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 Endangered Species of Delaware

Birds

  • Brown CreeperBR (Certhia americana)
     

    Brown Creeper - Photo by Chuck Fullmer

     Brown Creeper            

     

      

    Barking Treefrog - Photo by Jon D. Willson USGS

                        Barking Treefrog

     

     

      Cooper's Hawk - Photo by Larry Graff

     Cooper's Hawk                   

     

     

    Delmarva Fox Squirrel

                          Delmarva Fox Squirrel

     

     

    Frosted Elfin - Photo by Erik Nielson

     Frosted Elfin             

     
     
  • Bald EagleT (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
  • Pied-billed GrebeBR (Podilymbus podiceps)
  • Northern HarrierBR (Circus cyaneus)
  • Cooper’s HawkBR (Accipiter cooperii)
  • Black-Crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)
  • Yellow-Crowned Night Heron (Nyctanassa violacea)
  • Northern ParulaBR (Parula americana)
  • Piping PloverT (Charadrius melodus)
  • Short-eared OwlBR (Asio flammeus)                                                                       
  • American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus)
  • Black Rail (Laterallus jamaicensis)
  • Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda)
  • Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)
  • Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger)   
  • Henslow's Sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii)
  • Common TernBR (Sterna hirundo)
  • Forster’s TernBR (Sterna forsteri)
  • Least Tern (Sterna antillarum)
  • Cerulean Warbler (Dendroica cerulea)
  • Hooded WarblerBR (Wilsonia citrina)
  • Swainson’s Warbler (Limnothlypis swainsonii)
  • Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus)
  • Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis)

Reptiles

  • Leatherback Sea TurtleE (Dermochelys coriacea)
  • Atlantic Ridley Sea TurtleE (Lepidochelys kempii)
  • Green Sea TurtleT (Chelonia mydas)
  • Loggerhead Sea TurtleT (Caretta caretta)
  • Bog TurtleT (Clemmys muhlenbergii)
  • Corn Snake (Elaphe guttata guttata)

Amphibians

  • Eastern Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum tigrinum)
  • Barking Treefrog (Hyla gratiosa)

Mammals

  • Delmarva Fox Squirrel E (Sciurus niger cinereus)

Fish

  • Atlantic Sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrhynchus)

Mollusks

  • Yellow Lampmussel (Lampsilis cariosa)
  • Eastern Lampmussel (Lampsilis radiata)
  • Dwarf WedgemusselE (Alasmidonta heterodon)
  • Eastern Pondmussel (Ligumia nasuta)
  • Brook Floater (Alasmidonta varicosa)
  • Tidewater Mucket (Leptodea ochracea)

Insects

  • Little White Tiger Beetle (Cicindela lepida)
  • White Tiger Beetle (Cicindela dorsalis)
  • Seth Forest Scavenger Beetle (Hydrochus sp.)
  • Frosted Elfin (Incisalia irus)
  • Bethany Firefly (Photuris bethaniensis)
  • Hessel’s Hairstreak (Mitoura hesseli)
  • King’s Hairstreak (Satyrium kingi)
  • Rare Skipper (Problema bulenta)
  • Mulberry Wing (Poanes massasoit chermocki)

    BR Breeding population only
    T Federally listed Threatened Species
    E Federally listed Endangered Species

(Effective as of June 2000)

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