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Species at Risk in Muskoka 

There are approximately 48 Species at Risk found in Muskoka.



Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) - Special Concern

Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia) - Threatened

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) - Threatened

Black Tern (Chlidonias niger) - Special Concern

Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) - Threatened

Canada Warbler (Wilsonia canadensis) - Special Concern

Cerulean Warbler (Dendroica cerulea) - Threatened

Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) - Threatened

Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor) - Special Concern

Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna) - Threatened

Eastern Wood-pewee (Contopus virens) - Special Concern

Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) - Special Concern

Golden-Winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera) - Special Concern

Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) - Threatened

Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus cooperi) - Special Concern

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) - Special Concern

Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) - Special Concern

Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus) - Special Concern

Whip-poor-will (Caprimulgus vociferus) - Threatened

Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) - Special Concern




Eastern Foxsnake (Elaphe gloydi) - Threatened

Eastern Hog-nosed snake (Heterodon platirhinos) - Threatened

Eastern Massassauga Rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus catenatus) - Threatened

Eastern Milksnake (Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum) - Special Concern

Eastern Ribbonsnake (Thamnophis sauritus) - Special Concern


Blanding's Turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) - Threatened

Eastern Musk Turtle (Sternotherus odoratus) - Special Concern

Northern Map Turtle (Graptemys geographica) - Special Concern

Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina) - Special Concern

Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata) - Endangered


Common Five-lined Skink (Eumeces fasciatus) - Special Concern



Branched Bartonia (Bartonia paniculata) - Threatened

Broad Beech Fern (Phegopteris hexagonoptera) - Special Concern

Butternut (Juglans cinerea) - Endangered

Engelmann's Quillwort (Isoetes engelmannii) - Endangered

Forked Three-awned Grass (Aristida basiramea) - Endangered

Spotted Wintergreen (Chimaphila maculata) - Threatened



Monarch Butterfly (Danarus plexippus) - Special Concern

Rusty-patched Bumble Bee (Bombus afinis) - Endangered

West Virginia White Butterfly (Pieris virginiensis) - Special Concern

Yellow-banded Bumble Bee (Bombus terricola) - Special Concern



Grass Pickerel (Esox americanus vermiculatus) - Special Concern

Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) - Endangered



Eastern Wolf (Canis lupus lycaon) - Threatened

Eastern Small-footed Myotis (Myotis leibii) - Endangered

Little Brown Myotis (Myotis lucifugus) - Endangered

Northern Myotis (Myotis septentrionalis) - Endangered

Tri-coloured Bat (Perimyotis subflavus) - Endangered