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Species of Greatest Conservation Need: American marten, Kirtland's Warbler, slender glass lizard, Karner blue butterfly.
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Shari Koslowsky
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608-261-4382

Species of Greatest Conservation Need
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From the Wildlife Action Plan

Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) have low and/or declining populations and are in need of conservation action. Included are species already listed as endangered or threatened and those on the Wisconsin Natural Heritage working list. The table below provides links to SGCN information and photos along with data from the Wildlife Action Plan, when available.

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Bird Species of Greatest Conservation Need
Common Name Scientific Name
Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
American Black DuckAnas rubripes
American Golden PloverPluvialis dominica
American WoodcockScolopax minor
Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
Barn OwlTyto alba
Bell's VireoVireo bellii
Black TernChlidonias niger
Black-backed WoodpeckerPicoides arcticus
Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
Blue-winged TealAnas discors
Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
Boreal ChickadeePoecile hudsonicus
Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis
Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
CanvasbackAythya valisineria
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Cerulean WarblerSetophaga cerulea
Common TernSterna hirundo
Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilis
DickcisselSpiza americana
DunlinCalidris alpina
Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
Forster's TernSterna forsteri
Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera
Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
Great EgretArdea alba
Greater Prairie-ChickenTympanuchus cupido
Henslow's SparrowAmmodramus henslowii
Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemastica
Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
King RailRallus elegans
Kirtland's WarblerSetophaga kirtlandii
Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
Le Conte's SparrowAmmodramus leconteii
Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoa
Nelson's SparrowAmmodramus nelsoni
Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
Northern HarrierCircus cyaneus
Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
OspreyPandion haliaetus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Piping PloverCharadrius melodus
Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
RedheadAythya americana
Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
Sharp-tailed GrouseTympanuchus phasianellus
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Snowy EgretEgretta thula
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
Spruce GrouseFalcipennis canadensis
Trumpeter SwanCygnus buccinator
Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
VeeryCatharus fuscescens
Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
Western MeadowlarkSturnella neglecta
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus
Whooping CraneGrus americana
Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolor
Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina
Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorum
Yellow RailCoturnicops noveboracensis
Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominica

Wisconsin's Wildlife Action Plan COA maps and reports funded in part by The Conservation Fund [exit DNR] in partnership with The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation [exit DNR]

Last revised: Thursday, July 17, 2014