Endangered Species

At present, 45 animals are listed as Endangered or Threatened by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife:

Birds (Class Aves)

  • American Pipit (Anthus rubescens) Endangered (1997)
  • Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) Threatened (1997)
  • Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) Threatened (1997)
  • Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) Endangered (1978) / Recovered (2009)
  • Barrow’s Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) Threatened (2007)
  • Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) Threatened (2007)
  • Black Tern (Chlidonias niger) Endangered (1997)
  • Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) Threatened (2007)
  • Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) Endangered (1987)
  • Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum) Endangered (1987)
  • Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) Threatened (2007)
  • Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) Threatened (1997)
  • Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) Endangered (2007)
  • Least Tern (Sternula antillarum) Endangered (1984)
  • Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) Endangered (1975)
  • Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) Endangered (1987)
  • Razorbill (Alca torda) Threatened (1997) R
  • oseate Tern (Sterna dougallii) Threatened (1987) / Endangered (1997)
  • Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis) Endangered (1987)
  • Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) Threatened (2007)
  • Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda) Threatened (1997)

Fish (Class Actinopterygii)

  • Redfin Pickerel (Esox americanus americanus) Endangered (2007)
  • Swamp Darter (Etheostoma fusiforme) Threatened (1997)

Insects (Class Insecta)

  • Boreal Snaketail (Ophiogomphus colubrinus) Threatened (2007)
  • Clayton’s Copper (Lycaena dorcas claytoni) Endangered (1997)
  • Edwards’ Hairstreak (Satyrium edwardsii) Endangered (1997)
  • Hessel’s Hairstreak (Callophrys hesseli) Endangered (1997)
  • Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus) Endangered (2007)
  • Katahdin Arctic (Oeneis polixenes katahdin) Endangered (1997)
  • Pine Barrens Zanclognatha (Zanclognatha martha) Threatened (1997)
  • Purple Lesser Fritillary (Boloria chariclea grandis) Threatened (2007)
  • Rapids Clubtail (Gomphus quadricolor) Endangered (2007)
  • Ringed Boghaunter (Williamsonia lintneri) Threatened (2007)
  • Roaring Brook Mayfly (Epeorus frisoni) Endangered (2007)
  • Tomah Mayfly (Siphlonisca aerodromia) Threatened (1997)
  • Twilight Moth (Lycia rachelae) Threatened (1997)
  • Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo) Threatened (2007)

Mammals (Class Mammalia)

  • New England Cottontail (Sylvilagus transitionalis) Endangered (2007)
  • Northern Bog Lemming (Synaptomys borealis) Threatened (1987)

Molluscs

  • (Class Bivalvia) Brook Floater (Alasmidonta varicosa) Threatened (2007)
  • Tidewater Mucket (Leptodea ochracea) Threatened (1997)
  • Yellow Lampmussel (Lampsilis cariosa) Threatened (1997)

Reptiles (Class Reptilia)

  • Black Racer (Coluber constrictor) Endangered (1987)
  • Blanding’s Turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) Threatened (1987) / Endangered (1997)
  • Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina) Endangered (1987)
  • Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata) Threatened (1987)

Source

1) Research and Management Report 2014, Maine IF&W
2) Maine’s Endangered Species, Maine IF&W