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Washington State Monitor List

State Monitor species are not considered Species of Concern, but are monitored for status and distribution. They are managed by the Department, as needed, to prevent them from becoming endangered, threatened, or sensitive.

The Wildlife Diversity Division maintains a State Monitor Species list that includes animal species for which we monitor status and distribution. Little is known about many of these species, but biologists are concerned about their well being.

  1. State Monitor Species are those that require management, survey, or data emphasis for one or more of the following reasons:
    1. They were classified as endangered, threatened, or sensitive within the previous five years.
    2. They require habitat that is of limited availability during some portion of their life cycle.
    3. They are indicators of environmental quality.
    4. There are unresolved taxonomic questions that may affect their candidacy for listing as endangered, threatened, or sensitive species.
  2. State Monitor Species will be managed by the Department, as needed, to prevent them from becoming endangered, threatened, or sensitive.
  3. Species already classified in a category that provides adequate management emphasis, survey work, and data maintenance (e.g., game animals, game birds, furbearers, etc.) will not be designated as State Monitor Species.

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Species Status Mapping
Common Name  Scientific Name  Animal Type  State Federal
Afranius' duskywing Erynnis afranius Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
American Badger Taxidea taxus Mammal SM none IO
American painted lady Vanessa virginiensis Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Arctic tern Sterna paradisaea Bird SM none B
Ash-throated flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens Bird SM none B
Astarte Fritillary Boloria astarte Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Black oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani Bird SM none B
Black swift Cypseloides niger Bird SM none B
Black tern Chlidonias niger Bird SM none B
Black-crowned night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax Bird SM none B
Black-necked stilt Himantopus mexicanus Bird SM none B,RI
Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus Bird SM none B, IO
Boreal chickadee Poecile hudsonicus Bird SM none B
Boreal owl Aegolius funereus Bird SM none B
California sister Adelpha bredowii californica Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Canyon Bat
   Recovery Plan
Parastrellus hesperus Mammal SM none none
Cascades frog Rana cascadae Amphibian SM none IO
Caspian tern Sterna caspia Bird SM none B
Chryxus arctic Oeneis chryxus chryxus Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Columbia torrent salamander Rhyacotriton kezeri Amphibian SM none IO
Compton tortoiseshell Abagrotis vittifrons Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Cope's giant salamander Dicamptodon copei Amphibian SM none IO
Crowned tightcoil Pristiloma pilsbryi Mollusk SM none IO
Dall's porpoise Phocoenoides dalli Mammal SM none IO
Dog star skipper Polites sonora siris Butterfly/Moth SM none none
Dreamy duskywing Erynnis icelus Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Eastern tiger swallowtail Papilio glaucus canadensis Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Edith's copper Lycaena editha editha Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Egleis fritillary Speyeria egleis mcdunnoughi Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Forster's tern Sterna forsteri Bird SM none B
Freya's fritillary Boloria freija freija Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Fringed myotis Myotis thysanodes Mammal SM none B,CR
Garita skipperling Oarisma garita Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Grasshopper sparrow Ammodramus savannarum Bird SM none B
Gray flycatcher Empidonax wrightii Bird SM none B
Great blue heron Go to page Ardea herodias Bird SM none B
Great egret Ardea alba Bird SM none B,RI
Great gray owl Strix nebulosa Bird SM none IO
Green heron Butorides virescens Bird SM none B
Green-tailed towhee Pipilo chlorurus Bird SM none B,RI
Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus Bird SM none RI
Harbor seal Phoca vitulina Mammal SM none HO,RSC
Hoary elfin Incisalia polia obscura Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Horned grebe Podiceps auritus Bird SM none B
Hydaspe fritillary Speyeria hydaspe rhodope Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Immaculate green hairstreak Callophrys affinus affinis Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Juba skipper Hesperia juba Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Kincaid's meadow vole Microtus pennsylvanicus kincaidi Mammal SM none IO
Labrador sulphur Colias nastes streckeri Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Lesser goldfinch Spinus psaltria Bird SM none none
Long-billed curlew Numenius americanus Bird SM none B,RSC
Long-dash skipper Polites mystic ssp. Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Long-legged myotis Myotis volans Mammal SM none B,CR
Lustrous copper Lycaena cuprea henryae Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Meadow fritillary Boloria bellona ssp. Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Melissa arctic Oeneis melissa beanii Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Nevada skipper Hesperia nevada Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Night snake Hypsiglena torquata Reptile SM none IO
Northern bog lemming Synaptomys borealis Mammal SM none IO
Northern cloudy wing Thorybes pylades Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Northern grasshopper mouse Onychomys leucogaster Mammal SM none IO
Northern waterthrush Seiurus noveboracensis Bird SM none IO
Olympic torrent salamander Rhyacotriton olympicus Amphibian SM none IO
Ord's kangaroo rat Dipodomys ordii Mammal SM none IO
Oreas anglewing Polygonia oreas Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Oregon branded skipper Hesperia comma oregonia Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Oregon floater Anodonta oregonensis Mollusk SM none IO
Oregon megomphix Megomphix hemphilli Mollusk SM none IO
Osprey Pandion haliaetus Bird SM none B
Pacific gopher snake Pituophis catenifer catenifer Reptile SM none IO
Pacific lamprey Lampetra tridentata Fish SM FCo IO
Pacific water shrew Sorex bendirii Mammal SM none IO
Paiute sculpin Cottus beldingi Fish SM none IO
Pale crescent Phyciodes pallidus barnesi Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Pallid bat
   Recovery Plan
Antrozous pallidus Mammal SM none B,CR
Pasco pearl crescent Phyciodes tharos pascoensis Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Perdiccas checkerspot Euphydryas chalcedona perdiccas Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Persius' duskywing Erynnis persius Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Prairie falcon Falco mexicanus Bird SM none B
Propertius' duskywing Erynnis propertius Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Puget sound silverspot Speyeria cybele pugetensis Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Purplish Copper Lycaena helloides Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Putnam's hairstreak Satyrium sylvinum putnami Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Pygmy nuthatch Sitta pygmaea Bird SM none B
Pygmy shrew Sorex hoyi Mammal SM none IO
Racer Coluber constrictor Reptile SM none IO
Red bat
   Recovery Plan
Lasiurus borealis Mammal SM none B,IO
Red-necked grebe Podiceps grisegena Bird SM none B
Red-tailed chipmunk Tamias ruficaudus Mammal SM none IO
Reticulate sculpin Cottus perplexus Fish SM none IO
Riffle sculpin Cottus gulosus Fish SM none IO
Ringneck snake Diadophis punctatus Reptile SM none IO
Roadside skipper Amblyscirtes vialis Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Ruddy copper Lycaena rubida perkinsorum Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Sagebrush vole Lemmiscus curtatus Mammal SM none IO
Salish Sucker Catostomus catostomus Fish SM none IO
Sand roller Percopsis transmontana Fish SM none IO
Shaw Island Townsend's vole Microtus townsendii pugeti Mammal SM none IO
Short-horned lizard Phrynosoma douglasii Reptile SM none IO
Siuslaw sand tiger beetle Cicindela hirticollus siuslawensis Other Insect SM none none
Slimy sculpin Cottus cognatus Fish SM none IO
Snowy owl Nyctea scandiaca Bird SM none RI
Sonora skipper Polites sonora sonora Butterfly/Moth SM none none
Southern alligator lizard Elgaria multicarinata Reptile SM none IO
Spotted bat
   Recovery Plan
Euderma maculatum Mammal SM none B,CR
Subartic bluenet dragonfly Coenagrion interrogatum Other Insect SM none IO
Subartic darner dragonfly Aeshna subartica Other Insect SM none IO
Swainson's hawk Buteo swainsoni Bird SM none B
Sylvan hairstreak Satyrium sylvinum sylvinum Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Tailed frog Ascaphus truei Amphibian SM none IO
Tawny-edged skipper Polites themistocles Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Thicket hairstreak Mitoura spinetorum spinetorum Butterfly/Moth SM none IO
Three-toed woodpecker Picoides tridactylus Bird SM none B,RI
Tiger salamander Ambystoma tigrinum Amphibian SM none IO
Turkey vulture Cathartes aura Bird SM none B,CR
Viceroy Limenitis archippus lahontani Butterfly/Moth SM none none
Western bluebird Sialia mexicana Bird SM none B
Western floater Anodonta kennerlyi Mollusk SM none IO
Western Long-eared bat
   Recovery Plan
Myotis evotis Mammal SM none B,CR
Western pearlshell Margaritifera falcata Mollusk SM none IO
Western ridgemussel Gonidea angulata Mollusk SM none IO
Western small-footed myotis Myotis ciliolabrum Mammal SM none B,CR
White salmon pocket gopher-Northern Thomomys talpoides limosus Mammal SM none IO
Winged floater Anodonta nuttalliana Mollusk SM none IO
Woodhouse's toad Anaxyrus woodhousii Amphibian SM none none
Yellowpatch skipper Polites coras Butterfly/Moth SM none IO