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Summary

SpeciesStatus
Nb of Species158BC Red List52
Mammals14BC Blue List86
Birds3Identified Wildlife12
Breeding Birds27COSEWIC Endangered23
Reptiles2COSEWIC Threatened18
Amphibians3COSEWIC Special Concern25
Fishes11SARA Schedule 155
Insects17Extirpated fom BC4
Molluscs14Extinct0
Vascular Plants55  
Mosses12  
Fungus0  

Mammals

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
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
BrantBranta berniclaNoneNoneBlue

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
Peregrine Falcon (anatum subspecies)Falco peregrinus anatumSpecial ConcernSchedule 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
American BitternBotaurus lentiginosusNoneNoneBlue
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
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
Enos Lake Limnetic SticklebackGasterosteus sp. 2 EndangeredSchedule 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
Enos Lake Benthic SticklebackGasterosteus sp. 3 EndangeredSchedule 1Red

Insects

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Dun SkipperEuphyes vestrisThreatenedSchedule 1Red
Greenish Blue, insulanus subspeciesPlebejus saepiolus insulanusEndangeredSchedule 1Red
MonarchDanaus plexippusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Beaverpond BaskettailEpitheca canisNoneNoneBlue
Western PondhawkErythemis collocataNoneNoneBlue
Blue DasherPachydiplax longipennisNoneNoneBlue
Autumn MeadowhawkSympetrum vicinumNoneNoneBlue
Common Ringlet, insulana subspecies Coenonympha tullia insulanaNoneNoneRed
Western Pine Elfin, Sheltonensis SubspeciesCallophrys eryphon sheltonensisNoneNoneBlue
Moss' Elfin, Mossii SubspeciesCallophrys mossii mossiiNoneNoneBlue
Common Woodnymph, Incana SubspeciesCercyonis pegala incanaNoneNoneRed
Propertius DuskywingErynnis propertiusNoneNoneRed
Western Branded Skipper, oregonia subspeciesHesperia colorado oregoniaEndangeredNoneRed
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
Pewter PhysaPhysa acutaNoneNoneRed
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
Coastal Wood FernDryopteris argutaSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Dense Spike-primroseEpilobium densiflorumEndangeredSchedule 1Red
White MeconellaMeconella oreganaEndangeredSchedule 1Red
White-top AsterSericocarpus rigidusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Red
Yellow Montane VioletViola praemorsa ssp. praemorsaEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Coast MicroserisMicroseris bigeloviiEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Bog Bird's-foot TrefoilHosackia pinnataEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Macoun's MeadowfoamLimnanthes macouniiThreatenedSchedule 1Red
Vancouver Island BeggarticksBidens amplissimaSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Water-plantain ButtercupRanunculus alismifolius var. alismifoliusEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Lindley's MicroserisUropappus lindleyiEndangeredSchedule 1Red
California-teaRupertia physodesNoneNoneBlue
Foothill SedgeCarex tumulicolaEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Nuttall's QuillwortIsoetes nuttalliiNoneNoneBlue
Pointed RushJuncus oxymerisNoneNoneBlue
Spring HornwortCeratophyllum echinatumNoneNoneBlue
Small-fruited WillowherbEpilobium leptocarpumNoneNoneYellow
Snow BrambleRubus nivalisNoneNoneBlue
Henderson's Checker-mallowSidalcea hendersoniiNoneNoneBlue
Field DodderCuscuta campestrisNoneNoneBlue
White WintergreenPyrola ellipticaNoneNoneBlue
Poison OakToxicodendron diversilobumNoneNoneBlue
California Hedge-parsley Yabea microcarpaNoneNoneBlue
Floating Water Pennywort Hydrocotyle ranunculoidesNoneNoneRed
Yellow Sand-verbena Abronia latifoliaNoneNoneBlue
Pacific Vertigo Vertigo andrusianaNoneNoneRed
Slimleaf OnionAllium amplectensNoneNoneBlue
Olympic OnionAllium crenulatumNoneNoneRed
Geyer's OnionAllium geyeri var. tenerumNoneNoneBlue
ChaffweedAnagallis minimaNoneNoneBlue
Least MoonwortBotrychium simplex var. compositumNoneNoneBlue
Densetuft HairsedgeBulbostylis capillarisNoneNoneRed
Green-sheathed SedgeCarex fetaNoneNoneBlue
Dixon's Scarlet PaintbrushCastilleja miniata var. dixoniiNoneNoneBlue
Thyme-leaved SpurgeChamaesyce serpyllifolia ssp. serpyllifoliaNoneNoneBlue
Awned CyperusCyperus squarrosusNoneNoneBlue
Lance-fruited DrabaDraba lonchocarpa var. vestitaNoneNoneBlue
Sand-dwelling WallflowerErysimum arenicola var. torulosumNoneNoneBlue
Olympic Mountain AsterEucephalus paucicapitatusNoneNoneBlue
Common BluecupGithopsis specularioidesNoneNoneRed
Seaside JuniperJuniperus maritimaNoneNoneBlue
White Adder's-mouth OrchidMalaxis brachypodaNoneNoneBlue
Water MarigoldMegalodonta beckiiNoneNoneBlue
Branching MontiaMontia diffusaNoneNoneRed
Waterwort Water-milfoilMyriophyllum quitenseNoneNoneBlue
Mountain Owl-cloverOrthocarpus imbricatusNoneNoneRed
Macoun's GroundselPackera macouniiNoneNoneBlue
Fringed PinesapPleuricospora fimbriolataNoneNoneRed
Slender Woolly-headsPsilocarphus tenellusNot at RiskNoneYellow
Olney's BulrushSchoenoplectus americanusNoneNoneRed
Fernald's False MannaTorreyochloa pallidaNoneNoneRed
Macrae's CloverTrifolium dichotomumNoneNoneBlue
Graceful Arrow-grassTriglochin concinnaNoneNoneRed
Ochroleucous BladderwortUtricularia ochroleucaNoneNoneBlue
Howell's VioletViola howelliiNoneNoneBlue

Mosses

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Banded Cord MossEntosthodon fascicularisSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Apple MossBartramia strictaEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Twisted Oak MossSyntrichia laevipilaSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Lacks a Common NameBryum canarienseNoneNoneYellow
Lacks a Common NameCrumia latifoliaNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameFissidens ventricosusNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameFunaria muhlenbergiiNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameGrimmia anomalaNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameOrthotrichum striatumNoneNoneYellow
Lacks a Common NamePlatyhypnidium riparioidesNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NamePtychomitrium gardneriNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameRacomitrium pacificumNoneNoneBlue

Extinct or Extirpated

Breeding Birds

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Horned Lark (strigata subspecies)Eremophila alpestris strigataEndangeredSchedule 1Red - Extirpated
Lewis's Woodpecker (Georgia Depression population)Melanerpes lewis pop. 1ThreatenedSchedule 1Red - Extirpated
Western Meadowlark (Georgia Depression population)Sturnella neglecta pop. 1NoneNoneRed - Extirpated

Insects

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Island MarbleEuchloe ausonides insulanusExtirpatedSchedule 1Red - Extirpated

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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.