius melodus circumcinctus)

 

 

Red Knot rufa subspecies
(Calidris canutus rufa)

 

 

Pygmy Snaketail
(Ophiogomphus howei)

 

 

Western_Silvery_Aster_attribute_peganum_CC_BY-SA_2_thumbnailWestern Silvery Aster
(Symphyotrichum sericeum)

 

 

Threatened

Threatened species live in the wild in Ontario, are not endangered, but are likely to become endangered if steps are not taken to address factors threatening them. Generally, these species and their habitats are protected under Ontario’s Endangered Species Act, 2007.

Gray fox
(Urocyon cinereoargenteus)

 

 

Polar Bear
(Ursus maritimus)

 

 

Wolverine
(Gulo gulo)

 

 

Woodland_Caribou_Ontario_Nature_thumbnailWoodland Caribou
(Rangifer tarandus caribou)

 

 

American_White_Pelican_iStockphoto_com_bookguy_51537028_thumbnailAmerican White Pelican
(Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

 

 

bank_swallows_attribute_noncommercial_noderivations_Jose_Sousa_CC_BY-NC-ND_2_thumbnailBank Swallow
(Riparia riparia)

 

 

barn_swallow_attribute_noncommercial_sharealike_Brian_Repa_CC_BY-NC-SA_2_thumbnailBarn Swallow
(Hirundo rustica)

 

 

bobolink_attribute_noncommercial_sharealike_Dave_Inman_CC_BY-NC-SA_2_thumbnailBobolink
(Dolichonyx oryzivorous)

 

 

Chimney_Swift_attribute_noncommercial_sharealike_Zak_Polen_CC_BY-NC-SA_2_thumbnailChimney Swift
(Chaetura pelagica)

 

 

eastern_meadowlark_attribute_noncommercial_sharealike_Laura_Parshall_CC_BY-NC-SA_2_thumbnailEastern Meadowlark
(Sturnella magna)

 

 

Least_Bittern_iStockphoto_com_passion4nature_49886662_thumbnailLeast Bittern
(Ixobrychus exilis)

 

 

Eastern_Whip-poor-will_attribute_non-commercial_sharealike_Laura Gooch_CC_BY-NC-SA_2_thumbnailEastern Whip-poor-will
(Antrostomus vociferus)

 

 

Tracy_Parker_Blanding's_turtle_6381_thumbnailBlanding’s Turtle
(Emydoidea blandingii)

 

 

Lake_Sturgeon_iStockphoto_com _abadonian_35976992_banner_thumbnailLake Sturgeon
(Acipenser fulvescens)

 

 

Shortjaw_Cisco_John_Lyons_PhD_Wisconsin_Department_of_Natural_Resources_thumbnailShort-jaw Cisco
(Coregonus zenithicus)

 

 

Pitchers_thistle_Noah_Cole_Manitoulin_2013_thumbnailPitcher’s Thistle
(Cirsium pitcheri)

 

 

Showy_Goldenrod_attribute_noncommercial_noderivations_JanetandPhil_CC_BY-NC-ND_2_thumbnailShowy Goldenrod
(Solidago speciosa)

 

 

small-flowered lipocarpha_attribute_noncommercial_sharealike_Tab_Tannery_CC_BY-NC-SA_2_thumbnailSmall-flowered Lipocarpha
(Lipocarpha micrantha)

 

 

Special Concern

Species of special concern live in the wild in Ontario, are not endangered or threatened, but may become so due to a combination of biological characteristics and identified threats. These species and their habitats do not receive protection under the Endangered Species Act, 2007 or under the Species at Risk Act, 2002.

Beluga_iStockphoto_com_alazor_11850555_2_thumbnailBeluga
(Delphinapterus leucas)

 

 

Eastern wolf Georgian Bay John Hassell_thumbnailEastern Wolf
(Canis lupus lycaon)

 

 

Bald Eagle_Missy_Mandel_thumbnailBald Eagle
(Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

 

 

Black_Tern_attribute_Ingrid_Taylar _CC_BY_2_thumbnailBlack Tern
(Chlidonias niger)

 

 

Canada Warbler perched on a branch.

Canada Warbler
(Cardellina canadensis)

 

 

Common_Nighthawk_iStockphoto_SteveByland_6258918_thumbnailCommon Nighthawk
(Chordeiles minor)

 

 

eastern wood-pewee_Glenn_Bartley_thumbnailEastern Wood-pewee
(Contopus virens)

 

 

golden-winged_warbler_male_attribute_noncommercial_Mark_Peck_thumbnailGolden-winged Warbler
(Vermivora chrysoptera)

 

 

Horned Grebe swimming in the water.Horned Grebe
(Podiceps auritus)

 

 

olive-sided_flycatcher_attribute_noncommercial_Fred Hochstaedter_CC_BY-NC_2_thumbnailOlive-sided Flycatcher
(Contopus cooperi)

 

 

Stationary Peregrine FalconPeregrine Falcon
(Falco peregrinus anatum/tundrius)

 

 

Red-necked_Phalarope_attribute_noncommercial_sharealike_Mark_Peck_CC_BY-NC-SA_2_thumbnailRed-necked Phalarope
(Phalarope lobatus)

 

 

rusty_blackbird_attribute_noncommercial_Syd_Phillips_CC_BY-NC_2_thumbnailRusty Blackbird
(Euphagus carolinus)

 

 

short-eared owl shutterstock_2679864_Terry_Alexander_thumbnailShort-eared Owl
(Asio flammeus)

 

 

wood_thrush_attribute_noncommercial_noderivations_Billtacular_CC_BY-NC-ND_2_thumbnailWood Thrush
(Hylocichla mustelina)

 

 

yellow_rail_attribute_sharealike_Domenic_Sherony_thumbnailYellow Rail
(Coturnicops noveboracensis)

 

 

Milksnake_0008_Missy_Mandel_thumbnailEastern Milksnake
(Lampropeltis triangulum)

 

 

Northern_Map_Turtle_Joe Crowley_thumbnailNorthern Map Turtle
(Graptemys geographica)

 

 

A closeup view a common snapping turtle covered in algae.Snapping Turtle
(Chelydra serpentina)

 

 

deepwater_sculpin_attribute_noncommercial_sharealike_Justin_Londer_CC_BY-NC-SA_2__thumbnailDeepwater Sculpin
(Myoxocephalus thompsonii)

 

 

kiyi_credit_Paul_Vecsei_copyright_Great_Lakes_Fishery_Commission_thumbnailKiyi
(Coregonus kiyi kiyi)

 

 

northern_brook_lamprey_attribute_Fish_of_Isle_Royal_National_Park_thumbnailNorthern Brook Lamprey
(Ichthyomyzon fossor)

 

 

Monarch butterfly on goldenrod flowers.Monarch Butterfly
(Danaus plexippus)

 

 

Extirpated

Eskimo_curlew_attribute_Jim_the_Photographer_CC_BY_2_thumbnailEskimo Curlew
(Numenius borealis)

 

 

greater_prairie_chicken_2_attribute_noncommercial_Tony_Morris_CC_BY-NC_2_thumbnailGreater Prairie-chicken
(Tympanuchus cupido)

 

 

paddlefish_attribute_noncommercial_Lynn_Chan_CC_BY-NC_2_thumbnailPaddlefish
(Polyodon spathula)