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Summary

SpeciesStatus
Nb of Species113BC Red List39
Mammals15BC Blue List62
Birds2Identified Wildlife11
Breeding Birds22COSEWIC Endangered16
Reptiles1COSEWIC Threatened17
Amphibians3COSEWIC Special Concern21
Fishes10SARA Schedule 142
Insects13Extirpated fom BC0
Molluscs10Extinct0
Vascular Plants33  
Mosses4  
Fungus0  

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 (West Coast transient population)Orcinus orca pop. 3ThreatenedSchedule 1Red
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

Breeding Birds

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Barn OwlTyto albaThreatenedSchedule 1Blue
Great Blue Heron (fannini subspecies)Ardea herodias fanniniSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Marbled MurreletBrachyramphus marmoratusThreatenedSchedule 1Blue
Northern Goshawk (laingi subspecies)Accipiter gentilis laingiThreatenedSchedule 1Red
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Western Screech Owl (kennicotti subspecies)Megascops kennicottii kennicottiiThreatenedSchedule 1Blue
Peregrine Falcon (pealei subspecies)Falco peregrinus pealeiSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Vesper Sparrow (affinis subspecies)Pooecetes gramineus affinisEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritusNot at RiskNoneBlue
Common NighthawkChordeiles minor ThreatenedSchedule 1Yellow
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaNot at RiskNoneBlue
Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaThreatenedNoneBlue
Purple MartinProgne subisNoneNoneBlue
Olive-sided flycatcherContopus cooperiThreatenedSchedule 1Blue
Band-tailed pigeonPatagioenas fasciataSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Green HeronButorides virescensNoneNoneBlue
Western Bluebird (Georgia Depression population)Sialia mexicana pop. 1NoneNoneRed
Northern Pygmy-Owl, swarthi subspecies Glaucidium gnoma swarthiNoneNoneBlue
Sooty GrouseDendragapus fuliginosusNoneNoneBlue
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusSpecial ConcernNoneNone
White-tailed Ptarmigan, Saxatilis SubspeciesLagopus leucura saxatilisNoneNoneBlue
Western Screech-owlMegascops kennicottiiThreatenedSchedule 1None

Reptiles

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
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
Westen Brook Lamprey (Morrison Creek population)Lampetra richardsoni pop. 1EndangeredSchedule 1Red
Coho Salmon (interior Fraser populations)Oncorhynchus kisutchEndangeredNoneYellow
Basking SharkCetorhinus maximusEndangeredSchedule 1None
Rougheye rockfishSebastes aleutianusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1None
Yelloweye RockfishSebastes ruberrimusSpecial ConcernNoneNone
Dolly VardenSalvelinus malmaNoneNoneYellow
BocaccioSebastes paucispinisEndangeredNoneNone
Canary rockfishSebastes pinnigerThreatenedNoneNone
Coastal Cutthroat TroutOncorhynchus clarkii clarkiiNoneNoneBlue

Insects

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Dun SkipperEuphyes vestrisThreatenedSchedule 1Red
Greenish Blue, insulanus subspeciesPlebejus saepiolus insulanusEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Sand-verbena MothCopablepharon fuscumEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Edith's Checkerspot, taylori subspeciesEuphydryas editha tayloriEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Blue DasherPachydiplax longipennisNoneNoneBlue
Autumn MeadowhawkSympetrum vicinumNoneNoneBlue
Common Ringlet, insulana subspecies Coenonympha tullia insulanaNoneNoneRed
Western Pine Elfin, Sheltonensis SubspeciesCallophrys eryphon sheltonensisNoneNoneBlue
Common Woodnymph, Incana SubspeciesCercyonis pegala incanaNoneNoneRed
Propertius DuskywingErynnis propertiusNoneNoneRed
Western Branded Skipper, oregonia subspeciesHesperia colorado oregoniaEndangeredNoneRed
Phoebus' Parnassian, Olympiannus SubspeciesParnassius smintheus olympiannusNoneNoneBlue
Clodius Parnassian, claudianus subspeciesParnassius clodius claudianusNoneNoneBlue

Molluscs

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Northern AbaloneHaliotis kamtschatkanaThreatenedSchedule 1Red
Olympia OysterOstrea conchaphilaSpecial 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

Vascular Plants

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Coastal Wood FernDryopteris argutaSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Purple SanicleSanicula bipinnatifidaThreatenedSchedule 1Red
White-top AsterSericocarpus rigidusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Red
Yellow Montane VioletViola praemorsa ssp. praemorsaEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Coast MicroserisMicroseris bigeloviiEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Macoun's MeadowfoamLimnanthes macouniiThreatenedSchedule 1Red
Vancouver Island BeggarticksBidens amplissimaSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Fragrant PopcornflowerPlagiobothrys figuratus ssp. figuratusEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Nuttall's QuillwortIsoetes nuttalliiNoneNoneBlue
Pointed RushJuncus oxymerisNoneNoneBlue
Flowering QuillwortLilaea scilloidesNoneNoneBlue
Snow BrambleRubus nivalisNoneNoneBlue
Henderson's Checker-mallowSidalcea hendersoniiNoneNoneBlue
Western Wahoo Euonymus occidentalis var. occidentalisNoneNoneRed
Yellow Sand-verbena Abronia latifoliaNoneNoneBlue
Pacific Vertigo Vertigo andrusianaNoneNoneRed
Creeping Wildrye Leymus triticoidesNoneNoneRed
Slimleaf OnionAllium amplectensNoneNoneBlue
Olympic OnionAllium crenulatumNoneNoneRed
Carolina Meadow-foxtailAlopecurus carolinianusNoneNoneRed
ChaffweedAnagallis minimaNoneNoneBlue
Least MoonwortBotrychium simplex var. compositumNoneNoneBlue
Dixon's Scarlet PaintbrushCastilleja miniata var. dixoniiNoneNoneBlue
Salish DaisyErigeron salishiiNoneNoneBlue
Sand-dwelling WallflowerErysimum arenicola var. torulosumNoneNoneBlue
Olympic Mountain AsterEucephalus paucicapitatusNoneNoneBlue
Tisch's SaxifrageMicranthes tischiiNoneNoneRed
Western CowbaneOxypolis occidentalisNoneNoneRed
Black KnotweedPolygonum paronychiaNoneNoneBlue
Menzies' BurnetSanguisorba menziesiiNoneNoneBlue
Olney's BulrushSchoenoplectus americanusNoneNoneRed
Poverty CloverTrifolium depauperatum var. depauperatumNoneNoneBlue
Dwarf Red FescueFestuca rubra ssp. medianaNoneNoneBlue

Mosses

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Lacks a Common NameAndreaea schofieldianaNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameDitrichum schimperiNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameHomalothecium arenariumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NamePlatyhypnidium riparioidesNoneNoneBlue

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.