Speckled Alder

BLUE-WINGED WARBLER

The blue-winged warbler (Vermivora pinus) is an uncommon to locally common breeder whose population s apparently increasing. It is a breeder in the southern part of BCR 14 up to southern New Hampshire. The blue-wing prefers reverting old fields with scattered shrubs and small trees near water. It is listed as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in one or more 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.

AMERICAN BLACK DUCK

The American black duck (Anas rubripes) is a common to fairly common breeder in BCR 14. It uses a wide variety of fresh water habitats and nests in thick understories of shrubs or hardwood or softwood regeneration. It is listed as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in one or more states in BCR 14. Black duck populations are declining due to habitat loss and hybridization with mallards.

ALDER FLYCATCHER

The alder flycatcher (Empidonax alnorum) is an uncommon breeder in BCR 14 with the exception of Maine where it is more common. It is listed as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in one or more states in BCR 14.