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Summary

SpeciesStatus
Nb of Species64BC Red List19
Mammals6BC Blue List42
Birds1Identified Wildlife10
Breeding Birds15COSEWIC Endangered8
Reptiles1COSEWIC Threatened10
Amphibians1COSEWIC Special Concern10
Fishes3SARA Schedule 126
Insects6Extirpated fom BC0
Molluscs7Extinct0
Vascular Plants24  
Mosses0  
Fungus0  

Mammals

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Grey WhaleEschrichtius robustusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Steller Sea LionEumetopias jubatusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Vancouver Island MarmotMarmota vancouverensisEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Wolverine (vancouverensis subspecies)Gulo gulo vancouverensisSpecial ConcernNoneRed
Townsend's Big-eared BatCorynorhinus townsendiiNoneNoneBlue
American Water Shrew, brooksi subspecies Sorex palustris brooksiNoneNoneRed

Birds

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
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
Leatherback TurtleDermochelys coriaceaEndangeredSchedule 1Red

Amphibians

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

Fishes

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Westen Brook Lamprey (Morrison Creek population)Lampetra richardsoni pop. 1EndangeredSchedule 1Red
Cowichan Lake LampreyEntosphenus macrostomusThreatenedSchedule 1Red
Dolly VardenSalvelinus malmaNoneNoneYellow

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
Quatsino Cave Amphipod Stygobromus quatsinensisNoneNoneBlue

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

Vascular Plants

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Deltoid BalsamrootBalsamorhiza deltoideaEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Yellow Montane VioletViola praemorsa ssp. praemorsaEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Vancouver Island BeggarticksBidens amplissimaSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Angled Bitter-cressCardamine angulataNoneNoneBlue
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
Flowering QuillwortLilaea scilloidesNoneNoneBlue
Spring HornwortCeratophyllum echinatumNoneNoneBlue
Leafy MitrewortMitellastra caulescensNoneNoneBlue
Snow BrambleRubus nivalisNoneNoneBlue
Henderson's Checker-mallowSidalcea hendersoniiNoneNoneBlue
Western St. John's-wortHypericum scouleri ssp. nortoniaeNoneNoneBlue
Water Bur-reedSparganium fluctuansNoneNoneBlue
Queen Charlotte Avens Geum schofieldiiNoneNoneRed
Rydberg's spring beauty Claytonia multiscapa ssp. pacificaNoneNoneYellow
Western Wahoo Euonymus occidentalis var. occidentalisNoneNoneRed
Winged Water-starwort Callitriche marginataNoneNoneBlue
Yellow Sand-verbena Abronia latifoliaNoneNoneBlue
Creeping Wildrye Leymus triticoidesNoneNoneRed
Dwarf Trillium Trillium ovatum var. hibbersoniiNoneNoneRed

Extinct or Extirpated

No Extirpated or Extinct

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Forest District Campbell River Forest District - Vancouver Island (DCR-VI)
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.