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Summary

SpeciesStatus
Nb of Species164BC Red List47
Mammals17BC Blue List102
Birds5Identified Wildlife14
Breeding Birds20COSEWIC Endangered15
Reptiles2COSEWIC Threatened17
Amphibians3COSEWIC Special Concern24
Fishes10SARA Schedule 141
Insects14Extirpated fom BC0
Molluscs13Extinct0
Vascular Plants70  
Mosses9  
Fungus1  

Mammals

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Grey WhaleEschrichtius robustusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Harbour PorpoisePhocoena phocoenaSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Killer Whale (southern resident population)Orcinus orca pop. 5EndangeredSchedule 1Red
Steller Sea LionEumetopias jubatusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Vancouver Island MarmotMarmota vancouverensisEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Wolverine (vancouverensis subspecies)Gulo gulo vancouverensisSpecial ConcernNoneRed
Killer Whale (Northeast Pacific northern resident population)Orcinus orca pop. 6ThreatenedSchedule 1Red
Killer Whale (West Coast transient population)Orcinus orca pop. 3ThreatenedSchedule 1Red
Humpback WhaleMegaptera novaeangliaeSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Northern Fur SealCallorhinus ursinusThreatenedNoneRed
Townsend's Big-eared BatCorynorhinus townsendiiNoneNoneBlue
American Water Shrew, brooksi subspecies Sorex palustris brooksiNoneNoneRed
Keen's MyotisMyotis keeniiData DeficientSchedule 3Blue
Roosevelt ElkCervus elaphus rooseveltiNoneNoneBlue
WolverineGulo guloSpecial ConcernNoneNone
Ermine, Anguinae SubspeciesMustela erminea anguinaeNoneNoneBlue
Little Brown MyotisMyotis lucifugusEndangeredNoneYellow

Birds

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Pink-footed ShearwaterPuffinus creatopusThreatenedSchedule 1Blue
Short-tailed AlbatrossPhoebastria albatrusThreatenedSchedule 1Red
Red KnotCalidris canutusEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Black-footed AlbatrossPhoebastria nigripesSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilisNoneNoneRed

Breeding Birds

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Great Blue Heron (fannini subspecies)Ardea herodias fanniniSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Marbled MurreletBrachyramphus marmoratusThreatenedSchedule 1Blue
Northern Goshawk (laingi subspecies)Accipiter gentilis laingiThreatenedSchedule 1Red
Western Screech Owl (kennicotti subspecies)Megascops kennicottii kennicottiiThreatenedSchedule 1Blue
Peregrine Falcon (pealei subspecies)Falco peregrinus pealeiSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Common NighthawkChordeiles minor ThreatenedSchedule 1Yellow
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaNot at RiskNoneBlue
Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaThreatenedNoneBlue
Olive-sided flycatcherContopus cooperiThreatenedSchedule 1Blue
Band-tailed pigeonPatagioenas fasciataSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Green HeronButorides virescensNoneNoneBlue
Brandt’s Cormorant Phalacrocorax penicillatusNoneNoneRed
Northern Pygmy-Owl, swarthi subspecies Glaucidium gnoma swarthiNoneNoneBlue
Sooty GrouseDendragapus fuliginosusNoneNoneBlue
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusSpecial ConcernNoneNone
Tufted PuffinFratercula cirrhataNoneNoneBlue
White-tailed Ptarmigan, Saxatilis SubspeciesLagopus leucura saxatilisNoneNoneBlue
Western Screech-owlMegascops kennicottiiThreatenedSchedule 1None
Cassin's AukletPtychoramphus aleuticusSpecial ConcernNoneBlue
Common MurreUria aalgeNoneNoneRed

Reptiles

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Leatherback TurtleDermochelys coriaceaEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Western PaintedTurtle (Pacific coast population)Chrysemys picta pop. 1EndangeredSchedule 1Red

Amphibians

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Northern Red-legged FrogRana auroraSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Western ToadAnaxyrus boreasSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Wandering SalamanderAneides vagransSpecial ConcernNoneBlue

Fishes

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Green SturgeonAcipenser medirostrisSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Red
Coho Salmon (interior Fraser populations)Oncorhynchus kisutchEndangeredNoneYellow
Basking SharkCetorhinus maximusEndangeredSchedule 1None
Rougheye rockfishSebastes aleutianusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1None
Yelloweye RockfishSebastes ruberrimusSpecial ConcernNoneNone
Dolly VardenSalvelinus malmaNoneNoneYellow
EulachonThaleichthys pacificusEndangeredNoneBlue
BocaccioSebastes paucispinisEndangeredNoneNone
Canary rockfishSebastes pinnigerThreatenedNoneNone
Coastal Cutthroat TroutOncorhynchus clarkii clarkiiNoneNoneBlue

Insects

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Dun SkipperEuphyes vestrisThreatenedSchedule 1Red
MonarchDanaus plexippusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Blue DasherPachydiplax longipennisNoneNoneBlue
Autumn MeadowhawkSympetrum vicinumNoneNoneBlue
Edwards' Beach Moth Anarta edwardsiiEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Quatsino Cave Amphipod Stygobromus quatsinensisNoneNoneBlue
Western Pine Elfin, Sheltonensis SubspeciesCallophrys eryphon sheltonensisNoneNoneBlue
Johnson's HairstreakCallophrys johnsoniNoneNoneRed
Common Woodnymph, Incana SubspeciesCercyonis pegala incanaNoneNoneRed
Western Branded Skipper, oregonia subspeciesHesperia colorado oregoniaEndangeredNoneRed
Phoebus' Parnassian, Olympiannus SubspeciesParnassius smintheus olympiannusNoneNoneBlue
Boisduval's Blue, Blackmorei SubspeciesPlebejus icarioides blackmoreiNoneNoneBlue
Zerene Fritillary, Bremnerii SubspeciesSpeyeria zerene bremneriiNoneNoneRed
Clodius Parnassian, claudianus subspeciesParnassius clodius claudianusNoneNoneBlue

Molluscs

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Dromedary Jumping-slugHemphillia dromedariusThreatenedSchedule 1Red
Northern AbaloneHaliotis kamtschatkanaThreatenedSchedule 1Red
Olympia OysterOstrea conchaphilaSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Warty Jumping-slugHemphillia glandulosaSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Broadwhorl TightcoilPristiloma johnsoniNoneNoneBlue
Scarletback TaildropperProphysaon vanattaeNoneNoneBlue
Western ThornCarychium occidentaleNoneNoneBlue
Pacific SidebandMonadenia fidelisNoneNoneBlue
Black GlossZonitoides nitidusNoneNoneBlue
Fossaria Species 1Fossaria vancouverensisNoneNoneRed
Evening FieldslugDeroceras hesperiumData DeficientNoneRed
Threaded VertigoNearctula sp. 1Special ConcernSchedule 1Red
Umbilicate SpritePromenetus umbilicatellusNoneNoneBlue

Vascular Plants

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Pink Sand-verbenaAbronia umbellata var. brevifloraEndangeredSchedule 1Red
White MeconellaMeconella oreganaEndangeredSchedule 1Red
White-top AsterSericocarpus rigidusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Red
Tall Woolly-headsPsilocarphus elatiorEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Vancouver Island BeggarticksBidens amplissimaSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Alpine AnemoneAnemone drummondii var. drummondiiNoneNoneBlue
Smooth WillowherbEpilobium glaberrimum ssp. fastigiatumNoneNoneBlue
Ussurian Water-milfoilMyriophyllum ussurienseNoneNoneBlue
Nodding SemaphoregrassPleuropogon refractusNoneNoneBlue
California-teaRupertia physodesNoneNoneBlue
Lance-leaved FigwortScrophularia lanceolataNoneNoneRed
Corrupt SpleenwortAsplenium adulterinumNoneNoneRed
Small Spike-rushEleocharis parvulaNoneNoneBlue
Beaked Spike-rushEleocharis rostellataNoneNoneBlue
Pointed RushJuncus oxymerisNoneNoneBlue
Grey Beach PeavineLathyrus littoralisThreatenedNoneRed
Flowering QuillwortLilaea scilloidesNoneNoneBlue
Blue VervainVerbena hastata var. scabraNoneNoneBlue
Spring HornwortCeratophyllum echinatumNoneNoneBlue
Leafy MitrewortMitellastra caulescensNoneNoneBlue
Snow BrambleRubus nivalisNoneNoneBlue
Henderson's Checker-mallowSidalcea hendersoniiNoneNoneBlue
Field DodderCuscuta campestrisNoneNoneBlue
Three-flowered WaterwortElatine rubellaNoneNoneBlue
Western St. John's-wortHypericum scouleri ssp. nortoniaeNoneNoneBlue
Water Bur-reedSparganium fluctuansNoneNoneBlue
Oregon Ash Fraxinus latifoliaNoneNoneRed
Rydberg's spring beauty Claytonia multiscapa ssp. pacificaNoneNoneYellow
Yellow Sand-verbena Abronia latifoliaNoneNoneBlue
Pacific Vertigo Vertigo andrusianaNoneNoneRed
Dwarf Trillium Trillium ovatum var. hibbersoniiNoneNoneRed
Geyer's OnionAllium geyeri var. tenerumNoneNoneBlue
ChaffweedAnagallis minimaNoneNoneBlue
River BulrushBolboschoenus fluviatilisNoneNoneRed
Least MoonwortBotrychium simplex var. compositumNoneNoneBlue
Beach BindweedCalystegia soldanellaNoneNoneBlue
Green-sheathed SedgeCarex fetaNoneNoneBlue
Gmelin's SedgeCarex gmeliniiNoneNoneBlue
Paintbrush Owl-cloverCastilleja ambigua ssp. ambiguaNoneNoneBlue
Dixon's Scarlet PaintbrushCastilleja miniata var. dixoniiNoneNoneBlue
Thyme-leaved SpurgeChamaesyce serpyllifolia ssp. serpyllifoliaNoneNoneBlue
Scouler's CorydalisCorydalis scouleriNot at RiskNoneYellow
Smooth DouglasiaDouglasia laevigataNoneNoneBlue
Oregon WillowherbEpilobium oregonenseNoneNoneBlue
Salish DaisyErigeron salishiiNoneNoneBlue
Sand-dwelling WallflowerErysimum arenicola var. torulosumNoneNoneBlue
Olympic Mountain AsterEucephalus paucicapitatusNoneNoneBlue
Little FescueFestuca minutifloraNoneNoneBlue
Common BluecupGithopsis specularioidesNoneNoneRed
American GlehniaGlehnia littoralis ssp. leiocarpaNoneNoneBlue
Western HedysarumHedysarum occidentaleNoneNoneBlue
Fleshy JaumeaJaumea carnosaNoneNoneBlue
Hairy GoldfieldsLasthenia maritimaNoneNoneBlue
Tooth-leaved Monkey-flowerMimulus dentatusNoneNoneBlue
Chamisso's MontiaMontia chamissoiNoneNoneBlue
Branching MontiaMontia diffusaNoneNoneRed
California Wax-myrtleMyrica californicaNoneNoneBlue
Waterwort Water-milfoilMyriophyllum quitenseNoneNoneBlue
Northern Adder's-tongueOphioglossum pusillumNoneNoneBlue
Redwood SorrelOxalis oreganaNoneNoneBlue
Fringed PinesapPleuricospora fimbriolataNoneNoneRed
Black KnotweedPolygonum paronychiaNoneNoneBlue
Smith's FairybellsProsartes smithiiNoneNoneBlue
Oregon SelaginellaSelaginella oreganaNoneNoneRed
Graceful Arrow-grassTriglochin concinnaNoneNoneRed
Howell's VioletViola howelliiNoneNoneBlue
Salt Marsh Philadelphia FleabaneErigeron philadelphicus var. glaberNoneNoneRed
Dwarf Red FescueFestuca rubra ssp. medianaNoneNoneBlue
Short-tailed RushJuncus brevicaudatusNoneNoneRed
KnotgrassPaspalum distichumNoneNoneRed

Mosses

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Lacks a Common NameDicranodontium asperulumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameDiphyscium foliosumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameDitrichum schimperiNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameEpipterygium tozeriNoneNoneYellow
Lacks a Common NameOrthotrichum rivulareNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NamePlatyhypnidium riparioidesNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NamePohlia pacificaNoneNoneRed
Lacks a Common NameSphagnum subobesumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameTrichostomum crispulumNoneNoneBlue

Fungus

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Felted elfLeioderma sorediatumNoneNoneBlue

Extinct or Extirpated

No Extirpated or Extinct

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Please cite these pages as: Pearson, Mike and Healey, M.C.2012. Species at Risk and Local Government: a Primer for BC. Stewardship Centre of British Columbia, Courtenay BC.