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Summary

SpeciesStatus
Nb of Species75BC Red List21
Mammals15BC Blue List46
Birds5Identified Wildlife9
Breeding Birds15COSEWIC Endangered7
Reptiles1COSEWIC Threatened14
Amphibians2COSEWIC Special Concern19
Fishes8SARA Schedule 134
Insects2Extirpated fom BC0
Molluscs9Extinct0
Vascular Plants18  
Mosses0  
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
Sea OtterEnhydra lutrisSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
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
Keen's MyotisMyotis keeniiData DeficientSchedule 3Blue
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
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
Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritusNot at RiskNoneBlue
Common NighthawkChordeiles minor ThreatenedSchedule 1Yellow
Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaThreatenedNoneBlue
Purple MartinProgne subisNoneNoneBlue
Olive-sided flycatcherContopus cooperiThreatenedSchedule 1Blue
Band-tailed pigeonPatagioenas fasciataSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Green HeronButorides virescensNoneNoneBlue
Northern Pygmy-Owl, swarthi subspecies Glaucidium gnoma swarthiNoneNoneBlue

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

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
BocaccioSebastes paucispinisEndangeredNoneNone
Canary rockfishSebastes pinnigerThreatenedNoneNone
Coastal Cutthroat TroutOncorhynchus clarkii clarkiiNoneNoneBlue

Insects

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Western Pine Elfin, Sheltonensis SubspeciesCallophrys eryphon sheltonensisNoneNoneBlue
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
Fossaria Species 1Fossaria vancouverensisNoneNoneRed
Evening FieldslugDeroceras hesperiumData DeficientNoneRed
Threaded VertigoNearctula sp. 1Special ConcernSchedule 1Red

Vascular Plants

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Deltoid BalsamrootBalsamorhiza deltoideaEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Vancouver Island BeggarticksBidens amplissimaSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Two-edged Water-starwortCallitriche heterophylla var. heterophyllaNoneNoneBlue
Nodding SemaphoregrassPleuropogon refractusNoneNoneBlue
Small Spike-rushEleocharis parvulaNoneNoneBlue
Beaked Spike-rushEleocharis rostellataNoneNoneBlue
Nuttall's QuillwortIsoetes nuttalliiNoneNoneBlue
Pointed RushJuncus oxymerisNoneNoneBlue
Spring HornwortCeratophyllum echinatumNoneNoneBlue
Snow BrambleRubus nivalisNoneNoneBlue
Henderson's Checker-mallowSidalcea hendersoniiNoneNoneBlue
Water Bur-reedSparganium fluctuansNoneNoneBlue
Queen Charlotte Avens Geum schofieldiiNoneNoneRed
Rydberg's spring beauty Claytonia multiscapa ssp. pacificaNoneNoneYellow
Winged Water-starwort Callitriche marginataNoneNoneBlue
Yellow Sand-verbena Abronia latifoliaNoneNoneBlue
Pacific Vertigo Vertigo andrusianaNoneNoneRed
Dwarf Trillium Trillium ovatum var. hibbersoniiNoneNoneRed

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.