Species at Risk

Species at Risk

Ecologically speaking, we live in a rich and diverse neighbourhood. With 30,000 islands, thousands of kilometres of shoreline, rock barrens, mixed forests, hundreds of lakes and a wealth of wetlands, there is a remarkable variety of habitat and wildlife. Unfortunately this great diversity also means we have many species at risk, with over 50 found in the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve.

Since 2007, the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve has actively participated in species at risk education, research, and monitoring. GBBR builds community awareness of at-risk species through targeted information sessions, school visits, and other outreach opportunities. These educational events also promote stewardship actions to promote citizen science and to help maintain and restore habitat. Taking care of the health of our land and water is important for the well being of wildlife, ourselves and future generations.

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Report a Species at Risk Sighting

Please help our natural neighbours! Your species at risk report provides helpful information that can aid recovery efforts. Your report will be submitted to the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve and the Parry Sound Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

Thank you for your assistance in the conservation of at-risk species.

Meet Our Species at Risk

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Algonquin Wolf

Spcies Type: Mammal

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Bald Eagles in flight. Photo Credit: Ted Krug
Bald Eagle

Spcies Type: Bird

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Bank Swallow
Bank Swallow

Spcies Type: Bird

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Barn Swallow

Spcies Type: Bird

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Black Tern

Spcies Type: Bird

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Blanding’s Turtle
Blanding’s Turtle

Spcies Type: Reptile

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Bobolink

Spcies Type: Bird

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Branched Bartonia

Spcies Type: Plant

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Broad Beech Fern Credit: S.Brinker
Broad Beech Fern

Spcies Type: Plant

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Butternut

Spcies Type: Plant

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Canada Warbler

Spcies Type: Bird

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Cerulean Warbler

Spcies Type: Bird

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Chimney Swift

Spcies Type: Bird

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Common Map Turtle

Spcies Type: Reptile

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Common Nighthawk

Spcies Type: Bird

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Common Snapping Turtle

Spcies Type: Reptile

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Eastern Foxsnake

Spcies Type: Reptile

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Eastern Hog-nosed Snake

Spcies Type: Reptile

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Eastern Meadowlark

Spcies Type: Bird

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Eastern Milksnake

Spcies Type: Reptile

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Eastern Musk Turtle

Spcies Type: Reptile

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Eastern Small-footed Bat

Spcies Type: Mammal

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Eastern Wood-Pewee

Spcies Type: Bird

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Engelmann’s Quillwort

Spcies Type: Plant

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Evening Grosbeak

Spcies Type: Bird

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Five Lined Skink

Spcies Type: Reptile

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Forked Three Awned Grass

Spcies Type: Plant

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Golden-winged Warbler

Spcies Type: Bird

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Lake Sturgeon
Lake Sturgeon

Spcies Type: Fish

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Least Bittern

Spcies Type: Bird

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Little Brown Myotis

Spcies Type: Mammal

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Massasauga Rattlesnake

Spcies Type: Reptile

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Monarch Butterfly

Spcies Type: Insect

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Northern Brook Lamprey

Spcies Type: Fish

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Northern Myotis

Spcies Type: Mammal

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Northern Ribbonsnake

Spcies Type: Reptile

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Olive-sided Flycatcher

Spcies Type: Bird

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Red-headed Woodpecker

Spcies Type: Bird

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Red-shouldered Hawk

Spcies Type: Bird

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Rusty Blackbird

Spcies Type: Bird

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Silver Lamprey. Photo Credit: Ellen Edmonson
Silver Lamprey

Spcies Type: Fish

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Spotted Turtle

Spcies Type: Reptile

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Tri-coloured Bat

Spcies Type: Mammal

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West Virginia White Butterfly

Spcies Type: Insect

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Western Chorus Frog Photo Credit: Scott Gillingwater
Western Chorus Frog

Spcies Type: Amphibian

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Whip-poor-will

Spcies Type: Bird

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Yellow-banded Bumble Bee

Spcies Type: Insect

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