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Endangered and Threatened Wildlife of NH

Endangered 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.


Wildlife species of Special Concern are those species of wildlife that either could become Threatened in the foreseeable future or were recently delisted from the NH Endangered and Threatened species.



* = Federally threatened

** = Federally endangered.


The endangered and threatened species list was fully reviewed using the revised 2015 Wildlife Action Plan and other data supplied by experts. This list became effective March 24, 2017.


Endangered: Threatened:

Eastern small-footed bat, Myotis leibii

None listed at this time.
Little brown bat, Myotis lucifugus


* Northern long-eared bat, Myotis septentrionalis  

Tri-colored bat, Perimyotis subflavus

New England cottontail, Sylvilagus transitionalis  
* Canada lynx, Lynx canadensis  
** Eastern wolf, Canis lupus  
Endangered: Threatened:

Northern harrier, Circus cyaneus

Pied-billed grebe, Podilymbus podiceps

Common nighthawk, Chordeiles minor

Common loon, Gavia immer

* Piping plover, Charadrius melodus

Peregrine falcon, Falco peregrinus

Upland sandpiper, Bartramia longicauda

Common tern, Sterna hirundo

** Roseate tern, Sterna dougallii

* Red knot, Calidris canutus

Least tern, Sterna antillarum

Cliff swallow, Petrochelidon pyrrhonota

Golden eagle, Aquila chrysaetos

Purple martin, Progne subis


Cerulean warbler, Setophaga cerulea


Eastern meadowlark, Sturnella magna


Grasshopper sparrow, Ammodramus savannarum

Endangered: Threatened:
American brook lamprey, Lethenteron appendix Bridle shiner, Notropis bifrenatus
** Shortnose sturgeon, Acipenser brevirostrum *Atlantic sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrinchus
  Round whitefish, Prosopium cylindraceum
Endangered: Threatened:
Blanding's turtle, Emydoidea blandingii Spotted turtle, Clemmys guttata
Eastern box turtle, Terrapene carolina Black racer snake, coluber constrictor
Eastern hognose snake, Heterodon platyhinos  
Timber rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus  
Endangered: Threatened:
Marbled salamander, Ambystoma opacum Fowler's toad, Anaxyrus fowleri
Endangered: Threatened:
** Dwarf wedgemussel, Alasmidonta heterodon Pine pinion moth, Lithophane lepida lepida
Brook floater mussel, Alasmidonta varicosa White Mountain arctic, Oeneis melissa semidea
Frosted elfin butterfly, Callophrys irus

Ringed boghaunter, Williamsonia lintneri

** Karner blue butterfly, Lycaeides melissa samuelis

Hessel's hairstreak, Callophrys hesseli

Persius duskywing skipper, Erynnis persius Eastern pond mussel, Ligumia nasuta

* Puritan tiger beetle, Cicindela puritana

Cobblestone tiger beetle,
Cicindela marginipennis
** Rusty Patched Bumblebee, Bombus affinis  
White Mountain fritillary, Boloria chariclea montinus