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Summary

SpeciesStatus
Nb of Species58BC Red List19
Mammals14BC Blue List32
Birds5Identified Wildlife8
Breeding Birds12COSEWIC Endangered6
Reptiles0COSEWIC Threatened14
Amphibians2COSEWIC Special Concern17
Fishes11SARA Schedule 129
Insects1Extirpated fom BC0
Molluscs7Extinct0
Vascular Plants6  
Mosses0  
Fungus0  

Mammals

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Grey WhaleEschrichtius robustusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Harbour PorpoisePhocoena phocoenaSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Sea OtterEnhydra lutrisSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Steller Sea LionEumetopias jubatusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
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
American Water Shrew, brooksi subspecies Sorex palustris brooksiNoneNoneRed
Keen's MyotisMyotis keeniiData DeficientSchedule 3Blue
Townsend's Vole, cowani subspecies Microtus townsendii cowaniNoneNoneRed
Roosevelt ElkCervus elaphus rooseveltiNoneNoneBlue
Ermine, Anguinae SubspeciesMustela erminea anguinaeNoneNoneBlue

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
American BitternBotaurus lentiginosusNoneNoneBlue
Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaThreatenedNoneBlue
Olive-sided flycatcherContopus cooperiThreatenedSchedule 1Blue
Band-tailed pigeonPatagioenas fasciataSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Brandt’s Cormorant Phalacrocorax penicillatusNoneNoneRed
Northern Pygmy-Owl, swarthi subspecies Glaucidium gnoma swarthiNoneNoneBlue

Amphibians

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

Fishes

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Green SturgeonAcipenser medirostrisSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Red
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
Misty Lake "Lake" SticklebackGasterosteus sp. 18 EndangeredSchedule 1Red
Misty Lake "Stream" SticklebackGasterosteus sp. 19 EndangeredSchedule 1Red

Insects

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Zerene Fritillary, Bremnerii SubspeciesSpeyeria zerene bremneriiNoneNoneRed

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
Threaded VertigoNearctula sp. 1Special ConcernSchedule 1Red

Vascular Plants

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Two-edged Water-starwortCallitriche heterophylla var. heterophyllaNoneNoneBlue
Nodding SemaphoregrassPleuropogon refractusNoneNoneBlue
Grey Beach PeavineLathyrus littoralisThreatenedNoneRed
White WintergreenPyrola ellipticaNoneNoneBlue
Queen Charlotte Avens Geum schofieldiiNoneNoneRed
Yellow Sand-verbena Abronia latifoliaNoneNoneBlue

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.