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LITTLE BROWN BAT

The little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus) was a common species in BCR 14 but its populations are quickly declining throughout the region. These bats use caves or mines for hibernation and buildings for maternity areas. Their primary summer roost sites are in buildings. This bat is listed as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in one or more states in BCR 14.

If your project is in BCR 14, you are in a state where these bats occur. Contact your state wildlife agency before implementing a project. Individual state regulations may apply.

HOARY BAT

The hoary bat (Lasiurus cinereus) is an uncommon migratory bat that leaves the region in the winter for the most part. In summer it roosts in tree crowns of a number of pole to small sawtimber-sized forests but seems to prefer conifers. It is listed as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in one or more states in BCR 14.

CANADA WARBLER

The Canada warbler (Wilsonia Canadensis) is a fairly common breeder in BCR 14. It prefers deciduous forest with a dense understory, especially along streams, bogs, swamps or moist areas. It is listed as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in one or more states in BCR 14.

BROAD-WINGED HAWK

The broad-winged hawk (Buteo platyperus) is a fairly common breeder throughout BCR 14. This bird prefers a matrix of openings, such as pasture, field, swamp, and forest openings such as landings or haul roads. Although relatively common, it is listed as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in one or more of the states in BCR 14.

BLUE-SPOTTED SALAMANDER

The blue-spotted salamander (Ambystoma laterale) is a dark-bodied salamander measuring 3½ to 5 inches and speckled with blue or white flecks and spots across the back, side, and tail. They are most commonly found in moist hardwood forests and wooded swamps, marshes, and bogs. They hybridize with Jefferson salamanders. Threats to this species include development of upland habitat and associated edge effects, filling of wetlands for development, and mortality from vehicles on roadways. It is listed as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in all six states in BCR 14.