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Species at risk in Canada are listed and federally protected under the Species at Risk Act (SARA), and in Nova Scotia, under the Nova Scotia Endangered Species Act (NS ESA).

Here are all the species at risk that can be found in the Kespukwitk/Southwest Nova Scotia Priority Place.

To find out more about each one, click on the species image or please visit https://speciesatrisk.ca/

BIRDS

Photo: Jason Headley
Bank Swallow
(Riperia riparia)
Photo: Frontier Digital Arts
Barn Swallow
(Hirundo rustica)
Photo: Eric Ellingson on Flickr
Barrow’s Goldeneye
(Bucephala islandica)
Photo: Richard Stern
Bobolink
(Dolichonyx oryzivorus)
Photo: John Brazner
Canada Warbler
(Wilsonia canadensis)
Photo: Lori Phinney
Chimney Swift
(Chaetura pelagica)
Photo: FrontierDigitalArts
Common Nighthawk
(Chordeiles minor)
Photo: Alastair Rae
Eastern Meadowlark
(Sturnella magna)
Photo: Richard Stern
Eastern Whip-poor-will
(Astrostomus vociferus)
Photo: Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren on Flickr
Eastern Wood-pewee
(Contopus virens)
Photo: Russel Crosby
Evening Grosbeak
(Coccothraustes vespertinus)
Photo: Brennan Caverhill
Harlequin Duck (Eastern)
(Histrionicus histrionicus)
Photo: Russel Crosby
Hudsonian Godwit
(Limosa haemastica)
Photo: Ryan Mandelbaum on Flickr
Leach’s Storm-Petrel
(Oceanodroma leucorhoa)
Photo: _Veit_ on Flickr
Least Bittern
(Ixobrychus exilis)
Photo: Russel Crosby
Lesser Yellowlegs
(Tringa flavipes)
Photo: Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute
Olive-sided Flycatcher
(Contopus cooperi)
Photo: Judy Gallagher on Flickr
Peregrine Falcon (anatum/tundrius)
(Falco peregrinus anatum)
Photo: Laura Bartlett
Piping Plover (melodus)
(Charadrius melodus melodus)
Photo: Russel Crosby
Red Knot (rufa)
(Calidris canutus rufa)
Photo: Russel Crosby
Red-necked Phalarope
(Phalaropus lobatus)
Photo: Julie McKnight
Roseate Tern
(Sterna dougallii)
Photo: Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute
Rusty Blackbird
(Euphagus carolinus nigrans)
Photo: Russel Crosby
Savannah Sparrow
(Passerculus sandwichensis princeps)
Photo: Russel Crosby
Short-eared Owl
(Asia flammeus)
Photo: Charlie Jackson on Flickr
Wood Thrush
(Hylocichla mustelina)

VASCULAR PLANTS

Photo: Alain Belliveau
Black Ash
(Fraxinus nigra)
Photo: Alain Belliveau
Eastern Baccharis
(Baccharis hamilifolia)
Photo: Martin Thomas
Eastern Lilaeopsis
(Lilaeopsis chinensis)
Photo: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Eastern Mountain Avens
(Geum peckii)
Photo: Alain Belliveau
Eastern White Cedar
(Thuja occidentalis)
Photo: Cristi Frittaion
Goldencrest
(Lophiola aurea)
Photo: Alain Belliveau
Long’s Bulrush
(Scirpus longii)
Photo: Alain Belliveau
Maleberry
(Lyonia ligustrina)
Photo: Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute
Pink Coreopsis
(Coreopsis rosea)
Photo: Nova Scotia Nature Trust
Plymouth Gentian
(Sabatia kennedyana)
Photo: Alain Belliveau
Prototype Quillwort
(Isoetes prototypus)
Photo: Megan Crowley
Redroot
(Lachnanthes caroliniana)
Photo: Bruce MacInnis
Rockrose
(Helianthemum canadense)
Photo: Alain Belliveau
Spotted pondweed
(Potamogeton pulcher)
Photo: Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute
Sweet Pepperbush
(Clethra alnifolia)
Photo: David Mazerolle
Tall Beakrush
(Rhynchospora macrostachya)
Photo: Brennan Caverhill
Thread-leaved Sundew
(Drosera filiformis)
Photo: Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute
Tubercled Spike-rush
(Eleocharis tuberculosa)
Photo: Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute
Water-pennywort
(Hydrocotyle umbellata)

LICHENS

Photo: Alain Belliveau
Black-foam Lichen
(Anzia colpodes)
Photo: Alain Belliveau
Blue Felt Lichen
(Degelia plumbea)
Photo: Brad Toms
Boreal Felt Lichen (Atlantic)
(Erioderma pedicellatum)
Photo: Iain Crowell
Frosted Glass-whiskers
(Sclerophora peronella)
Photo: Alain Belliveau
Vole Ears Lichen
(Erioderma mollissimum)
Photo: Colin Chapman-Lam
White-rimmed Shingle Lichen
(Fuscopannaria leucosticte)
Photo: Alain Belliveau
Wrinkled Shingle Lichen
(Pannaria lurida)

REPTILES

Photo: Jeffie McNeil
Blanding’s Turtle – Nova Scotia pop.
(Emydoidea blandingii)
Photo: Brennan Caverhill
Eastern Painted Turtle
(Chrysemys picta picta)
Photo: Jeffie McNeil
Eastern Ribbonsnake (Atlantic)
(Thamnophis sauritus)
Photo: Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute
Snapping Turtle
(Chelydra serpentina)
Photo: Brennan Caverhill
Wood Turtle
(Glyptemys inscultpa)

ARTHROPODS

Photo: Martin Andersson
Gypsy Cuckoo Bumble Bee
(Bombus bohemicus)
Photo: The Packer Lab - Bee Tribes of the World
Macropis Cuckoo Bee
(Epeoloides pilosulus)
Photo: FrontierDigitalArts
Monarch
(Danaus plexippus)
Photo: Hadel Go - American Museum of Natural History
Suckley’s Cuckoo Bumble Bee
(Bombus suckleyi)
Photo: Lena Dietz Chiasson
Transverse Lady Beetle
(Coccinella transversoguttata)
Photo: Rob Foster
Yellow-banded bumble bee
(Bombus terricola)

MAMMALS

Photo: Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute
Eastern Moose
(Alces alces americana)
Photo: Jason Headley
Little Brown Myotis
(Myotis lucifugus)
Photo: Jordi Segers
Northern Myotis
(Myotis septentrionalis)
Photo: Jordi Segers
Tri-colored Bat
(Perimyotis subflavus)