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Mammals

Common Name (English) Common Name (French) Scientific Name Legal Status Comments
Northern Short-tailed Shrew grande musaraigne Blarina brevicauda N/A N/A
Common Shrew musaraigne cendrée Sorex cinereus N/A N/A
Smoky Shrew musaraigne fuligineuse Sorex fumeus N/A N/A
Pygmy Shrew musaraigne pygmée Sorex hoyi N/A N/A
Water Shrew musaraigne palustre Sorex palustris N/A N/A
Star-nosed Mole condylure à nez étoilé Condylura cristata N/A N/A
Eastern Small-footed Bat chauve-souris pygmée de l'Est Myotis leibii Endangered (ON) N/A
Little Brown Bat petite chauve-souris brune Myotis lucifugus Endangered (CAN/ON) N/A
Northern Long-eared Bat chauve-souris nordique Myotis septentrionalis Endangered (CAN/ON) N/A
Silver-haired Bat chauve-souris argentée Lasionycteris noctivagans N/A N/A
Tri-coloured Bat (Eastern Pipistrelle) pipistrelle de l'Est Perimyotis subflavus Endangered (CAN/ON) N/A
Big Brown Bat grande chauve-souris brune Eptesicus fuscus N/A N/A
Eastern Red Bat chauve-souris rousse Lasiurus borealis N/A N/A
Hoary Bat chauve-souris cendrée Lasiurus cinereus N/A N/A
Eastern Cottontail lapin à queue blanche Sylvilagus floridanus N/A N/A 
Northern Flying Squirrel grand polatouche Glaucomys sabrinus N/A N/A
Southern Flying Squirrel petit polatouche Glaucomys volans Not at risk (CAN/ON) N/A
Snowshoe Hare lièvre d'Amérique Lepus americanus N/A N/A
European Hare lièvre d'Europe Lepus europaeus N/A Non-native species
Eastern Chipmunk tamia rayé Tamias striatus N/A N/A
Woodchuck marmotte commune Marmota monax N/A N/A
Gray Squirrel écureuil gris Sciurus carolinensis N/A N/A
Red Squirrel écureuil roux Tamiasciurus hudsonicus N/A N/A
Beaver castor du Canada Castor canadensis N/A N/A
White-footed Mouse souris à pattes blanches Peromyscus leucopus N/A N/A
Deer Mouse souris sylvestre Peromyscus maniculatus N/A  N/A
Southern Red-backed Vole campagnol à dos roux de Gapper Clethrionomys gapperi N/A  N/A 
Meadow Vole campagnol des champs Microtus pennsylvanicus N/A  N/A
Muskrat rat musqué Ondatra zibethicus N/A  N/A
Southern Bog Lemming campagnol-lemming de Cooper Synaptomys cooperi N/A One reported site in Ottawa (Brownell and Blaney, 1997).
Norway Rat rat surmulot Rattus norvegicus N/A Non-native species
House Mouse souris commune Mus musculus N/A  Non-native species
Meadow Jumping Mouse souris sauteuse des champs Zapus hudsonius N/A N/A 
Woodland Jumping Mouse souris sauteuse des bois Napaeozapus insignis N/A N/A 
Porcupine porc-épic d'Amérique Erethizon dorsatum N/A N/A
Coyote coyote Canis latrans N/A  N/A 
Algonquin Wolf loup de la region Algonquin Canis s.p.

Special concern (CAN)

Threatened (ON)

Occasional reports; known to occur northwest of Ottawa
Grey Fox renard gris Urocyon cinereoargenteus Threatened (CAN/ON) One post-1980 report in northwestern Ottawa (COSEWIC, 2002).
Red Fox renard roux Vulpes vulpes N/A  N/A 
Black Bear ours noir Ursus americanus N/A  N/A 
Raccoon raton laveur Procyon lotor N/A N/A
Marten martre d'Amérique Martes americana N/A  One record (roadkill) in rural South March Highlands, reported in 2011.
Fisher pékan Martes pennanti N/A  N/A 
Ermine (Short-tailed Weasel) hermine Mustela erminea N/A  N/A 
Long-tailed Weasel belette à longue queue Mustela frenata N/A N/A 
Mink vison d'Amérique Mustela vison N/A  N/A
Striped Skunk mouffette rayée Mephitis mephitis N/A N/A
River Otter loutre de rivière Lontra canadensis N/A  N/A
Eastern Cougar couguar de l'Est Puma concolor Endangered (ON) Occasional reports; none confirmed.
Canada Lynx lynx du Canada Lynx canadensis N/A N/A
White-tailed Deer cerf de Virginie Odocoileus virginianus N/A  N/A
Moose orignal Alces americanus N/A N/A

Based primarily on Atlas of the Mammals of Ontario (Dobbyn, 1994)
 

Fish

Common Name (English) Common Name (French) Scientific Name Legal Status Comments
Chestnut Lamprey lamproie brune Ichthyomyzon castaneus N/A Uncertain if it occurs here
Northern Brook Lamprey lamproie du Nord Ichthyomyzon fossor Special concern (CAN/ON) N/A
Silver Lamprey lamproie argentée Ichthyomyzon unicuspis Special concern (CAN/ON) Ottawa River primarily
American Brook Lamprey lamproie de l'Est Lampetra appendix N/A  N/A
Lake Sturgeon esturgeon jaune Acipenser fulvescens Endangered (ON) N/A 
Longnose Gar lépisosté osseux Lepisosteus osseus N/A  N/A
Bowfin poisson-castor Amia calva N/A N/A 
Mooneye laquaiche argentée Hiodon tergisus N/A  N/A
American Eel anguille d'Amérique Anguilla rostrata Under review (CAN) Endangered (ON) N/A
Alewife gaspareau Alosa pseudoharengus N/A  N/A
Central Stoneroller roule-caillou Campostoma anomalum N/A Found in Jock River by City staff.
Goldfish carassin Carassius auratus N/A Non-native species
Spotfin Shiner méné bleu Cyprinella spiloptera N/A N/A 
Common Carp carpe Cyprinus carpio N/A  Non-native species
Brassy Minnow méné laiton Hybognathus hankinsoni N/A N/A 
Eastern Silvery Minnow méné d'argent Hybognathus regius N/A  N/A
Common Shiner méné à nageoires rouges Luxilus cornutus N/A N/A
Pearl Dace mulet perlé Margariscus margarita N/A  N/A
Hornyhead Chub tête à taches rouges Nocomis biguttatus N/A N/A 
Golden Shiner méné jaune Notemigonus crysoleucas N/A  N/A
Emerald Shiner méné émeraude Notropis atherinoides N/A N/A 
Bridle Shiner méné d'herbe Notropis bifrenatus Special concern (CAN/ON) Found in Rideau River by City staff in 2009.
Blackchin Shiner méné à menton noir Notropis heterodon N/A N/A
Blacknose Shiner méné à museau noir Notropis heterolepis N/A N/A 
Spottail Shiner méné à tache noire Notropis hudsonius N/A  N/A
Rosyface Shiner méné à tête rose Notropis rubellus N/A N/A 
Sand Shiner méné paille Notropis stramineus N/A N/A
Mimic Shiner méné pâle Notropis volucellus N/A N/A 
Northern Redbelly Dace méné ventre rouge Phoxinus eos N/A  N/A
Finescale Dace méné ventre citron Phoxinus neogaeus N/A N/A 
Bluntnose Minnow méné à museau arrondi Pimephales notatus N/A  N/A
Fathead Minnow méné à grosse tête Pimephales promelas N/A N/A
Blacknose Dace naseux noir de l'Est Rhinichthys atratulus N/A Widely reported by City staff.
Longnose Dace naseux des rapides Rhinichthys cataractae N/A N/A 
Creek Chub mulet à cornes Semotilus atromaculatus N/A  N/A
Fallfish ouitouche Semotilus corporalis N/A N/A 
Quillback couette Carpiodes cyprinus N/A  N/A
Longnose Sucker meunier rouge Catostomus catostomus N/A N/A 
White Sucker meunier noir Catostomus commersonii N/A  N/A
Silver Redhorse chevalier blanc Moxostoma anisurum N/A N/A 
River Redhorse chevalier de rivière Moxostoma carinatum Special concern (CAN/ON) N/A
Shorthead Redhorse chevalier rouge Moxostoma macrolepidotum N/A  N/A
Greater Redhorse chevalier jaune Moxostoma valenciennesi N/A N/A 
Yellow Bullhead barbotte jaune Ameiurus natalis N/A N/A
Brown Bullhead barbotte brune Ameiurus nebulosus N/A  N/A
Channel Catfish barbue de rivière Ictalurus punctatus N/A  N/A
Stonecat chat-fou des rapides Noturus flavus N/A N/A 
Tadpole Madtom chat-fou brun Noturus gyrinus N/A  N/A
Margined Madtom chat-fou liséré Noturus insignis N/A Occurs in Mississippi River upstream of Ottawa; unknown if it occurs here
Northern Pike grand brochet Esox lucius N/A N/A 
Muskellunge maskinongé Esox masquinongy N/A  N/A
Central Mudminnow umbre de vase Umbra limi N/A N/A 
Rainbow Smelt éperlan arc-en-ciel Osmerus mordax N/A  N/A
Lake Cisco (Lake Herring) cisco de lac Coregonus artedi N/A N/A 
Lake Whitefish grand corégone Coregonus clupeaformis N/A N/A
Rainbow Trout truite arc-en-ciel Oncorhynchus mykiss  N/A Non-native species
Brown Trout truite brune Salmo trutta N/A Non-native species
Brook Trout omble de fontaine Salvelinus fontinalis N/A N/A 
Trout-perch omisco Percopsis omiscomaycus N/A  N/A
Burbot lotte Lota lota N/A N/A 
Brook Silverside crayon-d'argent Labidesthes sicculus N/A  N/A
Banded Killifish fondule barré Fundulus diaphanus Not at risk (CAN/ON) N/A 
Brook Stickleback épinoche à cinq épines Culaea inconstans N/A  N/A
Threespine Stickleback épinoche à trois épines Gasterosteus aculeatus N/A N/A
Mottled Sculpin chabot tacheté Cottus bairdii N/A N/A
Rock Bass crapet de roche Ambloplites rupestris N/A N/A 
Pumpkinseed crapet soleil Lepomis gibbosus N/A  N/A
Bluegill crapet arlequin Lepomis macrochirus N/A N/A 
Smallmouth Bass achigan à petite bouche Micropterus dolomieu N/A  N/A
Largemouth Bass achigan à grande bouche Micropterus salmoides N/A N/A 
Black Crappie marigane noire Pomoxis nigromaculatus N/A N/A
Iowa Darter dard à ventre jaune Etheostoma exile N/A  N/A 
Fantail Darter dard barré Etheostoma flabellare N/A N/A
Johnny Darter raseux-de-terre noir Etheostoma nigrum N/A  N/A
Tessellated Darter raseux-de-terre gris Etheostoma olmstedi N/A N/A
Yellow Perch perchaude Perca flavescens N/A  N/A
Logperch fouille-roche zébré Percina caprodes N/A N/A 
Sauger doré noir Sander canadensis N/A  N/A
Walleye doré jaune Sander vitreus N/A N/A
Freshwater Drum malachigan Aplodinotus grunniens N/A N/A

Based primarily on occurrence data from Brian Coad (http://www.briancoad.com/NCR/ContentsNCR.htm)

Oscar and pacu/piranha also reported from Rideau Canal (released aquarium fish).

Tilapia reported from a City stormwater management pond in 2011.

Birds

Nomenclature Species at Risk Species Characteristics
Common Name (English) Common Name (French) Scientific Name Ontario (ESA, 2007) Canada (SARA) Nest Location Interior/Edge Area Sensitive Preferred Breeding Habitat
Common Loon plongeon huard Gavia immer N/A N/A Ground N/A X OW, W, S
Pied-billed Grebe grèbe à bec bigarré Podilymbus podiceps N/A N/A Floating N/A X OW, W, S
Double-crested Cormorant cormoran à aigrettes Phalacrocorax auritus N/A N/A Ground / Tree N/A N/A OW, W
American Bittern butor d'Amérique Botaurus lentiginosus N/A N/A Vegetation N/A X W, S
Least Bittern petit blongios Ixobrychus exilis THR THR Vegetation N/A X W, OW, S
Great Blue Heron grand héron Ardea herodias N/A N/A Tree N/A N/A W, S, Fe
Green Heron héron vert Butorides virescens N/A N/A Tree N/A N/A W, S, Fe
Black-crowned Night-heron bihoreau gris Nycticorax nycticorax N/A N/A Tree N/A X W, S
Turkey Vulture urubu à tête rouge Cathartes aura N/A N/A Ground N/A X W, T, F, Fe, C
Canada Goose bernache du Canada Branta canadensis N/A N/A Ground N/A N/A W, OW, S, G, P
Wood Duck canard branchu Aix sponsa N/A N/A Cavity N/A X W, OW, S, F, Fe
Gadwall canard chipeau Anas strepera N/A N/A Ground N/A X W, OW, S, G
American Wigeon canard d'Amérique Anas americana N/A N/A Ground N/A X W, OW, S
American Black Duck canard noir Anas rubripes N/A N/A Ground N/A X W, OW, S, G, Fe
Mallard canard colvert Anas platyrhynchos N/A N/A Ground N/A N/A W, OW, S, G, P
Blue-winged Teal sarcelle à ailes bleues Anas discors N/A N/A Ground N/A X W, OW, S, G, T
Northern Shoveler canard souchet Anas clypeata N/A N/A Ground N/A U W, OW, S, G
Northern Pintail canard pilet Anas acuta N/A N/A Ground N/A X W, S
American Green-winged Teal sarcelle d'hiver Anas crecca N/A N/A Ground N/A N/A W, OW, S
Ring-necked Duck fuligule à collier Aythya collaris N/A N/A Ground N/A X W, OW, S
Lesser Scaup petit fuligule Aythya affinis N/A N/A Ground N/A X W, OW, S
Hooded Merganser harle couronné Lophodytes cucullatus N/A N/A Cavity N/A X W, OW, S, F, Fe
Common Merganser grand harle Mergus merganser N/A N/A Cavity N/A N/A OW, W, S, F, Fe, C
Ruddy Duck érismature rousse Oxyura jamaicensis N/A N/A Ground N/A U W, P
Osprey balbuzard pêcheur Pandion haliaetus N/A N/A Structure I/E X OW, W
Bald Eagle pygargue à tête blanche Haliaeetus leucocephalus SC N/A Tree N/A N/A OW, F, Fe
Northern Harrier busard Saint-Martin Circus cyaneus N/A N/A Ground N/A N/A W, G
Sharp-shinned Hawk épervier brun Accipiter striatus N/A N/A Tree I/E X F, Fe, W, OW
Cooper’s Hawk épervier de Cooper Accipiter cooperii N/A N/A Tree I/E X F, W
Northern Goshawk autour des palombes Accipiter gentilis N/A N/A Tree N/A X F, W, OW
Red-shouldered Hawk buse à épaulettes Buteo lineatus  N/A N/A Tree I/E X F, W
Broad-winged Hawk petite buse Buteo platypterus N/A N/A Tree I X F, Fe, T, W, OW, S
Red-tailed Hawk buse à queue rousse Buteo jamaicensis N/A N/A Tree E N/A F, Fe, T, G
American Kestrel crécerelle d'Amérique Falco sparverius N/A N/A Cavity E X G, Fe
Merlin faucon émerillon Falco columbarius N/A N/A Tree N/A N/A Fe, G, P, T, C
Peregrine Falcon faucon pèlerin Falco peregrinus SC SC Structure  N/A U C, OW
Gray Partridge* perdrix grise Perdix perdix N/A N/A Ground N/A U N/A
Ring-necked Pheasant* faisan de chasse Phasianus colchicus N/A N/A Ground N/A N/A N/A
Ruffed Grouse gélinotte huppée Bonasa umbellus N/A N/A Ground I/E X Fe, T
Wild Turkey dindon sauvage Meleagris gallopavo N/A N/A Ground I/E N/A F, Fe, T, G
Yellow Rail râle jaune Coturnicops noveboracensis SC SC Ground  N/A  N/A W
Virginia Rail râle de Virginie Rallus limicola N/A N/A Vegetation N/A X W. OW, S
Sora marouette de Caroline Porzana carolina N/A N/A Vegetation N/A X W. OW, S
Common Moorhen gallinule poule-d'eau Gallinula chloropus N/A N/A Vegetation N/A X W, OW
American Coot foulque d'Amérique Fulica americana N/A N/A Floating N/A X W, OW
Sandhill Crane grue du Canada Grus canadensis N/A N/A Ground N/A N/A W, G
Killdeer pluvier kildir Charadrius vociferus N/A N/A Ground N/A N/A G, P, S, OW
Spotted Sandpiper chevalier grivelé Actitis macularius N/A N/A Ground N/A X W, OW, S, G, P
Upland Sandpiper maubèche des champs Bartramia longicauda N/A N/A Ground N/A X G
Wilson’s Snipe bécassine de Wilson Gallinago delicata N/A N/A Ground N/A X W, T, G, S, OW
American Woodcock bécasse d'Amérique Scolopax minor N/A N/A Ground E N/A Fe, T, W, S
Wilson's Phalarope phalarope de Wilson Phalaropus tricolor N/A N/A Ground N/A N/A W. OW, S
Ring-billed Gull goéland à bec cerclé Larus delawarensis N/A N/A Ground N/A N/A OW, W, S, P
Herring Gull goéland argenté Larus argentatus N/A N/A Ground N/A N/A OW, W, S, P, C
Common Tern sterne pierregarin Sterna hirundo N/A N/A Ground N/A N/A S, OW, W
Black Tern guifette noire Chlidonias niger SC  N/A Floating  N/A X W, OW, S, G
Rock Pigeon pigeon biset Columba livia N/A N/A Structure N/A U N/A
Mourning Dove tourterelle triste Zenaida macroura N/A N/A Tree E N/A Fe, T, P
Black-billed Cuckoo coulicou à bec noir Coccyzus erythropthalmus N/A N/A Tree E X T, Fe, W
Yellow-billed Cuckoo coulicou à bec jaune Coccyzus americanus N/A N/A Tree N/A N/A Fe, T, P, G
Eastern Screech-Owl petit-duc maculé Megascops asio N/A N/A Cavity N/A N/A F, Fe, W, P
Great Horned Owl grand-duc d'Amérique Bubo virginianus N/A N/A Tree  N/A N/A F, Fe, W, T, G
Barred Owl chouette rayée Strix varia N/A N/A Cavity I X F, W, OW
Long-eared Owl hibou moyen-duc Asio otus N/A N/A Tree N/A X F, W
Short-eared Owl hibou des marais Asio flammeus SC SC Ground  N/A  N/A W, G
Northern Saw-whet Owl petite nyctale Aegolius acadicus N/A N/A Cavity N/A X F, Fe, P
Common Nighthawk Engoulevent d'Amérique Chordeiles minor SC THR Ground  N/A X G, P, T, Fe
Whip-poor-will Engoulevent bois-pourri Caprimulgus vociferus THR THR Ground  N/A X F, Fe, T, G
Chimney Swift martinet ramoneur Chaetura pelagica THR THR Structure  N/A  N/A F, Fe, P. G, C, OW
Ruby-throated Hummingbird colibri à gorge rubis Archilochus colubris N/A N/A Tree E X Fe, T, W, P, OW
Belted Kingfisher martin-pêcheur d'Amérique Megaceryle alcyon N/A N/A Burrow N/A N/A OW, W
Red-headed Woodpecker pic à tête rouge Melanerpes erythrocephalus END END Cavity  N/A  N/A F, Fe, W, P
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker pic maculé Sphyrapicus varius N/A N/A Cavity I/E X F, Fe, T, W
Downy Woodpecker pic mineur Picoides pubescens N/A N/A Cavity I/E N/A F, Fe, T, P, W
Hairy Woodpecker pic chevelu Picoides villosus N/A N/A Cavity I N/A F, Fe, W
Black-backed Woodpecker pic à dos noir Picoides arcticus N/A N/A Cavity N/A N/A F, W, S, OW
Northern Flicker pic flamboyant Colaptes auratus N/A N/A Cavity I/E N/A F, Fe, T, P, W
Pileated Woodpecker grand pic Dryocopus pileatus N/A N/A Cavity I X F, W
Olive-sided Flycatcher moucherolle à côtés olive Contopus cooperi SC THR Tree I X Fe, W, S, OW
Eastern Wood-Pewee pioui de l'Est Contopus virens SC SC Tree I/E N/A F, Fe, T, P, W
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher moucherolle à ventre jaune Empidonax flaviventris N/A N/A Ground N/A X Fe, T, W, S, C
Alder Flycatcher moucherolle des aulnes Empidonax alnorum N/A N/A Shrub E X Fe, T, W, S
Willow Flycatcher moucherolle des saules Empidonax traillii N/A N/A Shrub N/A N/A Fe, T
Least Flycatcher moucherolle tchébec Empidonax minimus N/A N/A Tree E N/A Fe, T, W
Eastern Phoebe moucherolle phébi Sayornis phoebe N/A N/A Structure I/E X P, F, Fe, S, C, OW
Great Crested Flycatcher tyran huppé Myiarchus crinitus N/A N/A Cavity I/E N/A Fe, F, T, W
Eastern Kingbird tyran tritri Tyrannus tyrannus N/A N/A Tree E X Fe, T, G, W, S
Loggerhead Shrike pie-grièche migratrice Lanius ludovicianus END END Tree  N/A X G
Yellow-throated Vireo viréo à gorge jaune Vireo flavifrons N/A N/A Tree I/E N/A F, Fe, T ,W
Blue-headed (Solitary) Vireo viréo à tête bleue Vireo solitarius N/A N/A Tree N/A X F, W, T
Warbling Vireo viréo mélodieux Vireo gilvus N/A N/A Tree E N/A F, Fe, W, T, S, P
Philadelphia Vireo viréo de Philadelphie Vireo philadelphicus N/A N/A Tree N/A N/A Fe, T, W, S
Red-eyed Vireo viréo aux yeux rouges Vireo olivaceus N/A N/A Tree I/E N/A T, F
Blue Jay geai bleu Cyanocitta cristata N/A N/A Tree I/E N/A F, Fe, T, P, W, S
American Crow corneille d'Amérique Corvus brachyrhynchos N/A N/A Tree E N/A Fe, T, P, F, W, S, G
Common Raven grand corbeau Corvus corax N/A N/A Structure I X F, W, C
Horned Lark alouette hausse-col Eremophila alpestris N/A N/A Ground N/A X G, S
Purple Martin hirondelle noire Progne subis N/A N/A Cavity N/A X P. Fe, W, S, C, OW
Tree Swallow hirondelle bicolore Tachycineta bicolor N/A N/A Cavity E N/A Fe, P, W, S, G, OW
Northern Rough-winged Swallow hirondelle à ailes hérissées Stelgidopteryx serripennis N/A N/A Burrow N/A X S, C, OW
Bank Swallow hirondelle de rivage Riparia riparia THR THR Burrow N/A X S, C, OW
Cliff Swallow hirondelle à front blanc Petrochelidon pyrrhonota N/A N/A Structure N/A X C
Barn Swallow hirondelle rustique Hirundo rustica

THR

THR Structure  N/A X G, C, Fe, S, W, OW
Black-capped Chickadee mésange à tête noire Poecile atricapillus N/A N/A Cavity I/E N/A F, Fe, T, W, S
Red-breasted Nuthatch sittelle à poitrine rousse Sitta canadensis N/A N/A Cavity I X F, Fe, W
White-breasted Nuthatch sittelle à poitrine blanche Sitta carolinensis N/A N/A Cavity I N/A F, Fe, P
Brown Creeper grimpereau brun Certhia americana N/A N/A Tree I X F, Fe, W, OW
Carolina Wren troglodyte de Caroline Thryothorus ludovicianus N/A N/A Cavity N/A N/A T, S, Fe, P
House Wren troglodyte familier Troglodytes aedon N/A N/A Cavity E N/A Fe, T, W, P
Winter Wren troglodyte mignon Troglodytes troglodytes N/A N/A Cavity I X F, W, T, S, Fe
Sedge Wren troglodyte à bec court Cistothorus platensis N/A N/A Vegetation N/A X W, G
Marsh Wren troglodyte des marais Cistothorus palustris N/A N/A Vegetation N/A X W, S, OW
Golden-crowned Kinglet roitelet à couronne dorée Regulus satrapa N/A N/A Tree I X F, W
Ruby-crowned Kinglet roitelet à couronne rubis Regulus calendula N/A N/A Tree N/A X F, Fe, T, W
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher gobemoucheron gris-bleu Polioptila caerulea N/A N/A Tree N/A N/A F, Fe, W, T, S
Eastern Bluebird merlebleu de l'Est Sialia sialis N/A N/A Cavity E X G, P, Fe, W
Veery grive fauve Catharus fuscescens N/A N/A Ground I X T, Fe, W
Swainson’s Thrush grive à dos olive Catharus ustulatus N/A N/A Shrub N/A X F, W, S, Fe
Hermit Thrush grive solitaire Catharus guttatus N/A N/A Ground I X F, T, W, Fe
Wood Thrush grive des bois Hylocichla mustelina SC THR Tree I/E N/A F, T, Fe
American Robin merle d'Amérique Turdus migratorius N/A N/A Tree E N/A P, Fe, T, F, W, S
Gray Catbird moqueur chat Dumetella carolinensis N/A N/A Shrub I/E N/A P, Fe, T, S, W
Northern Mockingbird moqueur polyglotte Mimus polyglottos N/A N/A Shrub E X P, Fe, T
Brown Thrasher moqueur roux Toxostoma rufum N/A N/A Shrub E X Fe, T
European Starling* étourneau sansonnet Sturnus vulgaris N/A N/A Cavity E U N/A
Cedar Waxwing jaseur d'Amérique Bombycilla cedrorum N/A N/A Tree E N/A Fe, T, P, S, W
Golden-winged Warbler paruline à ailes dorées Vermivora chrysoptera SC THR Ground  N/A X T, W, Fe
Brewster’s Warbler (Golden/Blue-winged hybrid) paruline de Brewster Vermivora chrysoptera x pinus N/A N/A N/A N/A U N/A
Golden/Blue-winged Warbler (heard) paruline à ailes dorées/bleues Vermivora chrysoptera x pinus N/A N/A N/A N/A U N/A
Nashville Warbler paruline à joues grises Vermivora ruficapilla N/A N/A Ground E X T, W, Fe
Northern Parula paruline à collier Parula americana N/A N/A Tree N/A N/A W, F, Fe
Yellow Warbler paruline jaune Dendroica petechia N/A N/A Shrub E N/A T, W, S, P, G
Chestnut-sided Warbler paruline à flancs marron Dendroica pensylvanica N/A N/A Shrub E X T, Fe
Magnolia Warbler paruline à tête cendrée Dendroica magnolia N/A N/A Tree I X T, Fe, F, W
Cape May Warbler paruline tigrée Dendroica tigrina N/A N/A Tree N/A N/A Fe, F
Black-throated Blue Warbler paruline bleue à gorge noire Dendroica caerulescens N/A N/A Shrub I X T, F, W, Fe
Yellow-rumped Warbler paruline à croupion jaune Dendroica coronata N/A N/A Tree I X F, Fe, T, W
Black-throated Green Warbler paruline à gorge noire Dendroica virens N/A N/A Tree I X F, Fe, W
Blackburnian Warbler paruline à gorge orangée Dendroica fusca N/A N/A Tree N/A X F, W, Fe
Pine Warbler paruline des pins Dendroica pinus N/A N/A Tree N/A X F
Palm Warbler paruline à couronne rousse Dendroica palmarum N/A N/A Ground N/A N/A W, Fe
Cerulean Warbler paruline azurée Setophaga cerulea

THR

END

Tree  N/A  N/A F
Black-and-white Warbler paruline noir et blanc Mniotilta varia N/A N/A Ground I X F, Fe, W, T, S
American Redstart paruline flamboyante Setophaga ruticilla N/A N/A Tree I X T, Fe, W
Ovenbird paruline couronnée Seiurus aurocapilla N/A N/A Ground I X F, S
Northern Waterthrush paruline des ruisseaux Seiurus noveboracensis N/A N/A Ground I X F, W, S
Mourning Warbler paruline triste Oporornis philadelphia N/A N/A Ground E X T, W, Fe
Common Yellowthroat paruline masquée Geothlypis trichas N/A N/A Shrub I/E N/A W, T, S, Fe
Canada Warbler paruline du Canada Cardellina canadensis SC THR Ground I X F, W
Scarlet Tanager tangara écarlate Piranga olivacea N/A N/A Tree I X F, W, T
Eastern Towhee tohi à flancs roux Pipilo erythrophthalmus N/A N/A Ground I/E X Fe, T
Chipping Sparrow bruant familier Spizella passerina N/A N/A Shrub E N/A Fe, T, P, F
Clay-coloured Sparrow bruant des plaines Spizella pallida N/A N/A Shrub N/A X G, T, S
Field Sparrow bruant des champs Spizella pusilla N/A N/A Ground E X G, T, Fe
Vesper Sparrow bruant vespéral Pooecetes gramineus N/A N/A Ground N/A X G
Savannah Sparrow bruant des prés Passerculus sandwichensis N/A N/A Ground N/A X G, W, S
Grasshopper Sparrow bruant sauterelle Ammodramus savannarum SC SC Ground N/A X G
Henslow's Sparrow bruant de Henslow Ammodramus henslowii END END Ground  N/A X G
Le Conte’s Sparrow bruant de Le Conte Ammodramus leconteii N/A N/A Ground N/A N/A G, W, S
Song Sparrow bruant chanteur Melospiza melodia N/A N/A Shrub E N/A T, Fe, P, G, W, S
Lincoln’s Sparrow bruant de Lincoln Melospiza lincolnii N/A N/A Ground N/A N/A W, T, Fe, S
Swamp Sparrow bruant des marais Melospiza georgiana N/A N/A Shrub E X W, S, T
White-throated Sparrow bruant à gorge blanche Zonotrichia albicollis N/A N/A Ground E X Fe, T, W
Dark-eyed Junco junco ardoisé Junco hyemalis N/A N/A Ground N/A X T, Fe
Northern Cardinal cardinal rouge Cardinalis cardinalis N/A N/A Shrub I/E N/A Fe, P, T, W
Rose-breasted Grosbeak cardinal à poitrine rose Pheucticus ludovicianus N/A N/A Tree I/E N/A F, Fe, W, T, P
Indigo Bunting passerin indigo Passerina cyanea N/A N/A Shrub E N/A Fe, T, W, S
Bobolink goglu des prés Dolichonyx oryzivorus

THR

 THR Ground E X G, W
Red-winged Blackbird carouge à épaulettes Agelaius phoeniceus N/A N/A Shrub E N/A W, S, G, P, OW
Eastern Meadowlark sturnelle des prés Sturnella magna

THR

THR Ground  N/A X G
Rusty Blackbird quiscale rouilleux Euphagus carolinus  N/A N/A Tree  N/A  N/A Fe, W, T, S, G, OW
Common Grackle quiscale bronzé Quiscalus quiscula N/A N/A Tree E N/A P, G, W, T, Fe, S
Brown-headed Cowbird vacher à tête brune Molothrus ater N/A N/A N/A E X P, Fe, T, G, W, S, F
Baltimore Oriole oriole de Baltimore Icterus galbula N/A N/A Tree E N/A F, T, P, W, Fe, S
Purple Finch roselin pourpré Carpodacus purpureus N/A N/A Tree I/E X F, Fe, P
House Finch roselin familier Carpodacus mexicanus N/A N/A Tree N/A U N/A
Red Crossbill bec-croisé des sapins Loxia curvirostra N/A N/A Tree N/A X F, Fe, W
White-winged Crossbill bec-croisé bifascié Loxia leucoptera N/A N/A Tree N/A N/A F, Fe, W
Pine Siskin tarin des pins Carduelis pinus N/A N/A Tree N/A N/A Fe, T, P
American Goldfinch chardonneret jaune Carduelis tristis N/A N/A Shrub E X Fe, T, P, W, S
Evening Grosbeak gros-bec errant Coccothraustes vespertinus SC SC Tree N/A X F, T, P
House Sparrow* moineau domestique Passer domesticus N/A N/A Cavity E U N/A

* denotes an introduced species

Species at Risk (as of June 2022)

SC = Species of Special Concern; THR = Threatened; END = Endangered

Ontario Species at Risk
SARA: http://www.sararegistry.gc.ca/sar/index/default_e.cfm

Species Characteristics

Nest Location: Derived from information in Birds of Canada (Godfrey, 1966) and All About Birds (Cornell University, http://www.allaboutbirds.org)

Interior/Edge: I = forest interior species, E = forest edge, I/E = forest interior and edge.
Source: Freemark, K. and B. Collins. 1989. Landscape ecology of birds breeding in temperate forest fragments. In: Hagan, J.M. and D.W. Johnston (eds.) 1992. Ecology and Conservation of Neotropical Migrant Landbirds. Smithsonian Institution Press. Washington.

Area Sensitivity: X = area sensitive (i.e., the species is absent when the amount of habitat in a 10km x 10km Atlas square falls below some threshold value).
Source: Couturier, A. 1999. Conservation Priorities for the Birds of Southern Ontario. Bird Studies Canada. Port Rowan, ON.

Preferred Breeding Habitat: C = cliffs/slopes/ravines; F = forest; Fe = forest edge; G = grasslands; OW = open water; P = parklands/settlement areas; S = shorelines; T = thickets; W = wetlands.
Source: Table G-3, Appendix G of the Significant Wildlife Habitat Technical Guide, MNR (2000).

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