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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

Species type: Mammal

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

Species type: Bird

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Bank Swallow
Bank Swallow

Species type: Bird

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Barn Swallow

Species type: Bird

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Black Tern

Species type: Bird

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Blanding’s Turtle
Blanding’s Turtle

Species type: Reptile

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Bobolink

Species type: Bird

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Branched Bartonia

Species type: Plant

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Broad Beech Fern Credit: S.Brinker
Broad Beech Fern

Species type: Plant

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Butternut

Species type: Plant

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Canada Warbler

Species type: Bird

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Cerulean Warbler

Species type: Bird

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Chimney Swift

Species type: Bird

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Common Map Turtle

Species type: Reptile

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Common Nighthawk

Species type: Bird

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Common Snapping Turtle

Species type: Reptile

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Deepwater Sculpin

Species type: Fish

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Eastern Foxsnake

Species type: Reptile

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Eastern Hog-nosed Snake

Species type: Reptile

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Eastern Meadowlark

Species type: Bird

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Eastern Milksnake

Species type: Reptile

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Eastern Musk Turtle

Species type: Reptile

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Eastern Small-footed Bat

Species type: Mammal

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Eastern Wood-Pewee

Species type: Bird

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Engelmann’s Quillwort

Species type: Plant

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Evening Grosbeak

Species type: Bird

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Five Lined Skink

Species type: Reptile

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Forked Three Awned Grass

Species type: Plant

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Golden-winged Warbler

Species type: Bird

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Kirtland’s Warbler

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Lake Sturgeon
Lake Sturgeon

Species type: Fish

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Least Bittern

Species type: Bird

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Little Brown Myotis

Species type: Mammal

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Massasauga Rattlesnake

Species type: Reptile

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Monarch Butterfly

Species type: Insect

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Northern Brook Lamprey

Species type: Fish

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Northern Myotis

Species type: Mammal

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Northern Ribbonsnake

Species type: Reptile

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Northern Sunfish

Species type: Fish

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Olive-sided Flycatcher

Species type: Bird

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Piping Plover

Species type: Bird

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Red-headed Woodpecker

Species type: Bird

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Red-shouldered Hawk

Species type: Bird

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Rusty Blackbird

Species type: Bird

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Silver Lamprey. Photo Credit: Ellen Edmonson
Silver Lamprey

Species type: Fish

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Spotted Turtle

Species type: Reptile

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Tri-coloured Bat

Species type: Mammal

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West Virginia White Butterfly

Species type: Insect

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Western Chorus Frog Photo Credit: Scott Gillingwater
Western Chorus Frog

Species type: Amphibian

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Whip-poor-will

Species type: Bird

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Wood Thrush

Species type: Bird

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Yellow-banded Bumble Bee

Species type: Insect

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