Endangered and Threatened Wildlife of NH

nongame program logoEndangered wildlife are those native species whose prospects for survival in New Hampshire are in danger because of a loss or change in habitat, over-exploitation, predation, competition, disease, disturbance or contamination. Assistance is needed to ensure continued existence as a viable component of the state's wildlife community.

Threatened wildlife are those species which may become endangered if conditions surrounding them begin, or continue, to decline.

Critical Habitats and Associated Species in New Hampshire (will launch new tab/window)

Species of Special Concern List (pdf)

* = Federally threatened

**= Federally endangered.

This list was updated in October 2008. Click here to learn more about the most recent listing changes.

Click here for a printable list of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife in NH

MAMMALS

Endangered:

* Canada lynx, Lynx canadensis

small-footed bat, Myotis leibii

** Gray wolf, Canis lupus

New England cottontail, Sylvilagus transitionalis

 

Threatened:

American marten, Martes americana (formerly pine marten)

BIRDS

Endangered:

common nighthawk, Chordeiles minor

northern harrier, Circus cyaneus

golden eagle, Aquila chrysaetos

* piping plover, Charadrius melodus

upland sandpiper, Bartramia longicauda

** roseate tern, Sterna dougallii

least tern, Sterna antillarum

sedge wren, Cistothorus platensis

 

Threatened:

common loon, Gavia immer

American three-toed woodpecker, Picoides dorsalis

grasshopper sparrow, Ammodramus savannarum

pied-billed grebe, Podilymbus podiceps

bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus

peregrine falcon, Falco peregrinus

common tern, Sterna hirundo

FISH

Endangered:

American brook lamprey, Lethenteron appendix

** shortnose sturgeon , Acipenser brevirostrum

 

Threatened:

Bridle shiner, Notropis bifrenatus

REPTILES

Endangered:

timber rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus

Blanding's turtle, Emydoidea blandingii

Eastern hognose snake, Heterodon platyhinos

 

Threatened:

spotted turtle, Clemmys guttata

black racer, coluber constrictor

AMPHIBIANS

Endangered:

marbled salamander, Ambystoma opacum

 

Threatened:

(none currently listed)

INVERTEBRATES

Endangered:

cobblestone tiger beetle, Cicindela  marginipennis

** dwarf wedge mussel, Alasmidonta heterodon

brook floater, Alasmidonta varicosa

frosted elfin butterfly, Callophrys irus

** Karner blue butterfly, Lycaeides melissa samuelis

Persius dusky wing skipper, Erynnis persius persius

ringed bog haunter dragonfly, Williamsonia lintneri

* puritan tiger beetle, Cicindela puritana

White Mountain fritillary, Boloria titania montinus

 

Threatened:

pine pinion moth, Lithophane lepida lepida

White Mountain Arctic, Oeneis melissa semidea


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